While the size of outdoor screens and the high definition of a projected film can both contribute to a vivid and engaging experience, may not matter if the screen in question is dirty, ragged, torn and badly handled. Weather conditions can turn unfavorable in an instant, and even on a good day there’s the potential of bugs, twigs, and various debris to be blown in the direction of your screen by a gust of wind. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your screen is in the best condition:
- Store in the proper place. Make sure every screen is dissembled correctly once viewing is completed and kept in a large enough space that won’t be exposed to extreme temperatures, vermin or other hazards. It may seem obvious but it’s worth remembering!
- Scrub the surface regularly. For screens used over a long period of time, it makes sense to regularly examine them for dirt or other blemishes. To wash, you can simply use common soap and water.
- Avoid extreme conditions on the day of screening. Just like you wouldn’t store outdoor screens in freezing cold or sweltering heat, plan on rescheduling should nature prove too hairy for you to contend with. High winds should be watched out for in particular.
Users of portable large movie screens for the first time may not be familiar with the proper means of care and maintenance of these items, but fortunately it doesn’t require too much extra materials or effort, and the right attention to detail can really distinguish an outdoor film event.