Screen repair tape

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Old 03-28-16, 06:56 PM
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Screen repair tape

Quick question on fiberglass screen repair.

These screen repair tape they sell at home centers...



It looks very similar to drywall/cement board mesh tape.

How different are they?

I had a large tear and would like to do a temp repair until the screen guy can fit me into his schedule next week. I do have a roll of wall mesh tape, can I use it for that or is there something really special with the screen mesh tape?
 

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Old 03-28-16, 07:12 PM
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How would you glue the fiberglass tape. I doubt it is sticky enough to hold. I'd just use clear packing tape. My mother would have used needle and thread.
 
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You would be better off using duct tape. Your mesh tape is not sticky enough to stay on the screen for long.
 
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Are you guys referring to the "drywall cement board mesh tape" I have being useless, or the STANDARD SCREEN REPAIR MESH TAPE that is being sold for that specific purpose being useless?

http://www.amazon.com/QCI-Direct-Win.../dp/B0081S4H3O

That's what I am trying to ask, what is the difference, anyone knows?

The standard screen repair tape is not a temp thing, but I only need it to stay for about a week before I replace the entire screen.
 
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Old 03-28-16, 07:29 PM
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What's the difference? One is for cement board... isn't very sticky at all... and gets covered with mortar thin set. Since you asked "can I use it for that..." I think we are in agreement that using mesh cement board tape would be a waste of time.

The other - Screen repair tape- is made specifically to repair screens, so it will have a better chance of sticking. How long it will stick probably anyone's guess. Since you mentioned it's temporary and only needs to last a week... I think that's why ordinary packing tape or duct tape seem like a obvious choice.
 
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