1.

Remove the old shoji paper, using wet cloth if necessary. If your screen's wood is unfinished, you can cut excess paper off after the paper is attached (see step 6.) If the wood has finish on, pre-cut the paper with a margin at least 1/4".


2.

Temporarily attach the paper on one side, centered to the screen using a piece of plastic tape. Unroll about 2 feet to make sure the paper edges are parallel to the screen frames. Secure the paper with two more pieces of tape. Keep the paper rolled up.


3.

Apply glue on the kumiko (lattices) first, then on the outer frames. If using a brush, patting motions may work better than stroking motions.


4.

Unroll the paper slowly.


5.

Press lightly and smooth out on the lattice, starting from the center towards outer frames.


6.

Cut off excess paper. If the wood is finished, pre-cut the paper to avoid damaging the wood maybe necessary.


7.

Let it dry completely. After dried, if there is any wrinkles or sagging, spray water lightly on the wrinkled area. Repeat if necessary. Do not spray water on Laminated, Surface Washable, or Hi-Tec Kozo (film reinforced) paper.