Tips On Cleaning Fly Screens

Cleaning fly screen mesh

It is usually easier to clean a fly screen frame if you can first remove it from the window. Some fly screens are designed to easily detach. A few other screens can be removed with the use of a screwdriver or spanner. Occasionally some fly screen frames are permanently attached to the window or are at least very difficult to remove. 

  1. Be careful removing the screen. Older style mesh is easily damaged.
  2. Find an open workspace for cleaning the screens, somewhere that will tolerate water. Outdoors is ideal. Put down some plastic sheeting or a tarpaulin to prevent damage to the screens
  3. Spray the screens with a hose, but do not use too much water pressure. Make sure to spray both sides.
  4. Make a mixture of one part ammonia to three parts water. Or, make some warm water with soap/detergent. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands. Some people like to wear goggles to protect their eyes.
  5. Use a soft bristle brush and ammonia solution to wash the screen. Leave the screen flat on the tarpaulin sheet, and scrub with a circular motion.
  6. After loosening any dirt and debris with the scrubbing you can wipe the surface with a sponge.
  7. Rinse the screen with a hose, and then shake off the loose water.
  8. Allow the screen to air dry. Prop it up so that the air can circulate around the mesh.
  9. Once dry, put the screen back on the window.

Regular Fly Screen Mesh Cleaning 

Vacuum the screen mesh once a week to prevent dust from building up. A soft bristle attachment for a vacuum is a good option. Else, use a small handheld vacuum cleaner (i.e.: A Dustbuster)

Retractable Fly Screens Sydney

Retractable mesh screens require less cleaning as they can be stored away when not in use.

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