Asked on May 13, 2018

What is the best method for cleaning a screened in porch?

Screened in porch is really dirty and dusty top to bottom from winter. What would you use to clean the screens with, what product and what is best for the actual cleaning of screens, a brush, mop, sponge? Also in the past I have wet the whole thing down with a hose and gone from there but then someone told me not to wet it first but clean it a section at a time with cleaner then hose that part down. Just wondering if anyone had a better method.

  11 answers
  • PattyV PattyV on May 13, 2018

    If screens are removable, I would suggest removing and hosing down with good pressure hose. Then I would brush down walls and ceilings. Final steps is to attach a microfiber to a pole and recipe walls and ceilings. Btw, if screens are not removable, i would use a soft brush to wipe down the screens then use brush/hose attachment of your vacuum and go over area you just cleaned. A project for sure

  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on May 13, 2018

    I would cheat. Buy Windex Outdoor. Bring the hose inside and spray them down. All the dirt and crud will wash off easily.

  • Emily Emily on May 13, 2018

    we have had a screened in porch for at least 40 years. Every year I have cleaned it the same way. I wash the clapboard wall with sponges or maybe a brush ended long handled thing, Then I wash the floor (sweep it first of course) do the same to the screening. Then I get the hose and hose off everything, door, ceiling, wall, screening. Start the summer with a sweet smelling very clean porch.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on May 13, 2018

    Pressure washer with Krud Kutter from Lowes works great!

  • Lori Lori on May 13, 2018

    The best screen cleaner is armorall wipes. They not only clean the screens but keep the dirt from coming back quickly. After I’ve used the armoall, I just use swingers to keep them dust free for the summer.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 13, 2018

    Scrub with a cleaner in a bucket and a hand held scrub brush. Start from the top and work your way down in small sections.

  • Kaye Carpenter Kaye Carpenter on May 14, 2018

    All the above are good ideas. I just want to add. Go to the automotive department at your big box store. They have long and short handled brushes that are much softer than any you will find elsewhere in store. They sell them for auto body and wheels and much easier in belongings and do great job.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2021

    Scrub with a cleaner in a bucket and a hand held scrub brush. Start from the top and work your way down in small sections.

  • I've always cleaned screens with soap and water in a bucket and a soft scrub brush. Then rinse them with clean water.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 10, 2023

    The best method is to use mild dish soap, a soft-bristled brush, and a bucket. Gently scrub each area to avoid damaging the screens. Once you've thoroughly cleaned your porch screens, rinse off the suds with your hose or pressure washer.

  • Patsy Patsy on Mar 11, 2023

    Thanks can not wait to try. Then pass on to friends