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Cleaning Window Screens

By: Joe Truini
Cleaning window screens using a kiddie pool, garden hose, and broom.

Cleaning window screens using a kiddie pool, garden hose, and broom.

Window screens become dirty over time and need to be cleaned. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Fill a child’s swimming pool with water and add dishwashing detergent.
  2. Place the screen in the pool and let it soak for a minute or two.
  3. Use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub both sides of the screen and remove the dirt.
  4. Once the screen is clean, take it out of the pool, rinse it with a hose, and allow to dry.


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  • Dennis W. Klug Says:
    May 21st, 2019 at 10:20 am

    If I put rubber duckies in the pool to clean screens that my kids would do the job without me?

  • Yollie Cramer Says:
    September 10th, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Does the rubber around the screen face inside or outside the window?

  • Deanna Says:
    August 2nd, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Great idea for cleaning screens.
    However…I have an even better idea. Our house has two shower stalls but no tubs. So using the kiddy pool I can now wash all my mini blinds!
    Thanks for getting my brain in gear.

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Cleaning Window Screens