Cleaning Your TV Screen: Methods to Clean Your TV

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Open windows and balconies bring dust into the house. Over time, dust accumulates throughout the house, including the most delicate surfaces such as TV screens. Theoretically, to remove the dust, just a soft cloth, such as a flannel or a duster, is enough to accomplish this task.

Cleaning Your TV Screen: Methods to Clean Your TV
Cleaning Your TV Screen: Methods to Clean Your TV

But this is not suitable for TV screens. Any carelessness, no matter how silly, can create an unwanted risk on your device. There are specific products on the market for this type of cleaning, but you can save and clean with items you already have at home. So here are some tips for cleaning your TV correctly and keeping it clean and with the screen intact!

 

How to Clean OLED TV Screen

Necessary materials:

  • 2 microfiber cloths.

Step by step:

  1. There is no secret here! With the first microfiber cloth, you dust off the screen, usually;
  2. With the second cloth, you finish the cleaning, passing in each corner. That simple!

 

How to clean an LED TV screen

Necessary materials:

  • Soft bristle duster;
  • Macia bristle brush;
  • 2 flannels;
  • Distilled water.

Step by step:

  1. With the duster, dust off the screen. Dip the brush in distilled water and gently rub thicker stains such as grease;
  2. Then dampen the flannel with distilled water and go through the entire TV screen. Finish cleaning bypassing another dry flannel to remove any remaining moisture.

 

How to clean an LCD TV screen

Necessary materials:

  • 2 soft cloths;
  • Demineralized water;
  • Swab.

Step by step:

  1. Remove all dust from the screen with a soft cloth. Spray the demineralized water on the second cloth and apply it all over the screen;
  2. To clean the corners, moisten the tips of the cotton buds and gently rub the edges.

 

How to clean a plasma TV screen

Necessary materials:

  • Soft cloth;
  • Antistatic duster;
  • Filtered water;
  • Container with a spray valve.

Step by step:

  1. With the duster, dust off the screen. Then put the filtered water into the container. Splash the water on the cloth and gently wipe it all over the surface;
  2. The plasma screen is very delicate and enemy of liquids. So no soaking the cloth! Just moistening the fabric with one or two small splashes of water is enough for effective cleaning.

 

How to clean a TV screen with vinegar only

Necessary materials:

  • White vinegar;
  • Microfiber cloth.

Step by step:

  1. Splash the vinegar on the cloth and go all over the TV screen;
  2. Wait for it to dry, and you’re done! Your TV will look like new!

 

Necessary materials:

  • 1/2 cup demineralized water;
  • 3 spoons of white vinegar;
  • 3 soft cloths.

Step by step:

  1. In a container, place the demineralized water and vinegar, mix well. Dampen a soft cloth;
  2. Remove the dust with a dry cloth and, with the cloth damp with the solution, apply it all over the screen, in gentle and circular movements;
  3. Dry the screen with another dry cloth.

How to clean a TV screen with vinegar and water

Necessary materials:

  • 1/2 cup demineralized water;
  • 3 spoons of white vinegar;
  • 3 soft cloths.

Step by step:

  1. In a container, place the demineralized water and vinegar, mix well. Dampen a soft cloth;
  2. Remove the dust with a dry cloth and, with the cloth damp with the solution, apply it all over the screen, in gentle and circular movements;
  3. Dry the screen with another dry cloth.

 

How to clean fingerprints from TV screen

Necessary materials:

  • Water;
  • Cotton;
  • 2 soft cloths.

Step by step:

  1. If you have a child at home, your TV has probably earned some digital minis stamps. To remove them, the first step is always to wipe the surface dry and soft.
  2. Then lightly moisten a cotton ball and wipe directly over the fingerprint to remove this stamp from the screen. Finally, wipe another soft, dry cloth across the screen.

 

How to clean a TV screen with a vacuum cleaner

Necessary materials:

  • Vacuum Cleaner;
  • The fine tip of the vacuum cleaner;
  • Soft cloth.

Step by step:

  1. Attach the thin end to the vacuum cleaner hose. Turn on the power at low power and tip the entire surface of the TV screen, including the corners;
  2. Always move the vacuum cleaner horizontally from one corner to the other. Be careful that with vacuum pressure you do not hit the tip on the TV screen. Finish cleaning with a soft cloth.

 

How to clean greasy TV screen

Necessary materials:

  • 2 soft cloths;
  • Container with spray valve;
  • 1/2 cup of water;
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar;
  • 3 drops of furniture polish;
  • Cotton.

