Replacing flyscreens on timber doors is different to aluminium doors and
windows, because there’s no channel for the rubber spline to fit into. All you
need is scissors, measuring tape and a staple tacker.
Step 1: Cut the screen slightly
oversize. We used an aluminium flyscreen, but nylon or bronze are also
Step 2: Staple the screen in place,
being careful to place staples where the timber beading will conceal them.
Step 3: Fix the timber beading in place
using brads (fine nails). Our stapler also fires brads, making this step
Step 4: Trim the flyscreen with a
utility knife. Use a metal ruler to protect the timber as you cut. Then
re-install the door.
Some staple guns have
adjustable power (easy or max). This makes them easier to operate if you’re not
The Rapid Staple Gun is available at all good hardware stores.