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sarah
How to clean fixed screens on porch?

What is the best way to clean metal fixed screens on porch?
They have pollen and dust etc on them and I dont want to stretch
them by wiping them down.

Re: How to clean fixed screens on porch?
sarah wrote:

What is the best way to clean metal fixed screens on porch?
They have pollen and dust etc on them and I dont want to stretch
them by wiping them down.

You could vacuum them.
I always used soapy water and a soft brush then hosed them off. I would suggest dot to push hard when using the soap and brush. I never had a problem

ed21
Re: How to clean fixed screens on porch?

I've always used a soft brush, soap and a hose to clean mine. Never damaged one yet.

havanagranite
Re: How to clean fixed screens on porch?
sarah wrote:

What is the best way to clean metal fixed screens on porch?
They have pollen and dust etc on them and I dont want to stretch
them by wiping them down.

when cleaning screens we use a pump up sprayer that has a bleach solution in it to kill any molds on them then use a soft brush on a handle and window cleaning solution (both available at home depot in their outdoor area usually near the mowers and grills) to wash them down, rinse and reinstall.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: How to clean fixed screens on porch?

Power washer form the inside, no bush, little labor, and done.
Jack

havanagranite
Re: How to clean fixed screens on porch?

a "squeegee" for the screens are you kidding? nice way to stretch the screens

havanagranite
Re: How to clean fixed screens on porch?
YukYuk wrote:

I avoid chlorine bleach on nylon or fabric screening, tends to make them brittle and deterioriate faster.

A stiff wide paint brush works well as a screen cleaning tool. to wipe on, mild scrub motion and wipe off. A window washer's squeegie (spelling?) to break tension of the clinging dirty washing solution to remove, and rinse water using squeegie with pulling strokes down towards the ground, works well too, and doesn't stress the screening against the spline.

if you were using straight bleach and then just leaving it set then yes I would agree with you but not in this setting

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