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Remove your old spline and screen. Keep the spline to re-use if it is in good condition

Remove your old spline and screen. Keep the spline to re-use if it is in good condition

Place frame on top of screen flush with two edges

Place frame on top of screen flush with two edges

Cut screen to the size of the outside of the frame. (It does not need to be exact) you are just removing all the bulky excess screen.

Cut screen to the size of the outside of the frame. (It does not need to be exact) you are just removing all the bulky excess screen.

Remove and get rid of excess screen

Remove and get rid of excess screen

Now place screen on the TOP of the frame with the groove of the frame facing up.

Now place screen on the TOP of the frame with the groove of the frame facing up.

Tape or clamp 3 corners of the screen to the frame

Tape or clamp 3 corners of the screen to the frame

Line up the spline starting in the corner without tape

Line up the spline starting in the corner without tape

Start by pressing the spline into the groove.

Start by pressing the spline into the groove.

Use the spline roller and roll the spline into the groove.

Use the spline roller and roll the spline into the groove.

Once you get to the first corner, take the tape or clamp off.

Once you get to the first corner, take the tape or clamp off.

Turn the corner with the spline and press firmly in the corner

Turn the corner with the spline and press firmly in the corner

Roll the roller all the way around pressing firmly. There is no need to stretch the screen at all.

Roll the roller all the way around pressing firmly. There is no need to stretch the screen at all.

Once you reach the last corner where you started. There is typically some spline that stretched out. Cut the end off. Make sure while you are installing the spline that you do not stretch it.

Once you reach the last corner where you started. There is typically some spline that stretched out. Cut the end off. Make sure while you are installing the spline that you do not stretch it.

I like to re roll the entire spline again.

I like to re roll the entire spline again.

Take your utility knife and cut the excess screen off. Hold your knife at a 45\u00b0 angle and press against the frame.

Take your utility knife and cut the excess screen off. Hold your knife at a 45° angle and press against the frame.

Continue to cut the excess off all the way around the frame.

Continue to cut the excess off all the way around the frame.

Once you reach the last corner you are finished!

Even a first timer can do this in as little as 10 minutes. If you are experienced this will take you about 2-5 mins to complete.

  • 1-roll of screen larger than your frame
  • 1-Spline roller
  • 1- utility knife
  • Spline if your old spline is old and cracked
  • (Optional) any kind of tape or 3 clamps