How to Clean a Patio Screen Door

You don’t need to be handy to clean your patio screen door. Cleaning can be done quickly and easily in a few simple steps.

You Will Need:

A screwdriver
A utility brush
A small vacuum cleaner
A spray lubricant
A steel wool pad
Grease-cutting detergent
Silicone lubricant
A small brush, toothpick, or compressed air (optional)

Step 1: Remove screen door

Use a screwdriver to carefully remove the screen door from its tracks. Lay it flat.

Step 2: Loosen the dirt

Loosen the dirt in the tracks with a utility brush, brushing along the length of the track.

Step 3: Vacuum excess dirt

Remove the excess dirt with a vacuum. Dirt and grit on door tracks interferes with opening and closing, and can cause wear and tear on the rollers.

Step 4: Apply lubricant

Apply a lubricant to the tracks and rub them with steel wool.

Step 5: Remove roller

Gently remove the roller for cleaning. If you can’t remove the roller, clean it using a small brush, toothpick, or with compressed air while holding it in place.

Step 6: Clean the roller and tension spring  Clean the roller and tension spring by soaking them in grease-cutting detergent mixed with water. After drying, spray with silicone lubricant.

By Anthony Cobbs

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