Easy Way to Clean Your TV

05 January, 2020
If you're going to clean your TV, then it's very important to take into account the material it's made of --so as not to damage the screen with unsuitable cleaning products.

You’re watching a good movie and then some stains and spots on the screen catch your eye. You try to get back to your movie, but now you can only concentrate on the dust that’s right in front of your nose. The movie’s over – until you clean your TV, at least.

Cleaning a TV and any other computer screen can be overwhelming and tricky at times. However, it might be that we just don’t know how to do it in a simple, effective and safe manner so as not to damage the devices.

It’s common not to notice the residues left on a screen as you clean your TV or computer while they’re turned on. However, in order to keep them from gradually collecting dust, it’s important to clean the screens once a week. It’ll keep it from getting too dirty and then you won’t have to resort to aggressive cleaning products.

How to Clean Your TV

Woman watching TV.

Here are some techniques you can use whenever you clean your TV, and the steps to follow:

Dry Method

  • Unplug the appliance before cleaning it – your safety should come first.
  • If you have your appliance repair manual, read it carefully to find out what material you’re dealing with and what kind of cleaning products you can use on it.
  • Clean microfiber rags are great for attracting dust, so they’re often used to clean glass. Furthermore, microfiber is the optimal material to clean without leaving a trace. Many companies add these rags to the packages of TVs.
  • Avoid using paper or regular fabrics. These materials are harsh and would easily scratch your plasma, LED or LCD TV.

Wet Method

  • If you still have an old TV with a glass screen, then you can easily clean it with a microfiber rag dampened in glass cleaner.
  • Don’t spray screens with liquid. Instead, try to clean them with a dry rag first. Ideally, screens should be wiped off with dry materials. Avoid using anything wet on them, unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  • Distilled water is often recommended to clean modern televisions. Moreover, don’t use cleaning products containing harsh chemicals such as alcohol or other abrasives, because you could damage the screen without realizing it.
  • If you have a TV in the kitchen, it’s probably dirtier from the vapors, fumes, and grease that inhabits that space. For these difficult spots, spray a little bit of vinegar on a microfiber rag and wipe them with it.
  • Don’t press too hard on the screens when you clean them. Clean the surfaces carefully, as the materials are a lot more delicate materials than the glass used in the old ones.
  • Clean with soft, horizontal strokes until the screen is dry.
  • Finally, review the area of the television base so that it’s also clean. A few strokes are enough. Always set aside the rags used for screens and save them for that purpose only.

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Clean Your TV Carefully

Watching a clean TV

TVs have changed a lot over the years, and technological advances have given us high-quality screens. Thus, they allow us to watch movies and series we like in high resolution and therefore in great detail. These appliances are manufactured in different materials but LED, LCD and plasma stand above. The old tube TVs have disappeared, and the new TVs no longer use glass as their main material.

Today’s screens are fragile and require different care. In addition, most of them are now digital, so it’s necessary to clean them more frequently. For this reason, it’s best to implement some of the above tips in order to optimize the view of our televisions.

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Finally, don’t hesitate to apply these tips to the rest of the screens in your home, as they also apply to computers, mobile phones, laptops, tablets…