How often do you clean your TV screen? Most people don’t realize that TVs get dirty very quickly, and the build-up of dust can affect the picture quality and even cause damage to the TV’s internal components over time. We’ve gathered some tips that will keep your TV screen clean, shiny, and in tip-top shape! Read on to learn how to clean your TV screen like a pro!
Step 1: Get the right cleaning products and prepare your equipment
Make sure you have everything on hand to clean your screen. It's tempting to run out and grab your favorite household cleaner, but that can be a mistake. You may just start with water, white vinegar, Wowables® Reusable & Biodegradable Paper Towels, and a Lola® Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. For best results, you may also opt for a professional-grade cleaning solution designed specifically for TVs and screens. Put all these items within easy reach so that when you see an area on your screen that needs cleaning you can grab them quickly, then get right back to watching! This will save time and keep you from missing any of your favorite shows. Also make sure that your TV is unplugged and turned off before beginning any cleaning.
Step 2: Remove the dust
Now, it’s time to remove all those nasty dust particles. Thankfully, they’re not hard to get rid of at all—you just need to use some white vinegar slution. This combo has been used for ages for cleaning glass surfaces, but it also works perfectly on flat-screen TVs as well. Simply make up a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and using a paper towel, wipe down your screen with it. The water will act as an effective solvent for dissolving any contaminants from the screen while leaving behind no residue or damaging chemicals at all—and that vinegar smell disappears pretty quickly!
Step 3: Clean it up with a microfiber cloth
This is actually where most people drop the ball. You’ll want to grab your microfiber cloth and use it in a circular motion on your TV screen. You can also dip it in water, but make sure that when you wring it out, you don’t leave any standing water behind – standing water equals streaks. So once you’ve wrung out as much as possible, get back to cleaning your screen with light strokes from top-to-bottom in straight lines. Remember: no overlapping!
Step 4: Protect your investment with covers
TV screens are coated with special coatings that keep out light and prevent them from drying out. But, after years of service, those coatings can become scratched or damaged. Also, dust build-up on unprotected televisions leads to scratches and over time can even cause lines and dimples in your screen. For best results, buy a sturdy cover for your television and then remove it for use. Then put it back on when you’re not watching. This will protect your investment for years of enjoyment.
Even if you take care of your TV, dust and dirt will eventually accumulate on it, making it harder to read text or discern images. This can be frustrating! Luckily, there are several ways to clean your TV screen in no time at all and avoid that old box TV look that makes your television seem older than it really is. If you’re ready to get the most out of your television, follow the above simple steps to clean your TV screen like a pro.