Prolong Your Outdoor Screens With These Tips

January 10, 2023
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You are probably now wondering how to keep your exterior shades and screens clean during winter. You will eventually need to replace your screens if you don’t clean them regularly.

Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your shades. These simple cleaning tips will help prolong the life of your outdoor screens.

Examine the damage

You should inspect your screens for damage before you start cleaning them. Screens in closed areas will require less cleaning than those in open areas. To determine the amount of cleaning you will need, check the screens before cleaning.

Please refer to the Instructions

Before you start cleaning, be sure to review the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. These instructions can be found by doing a quick Google search for the brand and model of your screen. Some cleaning products can cause irreversible damage to screens by staining, discoloring, or staining them. To avoid problems, always read the instructions.

Gather the ingredients

Gather all the necessary materials to complete the task. These are some common screen-cleaning solutions and tools:

  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft-brush attachment for cleaning screens.
  • To dry your screen effectively, use a hair dryer
  • For additional dust removal power, use a feather duster.
  • To remove excess moisture, use a towel.
  • Use warm soapy water, or another recommended cleaning product to clean the bucket.

Keep your skin clean

Now it is time to clean. To avoid further damage, you must clean your screens gently and firmly. You must be careful not to splash water onto the screen or rails.

  • Use warm water to soak a sponge. Then, squeeze out any liquid from the sponge.
  • You can gently soak up any dirt or dust from the screen’s screen rail, but be careful not to let liquids pool around the screen mechanism.
  • To clean the exterior of your screen, use a vacuum or feather duster.
  • You can gently scrub the stains off, but not too much as it could cause damage to your screen.
  • Let the screen mesh dry.
  • To lubricate the screen tracks, use a silicon-based spray.

Optional deep cleaning

You can also soak your screens in water to deep clean them. You should make sure that the screens are safe to use soap and warm water.

First, take your screens off the brackets and rails. Fill a large tub filled with warm water and some mild soap. Allow the shades to soak for several minutes. Take the shades out of the tub. Scrub any remaining stains. After cleaning, rinse the screens with water and dry them quickly using a towel. Hang them upside down to dry completely before putting them back on the brackets.

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