Cleaning Window Screens

By: Danny Lipford
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Window screens seem to be a magnet for dust, dirt, and cobwebs. But because they are also somewhat fragile, cleaning them can be a pain.

The best way to do this is to completely submerge them in soapy water, but how? Well, a child’s pool will work for smaller screens, but for larger ones you can build your own pool.

Nail four two-by-fours together – each about six feet long, on a flat, level surface to create a square. Over the square you’ll drape a piece of plastic that overlaps each edge by about a foot.

Add some water and detergent, and you have a window screen bathtub. Let the screens soak for a while before you scrub them with a soft bristled brush or a broom.

Follow that with a good rinse, and your screens are ready to go.



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  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for the tip! Good idea.

  • Steve Malerich Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Before noticing your recommendation for cleaning window screens, I tried something else that proved to be easy and effective. Lay the screens on a thick carpet and then vacuum them with a soft bristle brush attachment on my vacuum cleaner.

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