It's So Oddly Satisfying to Watch This Screen Door Get Patched—No, Seriously

Can't. Look. Away.

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Getty / Jennifer A Smith

When I first saw this video on Facebook (thanks to my dad for sharing!), I easily watched it ten times in a row. Nevermind that I don't have a screen door, or any need for this product, right now—there's just something so soothing in seeing this relatable problem solved with only a hairdryer and a tiny adhesive patch.

If you have a pet (or a destructive child), you know screen damages happen more often then you'd expect. And no one wants to host a dinner party, or even hang out on a porch where bugs are flying through the holes. So we often jump to replacing the whole screen just to solve the problem immediately, which can be a total hassle for such a relatively small problem.

I'm not the only one talking about the video, though—with more than 1 million views on Facebook, some comments even saying they want to rip a screen just to try it! And for less than $10, I'm saying, why not?!

Repaix makes the patch, which can be used to repair more than just window screens and door screens, including patio nets, tent nets, and even pool screens. The patches are resistant to both high and low temps, so you're covered for summer and winter repairs of down to -4℉ and up to 140℉.

Screen Repair Patch (set of 5)
repaix.net
$7.99

The video alone may have you going, "it can't be that simple," but lo and behold, check out the instructions:

1. Clean the area of the screen you want to repair

2. If the tear/hole is not neat, you may trim it

3. Remove the release liner on the patch

4. Apply the tape onto the desired area

5. Use a blow-dryer to adhere (30-45 seconds)

It doesn't get simpler than that.

It's worth noting that there's only a limited stock and the patches are currently $10 off. So really, what are you waiting for?! You know, beyond getting a tear in your screen, of course.

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