Screen Magic For Screen Restoration?

I wanted to share with everyone about using Screen Magic for screen restoration. I have talked to a number of people who promote screen restoration using Screen Magic and are making so really good margins. Here is how they are doing it:

When you have a screen that is pretty weathered (but not completely trashed) and needs to be replaced, do a quick calculation on how much it would be to replace the screen. Tell the customer the replacement cost and then tell them for half that amount (or what ever percentage you want) you could restore the screen with your special screen restoration solution. Spray a little Screen Magic on the screen to show them how effective it is and ask them if they would like to save half the money.

I’v talked to some people that have got up to $20 a screen! I know what your thinking, wow that’s high, but they seem to be getting it. I guess it’s all in how you positions it to the customer. This may not be for everyone, I think it really needs to be done on a screen by screen basis.

If you think about it, the numbers are the numbers. If they are wanting to replace the screen your saving your customers money. I think it’s important that they know that it’s not a permanent fix but it will put off replacing the screen for 6 months to a year and let them make the choice.

Thanks for the heads-up, Tim.

Wow $20! thought i was doing well getting $5 each

]I’v been told when restoring screens that they clean them with Screen Magic and then wipe them down with a micro fiber towel and then give them a second coat.

Here is a message and pic I got by email on this subject:

Okay, I am so amazed I blogged about it on facebook. I recently used it on a screen that both the customer and I thought was long gone, it is 2 screens about 3ft by 6ft. The screens had for at 15 years been compacted with dirt, and no matter how much scrubbing was done, nothing worked and it only got worse. My customer was amazed, and is excited because she won’t have to throw it away.

I must say, I recieved a bottle of screen magic from WCR give-away a while back.

I tried it on 3 screen at my apt, which had a great bit of dust and fading.

I applied at the back said, and the screens looked the same as they did.

I tried this 3x on all three and had the same results.

I’m not sure what you meant when you wrote “I applied at the back said,”. Does this mean that you treated the back of the screen? What type of screens are they?

We use ScreenMagic and love it! Customer are always super impressed with the way the screens turn out and we have saved many a screens from replacement!

I am easily able to charge 7 to 18 dollars per sun screen and 10 for slider screen doors. Everyone is always thrilled with how they come out and I am amazed at how long they keep looking great. I don’t know about the screens back east but for the south west, screen magic is essential.

Back of the bottle instructions.

They are the synthetic type, non metal.

I’m not sure exactly why type of material it is.

We use ScreenMagic on almost every job we do. We do not include this in our estimates either. Total upsell. I get around 20 bucks for an average size screen and a little more for screen doors. I have a 3x3 screen in my truck, half trashed and half cleaned with ScreenMagic. Easiest upsell ever. If I dont get all of the screens I will usually get the screen doors at a minimum which is even better because I charge more for those anyways.

They are fiberglass mesh. I buy large enough quantities of mesh that I can replace a sliding screen door mesh for under 25 bucks in less than 8 minutes.

I upsell a lot of screen replace/rebuilds

OK, Screen Magic does not blacken up the fiberglass mesh screens as well. I would assume that the brand name is Phifer. Let me explain why.

The most common screens are made of vinyl which is actually a petroleum based product. Screen Magic glossing agent do a molecular dance with the petroleum, that’s what makes them look like new (their is a lot more to it than that but I’ll spare you the details). In addition the petroleum creates the electrostatic charge (static electricity) that throws off the dust particles. Kind of like walking across shag carpeting, you get a shock it’s because most carpet fibers are petroleum based. So when you have a fiberglass or metal screen their is no petroleum - so no dance, and no static charge. Screen Magic does still do a good job of breaking down the dust and dirt but you will need to wipe down the screen with a micro fiber towel after about a minute or two to remove all the dirt.

If your not sure what kind of screen your dealing with at a customers house you can spay a little bit on the corner. If makes it looks like new it’s vinyl if not it’s metal or fiberglass. Most the screen you come across should be vinyl.

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The most common screens are made of vinyl which is actually a petroleum based product. Screen Magic glossing agent do a molecular dance with the petroleum, that’s what makes them look like new (their is a lot more to it than that but I’ll spare you the details). In addition the petroleum creates the electrostatic charge (static electricity) that throws off the dust particles. K[B][B][COLOR=“blue”]ind of like walking across shag carpeting, you get a shock it’s because most carpet fibers are petroleum based. [/COLOR][/B][/B] So when you have a fiberglass or metal screen their is no petroleum - so no dance, and no static charge. Screen Magic does still do a good job of breaking down the dust and dirt but you will need to wipe down the screen with a micro fiber towel after about a minute or two to remove all the dirt.
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exactly what is your analogy here? because that was a bit off base…

I accidentally put in the word “petroleum” in place of “dust repellents”, it should have read:

“In addition the dust repellents creates an electrostatic charge (static electricity), that throws off the dust particles.”

Ha.

PERSONAL NOTE:
didn’t notice the thread was 5 years old…
But yet knew enough to know I could go back and read the ‘edit.’

I’m kind of schtoopid, sometimes.

interesting…ill look into it.$15 bottle–why not.

Tim here with Screen Magic. Just wanted to make sure you are aware that is a 32 Oz RTU not the concentrate.

I make a lot of money replacing screens, so a bandaid isn’t my thing.