Step by step:

  1. Dust off the TV screen with one of the cloths;
  2. In the container, mix the water, vinegar and furniture polish;
  3. Dampen the clean cloth and gently wipe the TV screen;
  4. Finish with the cotton and do not forget to pass it all over the screen, including the corners.

 

How to clean a TV screen with alcohol

Necessary materials:

  • 2 soft cloths;
  • Container with a spray valve;
  • 1/2 cup demineralized water;
  • 1/2 cup isopropyl alcohol.

Step by step:

  1. Dust off with a soft cloth;
  2. Make a mixture of water and alcohol. And attention: not worth the alcohol that is usually used at home. This is different from the alcohol used in other cleaning routines;
  3. With this mixture in the container, spray the solution on the soft, clean cloth and wipe it across the surface of the TV.

 

How to clean smudged TV screen

Necessary materials:

  • 150 ml isopropyl alcohol;
  • 150 ml deionized water;
  • In 5 ml de glicerina bi-distillate;
  • 1 g de carbopol;
  • 1 ml of neutralizer;
  • Container with pump valve ;
  • 2 soft cloths.

Step by step:

  1. To make this mix, just add in the container the carbopol with 1/3 of the alcohol, mix with a spoon, to dissolve and avoid lumps;
  2. Add water and 1/3 more alcohol. Mix well;
  3. Add glycerin and neutralizer. It is he who will leave the solution with the consistency of gel;
  4. Add the remaining alcohol. This mix should be in the container with pump lid , for ease of use;
  5. Dust off the TV screen with a soft cloth;
  6. On the other cloth, put some of the solution and run the full length of the screen. Your TV is brand new!

 

How to clean tv screen with water

Necessary materials:

  • Warm water or distilled water, purchased from a pharmacy;
  • Soft cloth;
  • Microfiber cloth.

Step by step:

  1. With a soft cloth such as a flannel, dust off the TV screen;
  2. Dampen the microfiber cloth and gently wipe the entire screen, including the corners;
  3. Expect to dry naturally;
  4. Finally, wipe again with a dry cloth to remove any traces of moisture.

A golden tip for you to find even the smallest spots on your TV screen: always turn off the system! With the screen completely dark, the spots will “jump” to the eyes. This facilitates cleaning and even prevents possible shocks. Oh, and don’t forget to clean the TV frame, a dry dusting cloth is enough!

Tips to Prevent TV Marks and Spots

  • Never spray any product directly on the TV screen, not even water;
  • Do not use rough cloths, papers or newspapers to clean the screen. They may even help with cleaning, but you can get a nice scratch on TV after that;
  • Do not use everyday cleaners, such as conventional alcohol, glass cleaners, or ammonia-containing products. These substances work very well when cleaning glass, but on TV they can end up dazzling the screen;
  • In addition to these products, the following materials for cleaning your TV screen are also prohibited: disinfectant, paper towels, absorbent paper, toilet paper, wax, car polisher, industrial cleaning products, dowels, abrasives and products containing them. acetone, ammonia, benzene, chlorine, and toluene;
  • If you choose to use a specific product for this purpose, never apply it directly to the screen. Always place the product on the cloth and only then on the screen;
  • When choosing a soft cloth to clean your TV screen, always opt for microfiber or flannel options. You can also choose to use disposable cloths, easily found in markets. Always avoid those hair-loosening cloths that may become impregnated on the screen;
  • If any product drips or splashes on your TV screen every day, wipe it off immediately with a soft, dry cloth;
  • Avoid leaving near the TV: keys, toys, scissors, tools and other pointed products that may damage your device;
  • If you need to carry a TV indoors to change the environment, wrap the bubble wrap television. If the route is longer, as in a change of residence, opt for bubble wrap plus a box of appropriate proportions. Today moving companies already offer this type of container, with the right size for your electronics;
  • The holidays have arrived and will you travel? Close the curtains to avoid direct sunlight on your device. If the sun hits the TV directly, wear a protective cover during this time, or even let it temporarily stay somewhere else, such as on a bed or other furniture that does not receive sunlight;
  • If using water to clean your TV screen, always use filtered water or still mineral water;
  • If you live in a dusty place, clean your TV at least every two days;

Check the TV manual first of all. Here you can find tips on what to do and, most importantly, what not to do with your electronics. Remember that before cleaning your TV, the first step is to turn off the system. Preferably, unplug the power cord. When cleaning, never put pressure (or put the weight of your hand) on the screen as this may impair the operation of the TV. Putting these tips into practice, surely your TV will always be clean and without any scratch on the screen!