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.

For more cleaning tips and DIYs such as Homemade Streak-Free Window Cleaner, How to Clean Inside a Dishwasher (Using Natural Ingredients), and DIY Reusable Bathroom Cleaning Wipes, see below.

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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
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Step 5

Rinse screens with water and let dry.

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Step 6

After drying, place the screens back on your windows.

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