How to Clean Window Screens Easily


Window screens can get really dirty, and if you don't maintain them, they can rust and tear. You should clean your window screens twice a year to keep this from happening. I'm going to show you how to clean window screens easily with a couple of household items.

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How To Clean Window Screens Easily

Things You’ll Need

  • A water hose or bucket of cold water

  • 1 teaspoon dishewashing liquid

  • Large bowl or bucket

  • Dish scrub brush

  • Clean cloth

Window Screen Cleaning Ingredients

Step 1

Mix the dish soap with the bowl or bucket of water.

Step 2

Use the water hose to wet the window screen well.

Use water hose to wet window screen well


Do not use high pressure when wetting your window screens. High pressure can tear your screens.

Step 3

Use a soft scrub brush to lightly scrub away dirt and debris with the soapy water.

Use a soft scrub brush to lightly scrub away dirt and debris


Do not scrub the screens hard. Use a very soft brush and gently massage the screen to clean. Excessive scrubbing will tear the screens.

Step 4

Use a clean cloth to wipe the screen frame.

Use a clean cloth to wipe the screen frame


For really tough stains on your screen frame, use a Magic Eraser sponge to clean.

Step 5

Rinse screens with water and let dry.

Rinse screens with water and let dry

Step 6

After drying, place the screens back on your windows.

After drying, place screens back on your windows

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