Many people clean their TV just like any other appliance in their home. But it’s important to know that using the wrong methods can permanently damage your TV screen. Sometimes not knowing how to clean the TV screen turns into a loss of warranty on the device.
TV screens are fragile and can be damaged by too much pressure or rubbing. Make sure you wipe the screen as gently as possible.
How to clean your TV screen properly
To help clean your TV screen, there are certain things that are strictly prohibited. Most TV screens (LCD, LED, OLED) are pressure sensitive and prone to scratches. Even the fibers on napkins and towels can damage the screen.
Therefore, it is recommended to use a microfiber cloth, regardless of the type of display. This type of fabric is suitable for removing fingerprints and smudges from the TV screen without damaging it.
If you are using a cleaner, do not apply it directly to the screen. It must be applied to a cloth, and then gently wipe the screen with it. Direct spraying of the solution can leave permanent marks or stains.
When cleaning the TV, do not spray any cleaning liquid on it. Cleaning liquids can damage the internal parts of the device. Do not use products containing ammonia , alcohol or acetone. They can damage the anti-reflective coating.
Make sure the TV is turned off while cleaning as this reduces the chance of any electrical problems. It’s also easier to detect stripes when the screen is black.
When cleaning the screen, first wipe it in one direction (vertically or horizontally) and then in the other direction. This method helps to ensure that no stains remain on the surface. It helps to prevent streaks after cleaning.
Make sure you change your cleaning pad after a few wipes. You need to do this because the napkin collects dust on itself. And once the cloth picks up dust, it can scratch the screen while wiping. By changing the fabric, you can collect more dust from the screen without leaving rough spots.
After you finish cleaning the TV screen, let it dry completely before plugging the TV back in. Wet spots can create glare on the screen that is easily visible.