Quick Clean Your Window Screens
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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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.
Em on May 13, 2022
If you are doing this in you tub put down old towels and don't fill with water. The aluminum screens will leave awful marks in you tub you will have to scour out. Better to just take a bucket of soapy water outside with a soft brush and hose them off after washing.