Fly Screen Care & Maintenance

All RELIABLE retractable fly screens are designed, manufactured and installed to the highest possible standards. To keep your screens looking and performing like new, please review this Product Care information. Here you will find tips on how to get the most out of your screens with years of trouble-free operation. If you experience difficulties, please contact your Authorised RELIABLE dealer, who will be happy to assist.


The finishes applied to the RELIABLE products are of the highest quality available and are extremely durable and weather resistant. Like all fixtures around the home, dirt, dust and atmospheric pollutants will be deposited on them over time.

Powder-coated surfaces should be cleaned every six months to protect the finish. However, in areas where pollutants are more prevalent, especially in coastal or industrial regions, cleaning should be carried out every two to three months.

Cleaning Powder Coated surfaces

1. Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge.

2. Use a soft non-abrasive brush or cloth and mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt and other deposits.

3. Wipe over with an absorbent cloth to prevent watermarks from forming.

Cleaning the mesh

The mesh can be effectively cleaned with a soft-bristled brush or with the furniture brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances should you use steel wool, scourer pads, abrasive based cleaners, scouring liquids or powders, or caustic solutions as these will cause permanent damage to the finish and void the product guarantee.


Cleaning Tracks

Keep tracks free of debris by vacuuming. You can also use a damp cloth to wipe dust and debris off the tracks. This will ensure smoother operation.

IMPORTANT: It is important to fully close the pleated mesh daily, to ensure that the mesh folds back nicely. In the event where the mesh does not fold back properly, spray the mesh with water and push it back to the closed position and leave it to dry. This should bring the mesh pleat back nicely. You may need to manually fold sections of the mesh back in more severe cases.