No, scrubbing or rinsing is not necessary. Do not use Screen Magic on wet screens, it dilutes the product and will not work as well. Just spray on Screen Magic and you’re done. On very dirty screens, you may want to take a dry brush or micro fiber towel and brush the big dirt and edges of the screen first. You will usually see a lot of heavy dirt/dust build up where the screen attaches to the frame. Many customers use a micro fiber towel to even out the spots you may have missed instead of using a lot of product to cover every square inch. Screen Magic looks the same wet as it does dry making it easy to pick spots you missed.
First, we recommend following the directions above regarding really dirty screens. Thoroughly saturate a microfiber towel and just wipe the screen with the microfiber towel. This method works just as well as spraying. Some people prefer it.
Our special formula of emulsions, UV inhibitors, glossing agents, and dust repellents don’t just cover the dust, it destroys it. The dust particles are organically dissolved making the screens look like new and the dust repellents help to keep them looking that way.
Screens will stay looking like new for about 4-6 months depending on conditions in your area.
Our tests have shown it takes Screen Magic about 20-30 minutes to fully dry, depending on temperature and humidity.
Screen Magic has no effect on plants or grass. We do not recommend that you clean the screens on a cement driveway. Even though Screen Magic will evaporate from cement fairly quickly, you will see outlines of the screen on the concrete when it rains. Do not spray on asphalt, most paints or cool decks on pools or patios; it will be visible for months. We recommend treating screens over gravel or grass.
Yes, this helps you to pick out spots on the screen that you may have missed right away instead of waiting for them to dry like when you scrub them with soap and water.
Screen Magic works on all types of screens. Bug screens, sliding screen doors, and solar window screens of all different colors.
Screen Magic is completely green. Screen Magic contains no solvents, no phosphorus or petroleum distillates that can cause ozone-depletion. Screen Magic is non-toxic, non-flammable inert and non reactive.
It takes about .50 oz to treat an average screen. One gallon of Screen Magic can treat up to 250 screens.
Once Screen Magic is dry (20-30 minutes after applying) there is no visible product transfer to the window.
(makes glass hydrophobic)?
Screen Magic does not make glass hydrophobic. You can test this yourself very easily by spraying Screen Magic directly on to a window, wipe it off and then clean the window as you normally do.
Since 90% of the dirt and dust is on the outside, if you have 2 screens about the same size you can put the screens back to back and spray both sides (both being the outside) and the blow through usually cleans the inside side. Now you have just cleaned two screens for the price of one!
When applying to security doors with screens and arcadia sliding screen doors you don’t need to remove the screens. Put down a tarp to cover the floor if you’re spraying it on the screen. You can also just saturate a microfiber towel and wipe it on without having to cover the floor. Screen Magic works great either way you apply it.