How to Keep Screen Doors Safe from Pets and People


Screen doors can easily be walked through and ruined by both pets and people. Besides being unsafe, it can be very expensive to have doors rescreened, but it can be very INEXPENSIVE to create a screen cling. These simple clinging stickers can be eye catching enough to prevent accidents; therefore, saving you time and $$$.

Things You'll Need

  • scissors
  • decorative metal stickers with adhesive backing (can be found at art supply and scrapbooking stores usually in packs of 4)
  • an assistant
  • a bent paperclip
  • Make sure screen door is clean. Clings do not adhere to dust and debris.

  • Cut 1/4 inch slits in the sides of the sticker to create at least 2 prongs on both sides. The prongs must be very skinny as to fit into the incredibly micro-mini square holes in screen mesh.

  • Fold the prongs so that when you adhere the sticker to the screen, the prongs go through.

  • Using an assistant to push from the backside of the screen, adhere sticker to screen. Make sure prongs push through. A bent paper-clip may help to push the prongs through the holes.

  • Fold the prongs on the backside of the screen. The adhesive helps with the staying power, but the prongs keep it there until you wish to remove it.

  • Stand back and decide if you need more clings in higher or lower places depending on the eye levels of your pets, kids, and adults.

Tips & Warnings

  • 2-4 clings are usually effective yet decorative.
  • Clings may not be 100% effective in keeping all accidents from occurring.

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