How to clean a TV screen in five steps

DUST and dirt can accumulate on your TV screen and cause damage over time, so keeping it clean is really important.

If you’ve spent time finding those The best 4k TV dealsyou don’t want cleaning that perfect TV to damage it, so here’s how to safely clean a TV screen.

Cleaning cloths should only be microfiber or other soft materials

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Whether you’re watching Love Island or enjoying the latest Marvel movie on Disney+, a clean screen will ensure you get the most out of your TV.

Not all cleaners are designed to be used safely on TV screens, so here we explain how to clean a TV screen without damaging it.

Spraying your TV with harsh chemicals can cause permanent damage and some items of clothing can scratch your screen.

What you need to clean a TV screen

Avoid using liquid cleaners when cleaning your TV screen, a dry cloth should remove most of the dust from the screen.

Using paper towels or other items of clothing can scratch the surface of your TV screen, so it’s best to use a soft microfiber cloth.

For particularly stubborn dirt, you can use TV-specific cleaning products, but avoid using liquids if possible.

Here are some products that are safe to use.

How to clean a TV screen in five steps

Despite the precautions and fear of damage, cleaning a TV screen is actually very easy.

Once you have your microfiber cloth ready, you can clean your TV in five easy steps.

  1. Unplug or turn off your TV – this way you can see dirt on the screen clearly and it can cool down.
  2. Rub the dry microfiber cloth across the screen in a circular motion, but don’t press too hard.
  3. Work from one side of the screen to the other, supporting your back if necessary.
  4. Use the spray cleaner sparingly, if at all, and wipe it off quickly.
  5. Let your TV dry and plug it back in to watch your favorite show.

What to avoid when cleaning your TV screen

As previously mentioned, spraying liquid onto a TV screen can cause damage.

This is because most TVs have an anti-reflective coating and other layers to give you the best viewing experience.

There are a few products that will definitely be missed when cleaning your TV, but when in doubt, avoid all spray cleaners unless they say they’re specifically for a TV screen.

Here are some products that are a no-go for your TV screen:

  • Anything that contains ammonia
  • Alcohol based products
  • Cleaner with acetone in it

Check the ingredients list before showing anything on your TV screen.

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