Glue or repair a mosquito net in the frame

If adhesive comes into direct contact with the fly screen, care must be taken when choosing the adhesive. Some species loosen the grid or net. Others only develop their adhesive strength when there is strong pressure, which is not always possible when gluing insect screens. The material of the frame also plays a central role.

Determine the materials involved

Special products from the relevant manufacturers for gluing fly screens are available in stores. Usually it is narrow, transparent and double-sided adhesive tape.

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Anyone who attaches a fly screen with an adhesive that is not expressly designated as a special adhesive must take the following two essential factors into account:

1. What material or surface is the window frame made of??
2. What material is the grid or net made of??

The common frame materials on windows are:

  • Wood
  • plastic
  • Metal (aluminum)

The grid or net consists of natural or synthetic textile fibers or of metal wires. In general, the adhesive does not have to withstand large tensile loads, but retains permanent adhesive strength.

Practical hints and tips

Fly screen does not stick

Check that the adhesive is suitable for both materials involved.

Fly screens do not last permanently

If too much solvent evaporates, for example, the adhesive loses its adhesive strength.

The grid or net is under attack

Synthetic products in particular will dissolve and dissolve if the wrong adhesive is used. An unimportant test bond should always be carried out as a test.

The glue sticks the frame from the window

Grids and nets naturally also have a mesh at the cut edges through which liquid adhesive penetrates. The frame can be well protected by an applied protective tape if there is not enough time for an open window until the adhesive has finally dried.

Well-suited liquid adhesives

Cyanoacrylate instant adhesives are ideal for metal and textile fibers and can be used on any frame material. With synthetic fibers it has to be tried to see if a problem arises.
Dispersion adhesives for spraying, which can, however, react to temperature fluctuations and are therefore recommended for indoor installation.
So-called polyaddition adhesives such as epoxy resin, polyurethane and silicone. When it comes to silicone, care must be taken to ensure that it is an adhesive silicone and not the joint sealant commonly used for tiles.

Tips & Tricks Please note that strong sunlight or, in the case of fly screens installed outside, wet precipitation affects some types of adhesive.

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