Cleaning Window Screens

Window screens seem to be a magnet for dust, dirt, and cobwebs. But because they are also somewhat fragile, cleaning them can be a pain.

The best way to do this is to completely submerge them in soapy water, but how? Well, a child’s pool will work for smaller screens, but for larger ones you can build your own pool.

Nail four two-by-fours together – each about six feet long, on a flat, level surface to create a square. Over the square you’ll drape a piece of plastic that overlaps each edge by about a foot.

Add some water and detergent, and you have a window screen bathtub. Let the screens soak for a while before you scrub them with a soft bristled brush or a broom.

Follow that with a good rinse, and your screens are ready to go.


  1. Before noticing your recommendation for cleaning window screens, I tried something else that proved to be easy and effective. Lay the screens on a thick carpet and then vacuum them with a soft bristle brush attachment on my vacuum cleaner.


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