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How to Clean your TV Screen

How to Clean your TV Screen


After a few months out of the box, your television screen may start to look a bit dusty and grimy from fingerprints. Thankfully, cleaning your TV screen takes just a few minutes and a couple supplies. Follow these few simple steps and your screen will quickly look like new again.


What you'll need:

  • Microfiber cloth
  • LCD/LED/Plasma screen cleaning solution

How to clean your television

Step 1: Turn off your screen.

If the TV is on, you won't be able to see as much of the dust on it. With the screen dark, you'll be able to see all of the dusty spots easier.


Step 2: Wipe off the screen.

Take your microfiber cloth and methodically wipe down the screen. It's best to wipe up and down while moving from one side to the next. If all of the dust isn't coming off, do not press harder. Pressing harder can burn out pixels and damage your TV.


Step 3: Do a deep clean with a cleaning spray.

Screen-safe sprays are great for removing tough stains and particles. Spray the solution onto your cloth and not the screen. Spraying directly onto the screen may cause liquid to get inside the TV and damage it. Use only a minimal amount of spray and, again, only press gently on the screen to avoid damaging pixels.