Seems like when you do one project, another needed project is revealed! That happened when Steph had the glass in her windows replaced recently. They are insulated glass that had become cloudy inside that no amount of cleaning would ever help. She bit the bullet and hired a local glass company to complete the project.
Replacing the windows necessitated removing the screens which turned out to be really, really dirty. Cleaning was in order, but some of them also had holes (squirrels like to hang on them), so repair was needed for those.
We decided to try cleaning with simple dishwashing liquid in hot water scrubbing with a hand brush. We figured if there were stubborn stains we could use something harsher like Krud Kutter. The hot soapy water proved effective enough to remove dirt and algae growth so nothing harsher was needed.
We worked outside on the driveway so the screens could be scrubbed flat.
We first removed the spline and screen for those that needed to be repaired before we cleaned them.
To remove the damaged screen pry out the old spline. You many need a small flat head screw driver or pick to get it started.
Tip: handle the frame gently so that you don’t accidentally pull it out of shape.
Once the spline is removed, pull out the screen and wash as instructed below.
Replacing Screen- Materials:
This turned out to be a quick project that can be done in less than an hour, depending on how many screens need to be replaced. It's a good idea to clean the screens at least once a year- probably more here in Florida with all the pollen!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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Steph & Vicki
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