Screen Porch

I LOVE our screened in porch but the pollen gets worse every year to clean it!!! Can I ask WHATor HOW you guys do to keep it from being a PAIN too clean each spring?
  7 answers
  • Sherry Sherry on May 06, 2014
    I have the same problem in Ga I covered all the furniture this year with old sheets and put all my decor in plastic bags. It was tacky but it definitely helped.
  • Melissa Melissa on May 06, 2014
    Our brick red cushions were covered in yellow pollen this spring. I tried brushing the pollen off...had a major allergy attack. Went back with vacuum, which was quicker and more efficient, then hosed all of the screens, wicker, tables, down. It looked so much better, and was finally a place I could enjoy again.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 07, 2014
    We put up heavy plastic every winter to use as a greenhouse for our palms with help from a small electric heater on freezing nights. We leave it up until the pollen storms are gone. We still have to vacuum with shop vac and wash down the cross braces. And of course, clean the fan!
  • Paula Chapman Paula Chapman on Jun 26, 2014
    Awesome idea Jeanette!!! Thanks!!! (Y)
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Oct 22, 2015
    I'm wondering if having the screens mounted with Velcro would make cleanup easier. Then I could take them down and scrub them clean on the ground instead of hauling out the house ladder to wash the screens in place. I think the power washer would tear the screens to piece, even if it would be a lot less work.
  • Rosemary Kelly Rosemary Kelly on Dec 23, 2015
    We use a leaf blower and blow the screens out.
  • Briana Briana on Dec 23, 2015
    We use a pressure washer once we're sure the pollen showers have stopped. We take the furniture outside in the yard and hose down. The problem I have is a greenish mildew, or something, building up on the screen.
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