How do I get a white screen door clean?

by Betty
I cannot seem to get my screen door really clean. Some things I have tried are oxygen cleaner TSP Dawn and vineger Please can you give me some ideas

  6 answers
  • What is your screen door made of? If it is wood, could it just need repainting? Any of the remedies you have already tried should have worked, now I am scratching my head to come up with what you should try next. 😉

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jul 23, 2017

    Hi Betty, so is this just white framing around a sliding door, or is it a white aluminum door on the lower half with a screen on top? Is it a white wooden lower door with screening on top? I'm at a loss here to tell you anything specific, but I will say that you may just have to paint it if you can't get it white again. If we are talking about cleaning a patio screen door (sliding door) here is a link on how to clean it (although this sounds like this isn't what you need)

    Let me ask you this: have you tried a mixture of about 1/4 cup of Murphy's Oil Soap with 1 teaspoon of Dawn BLUE dishwashing liquid in a gallon of water?

    " ... Get the Grime Off

    To clean the surfaces, dip a sponge or soft cloth into the cleaning solution and wring it out until the cloth is barely damp. Starting at the top of the door or trim, wipe the entire surface with smooth, even strokes. You may need to go over particularly grimy areas more than once or use more vigorous scrubbing. Try to avoid letting the solution drip down the door. Excess water can leave marks on some painted surfaces. If you're using a soap solution, follow by wiping the surfaces with a cloth wrung out in plain water. Allow the surfaces to dry thoroughly before use. ... "

    Good Luck! and thanks for using Hometalk for help :)

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Jul 23, 2017

    Are you looking to clean the woodwork?

    A magic eraser worked for me. I got mine at the dollar store, but you can find a Mr. Clean magic eraser at the supermarket.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 23, 2017

    Repaint with some washable exterior latex. 😇

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jul 24, 2017

    If you need to spot clean, a magic eraser is your best friend :)

  • Peg Peg on Jul 24, 2017

    Have you tried steam cleaning them?