If you own a TV of any kind, be it a futuristic 8K TV, a modern 4K TV or an outdated HDTV, one thing is certain: it will be contaminated with dust and household waste at some point in time, and possibly even bodily fluids (you owe your children for the latter). Heck, you're here investigating how to clean your TV screen, so we think it's already.
But before you go after it with a bottle of Windex and a sanding brush, you need to know how to set up your television without permanent damage and make it effectively useless (hint: do not use a sanding brush). Some manufacturers recommend using customized cleaning agents to update the screen, but these are often just as unnecessary as they are expensive. . With a simple and affordable mix of in-store ingredients, including distilled water and isopropyl alcohol, the method below is the cheapest way to get your television sparkling clean ̵
- Two pieces of soft, lint-free cloth (preferably microfiber)
- Distilled water
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Measuring cup
Cleaning the display
The first thing you want to do, turn off your television and make sure it gets a chance to cool down. Wait until it is no longer hot before continuing with the following steps. If you do not do this, you can do some damage.
If it feels cool, dust the screen to remove dirt particles and then wipe it off with your soft, lint-free cloth to remove any remaining dust. If you can't see any visible stains after you finish dusting, stop here.
If your screen is still covered with dirt, it's time to make your party cleaning solution. First, mix the isopropyl alcohol with water using a measuring cup and ensure that the solution contains equal parts of water and alcohol. If you do not have a measuring cup, try a shot glass to measure quantities before mixing. In any case, make sure you do not overdo it with alcohol – the resulting solution should not be more than half the alcohol or it could damage the display.
Then immerse your cloth in your freshly mixed solution and ring to remove excess moisture. You want the cleaning cloth to be damp, but not wet. Then gently wipe the damp cloth over your display.
Finally, use the second lint-free cloth to dry your display. Do not leave any moisture on it – you want it to be completely dry before you switch the TV on again.
- If the frame of your TV makes it difficult to clean the corners and near the edges of the TV display, use a cotton swab moistened with your solution to reach the hard-to-reach places.
- Make sure you use the correct chemical. Do not use ethyl alcohol, acetone, toluene, ethyl acid, ammonia or methyl chloride – only isopropyl alcohol.
- Always use a clean cloth because hard particles can get stuck in cloth fibers and leave unwanted scratches.
- Make sure your cleaning cloth is wet not wet . You don't want drops to run across your screen with every swipe.
- Do not use Windex or other glass cleaners! These solutions generally contain ammonia and will damage your TV screen.
- Do not use paper towels; they leave small pieces of paper behind that can ruin your display.
Now your TV is like new, why not clean your earbuds?