Window screens become dirty over time and need to be cleaned. Here’s how to clean window screens:

  • Fill a child’s swimming pool with water and add dishwashing detergent.
  • Place the screen in the pool and let it soak for a minute or two.
  • Use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub both sides of the screen and remove the dirt.
  • Once the screen is clean, take it out of the pool, rinse it with a hose, and allow to dry.

Beyond knowing how to clean your window screens when they’re dirty, you might want to learn how to replace them when they’re bad. Our video provides a complete guide to replacing window screens.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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