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Care & maintenance for Zipscreen


Once you've invested in a Zipscreen outdoor shade, taking good care of it through regular cleaning and maintenance is key to the longevity of your shades.

It is recommended to clean your Zipscreen at least every three months, or more frequently for coastal locations to ensure the shades are free from dirt, dust and grime.

Step 1: Pre-Cleaning Preparation

Start by lowering your Zipscreen to its fully closed position. Gently remove excess dirt, dust, and debris from the fabric & aluminium using a soft-bristle brush. 

Prepare a small amount of mild soap or outdoor fabric cleaner in a bucket with clean, lukewarm water.

Step 2: Cleaning the Fabric

Dampen a soft sponge or cloth in the soapy water solution. Gently scrub the fabric & aluminium, paying extra attention to any spots or stains.

Avoid using excessive force to prevent stretching or damaging the fabric. 

Note- Never clean your Zipscreen with abrasive products, chemicals, or solvents.

Step 3: Rinsing

Thoroughly rinse the shade using a garden hose with a gentle spray nozzle.

Make sure to rinse away all soap residue to prevent it from attracting dirt in the future. 

Note: - Do not use a pressure hose to clean your Zipscreen.


Step 4: Drying

Allow your Zipscreen to air dry thoroughly in its extended position. Avoid rolling it up before completely dry to prevent mold and mildew growth. 

To ensure smooth operation, your Zipscreen may benefit from adding silicone spray lubricant in the side channels.

Note- Do not use oil-based lubricants, e.g. WD40, as they will attract dust build-up in the channel.


Regular cleaning and proper maintenance are vital to prolonging the life and appearance of your Zipscreen.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your outdoor area remains fresh, inviting, and enjoyable for many seasons to come.