Quick Clean Your Window Screens

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team
4 Materials
30 Minutes

Who doesn't like to open their windows and breath in the fresh spring air? Get your windows ready for a change in season by cleaning your window screens without taking up too much of your time. No need for a hose, all you need is a bathtub for this one.

Step 1: Remove screens from windows. Lay flat on the ground on top of a soft surface (towel or blanket).

Step 2: Attach soft-bristol brush to your vacuum nozzle.

Step 3: Vacuum your entire screen. I worked left to right and my strokes were from top to bottom, ensuring not to miss a section.

Step 4: Fill your tub with a few inches of water. Add a couple of drops of dish soap to create a soapy wash.

Step 5: Slather the screen in the soapy mixture and rub it all over the screen with your hand.

I used a circular motion to give it a good wash. My screen did not fit into the tub, so I stood it up and poured the mixture all over it while I did this.

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Step 6: Drain your water and rinse your screen.

Use clean running water and rinse off all of the soap suds.

Step 7: Dry your screen thoroughly with a soft towel.

You'll most likely pick-up all of the dust, dirt and grime at this stage. YUCK!

Step 8: Replace your window screen.

Enjoy a much cleaner view and say hello to fresh spring air! While the screen is off, why not give your windows a good clean too?

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  • Koa23575510 Koa23575510 on Sep 25, 2017


  • Ange Sant Ange Sant on Sep 25, 2017

    How did it cost 182 dollars?

  • Sandy Van horn Sandy Van horn on May 13, 2022

    This is how I clean my blinds. In fact, i have also done them in my Jacuzzi. The agitation helps loosen any dust/dirt. When I set up to do this, I lay towels all over my bedroom floor to put the clean blinds. By the time I’m on my last ones, the first ones are close to dry.

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  • Steve Tristan Steve Tristan on Aug 17, 2021

    Love the different ways to clean window screens. I have another solution that you may be interested in that I found on this website https://www.bestcustomscreens.com/shop/screen-magic-window-screen-cleaner/

    It's called Screen Magic Window Screen Cleaner. You only need to spray it on and wipe off the frames with a rag. That's it. I recommend it. Thank you.icon

  • Dee Dee on May 13, 2022

    Pop the screens off, set upright in tub/shower, spritz with tub/shower cleaner. Wait a couple min then rinse off with shower sprayer. Or use driveway and garden hose.