Guests keep walking into my screen doors

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They are black screens and hard to see, especially in the evening. I'd like to solicit ideas on what I can put on the screens to alert people. I'm looking for something practical and aesthetic. I was tempted to look for a home decorating forum for this advice, but why not ask here?
 
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Originally Posted By: andyd
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Not far off. OP all you need is a bar of some sort, at hand-pushing height, and they'll stop hitting the screen. Grew up in a house with 6 kids, Dad went crazy replacing screens until he put up a double row of bars (1x2) across the doors, along with some 1/2" square wire mesh for reinforcement on the most used one.
 
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
Grew up in a house with 6 kids, Dad went crazy replacing screens until he put up a double row of bars (1x2) across the doors, along with some 1/2" square wire mesh for reinforcement on the most used one.
Still won't stop a dog!
 

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Explain to your guests to be careful because each screen costs $1800 to repair/replace. Glow-in-the-dark paint. Don't allow them in the house.
 
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: Bandito440
Unless the screen door is Aluminum.
The magnets aren’t affixed to the door frame; you install them in pairs, on both sides of the screen material. They’re attracted to each other. The description in the link I provided explains that.
 
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Originally Posted By: JLTD
Grew up in a house with 6 kids, Dad went crazy replacing screens until he put up a double row of bars (1x2) across the doors, along with some 1/2" square wire mesh for reinforcement on the most used one.
Still won't stop a dog!
LOL that's what the 1/2" mesh is for! laugh
 
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My dog, she died, thought we had some sort of invisible force field on the rear deck slider door. She walked into it 3 times. After that, we had to carry her out. I walked into it once and so did my wife. Pretty funny.
 
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