How to Clean a Flat Screen TV?


Use a gentle, dry microfiber cloth to wipe your TV’s frame and screen in general. We advise using a microfiber cloth. Never use harsh chemicals, waxes, or cleaning agents except what is suggested here. We suggest pouring water directly onto the microfiber cloth instead of the panel to get rid of any stains.

Never use any soap, scouring powder, or window cleaning products that contain solvents like alcohol, benzene, ammonia, or paint thinner. Never use paper towels or abrasive pads. If you do, you risk permanently damaging the screen by scratching it or removing the anti-glare coating.

Begin by using a dry, soft cleaning cloth

Even paper towels and tissues have fibers that may harm screens, which makes them highly scratchable.  Using a soft, anti-static microfiber cloth like the kind used to clean eyeglasses and camera lenses and wiping in a circular motion. 

Certain TV manufacturers may provide a cloth for this purpose. Don’t push too hard; just gently wipe the screen to get rid of any dust or other particles.

Moreover, you may wish to clean the TV’s cabinet and check to see if any dust is obstructing the heat-dissipating vents. Walsh advises cleaning using one hand while holding the TV with the other if it is on a stand and not fixed to the wall to avoid the set from toppling over. Nonetheless, CR highly advises using anti-tipping straps made for this purpose to secure all stand-mounted Televisions.

You may gently clean the screen if there are stains that are difficult to remove by lightly moistening a cloth with distilled water. Spraying water directly onto the screen might result in a shock or a component failing if it penetrates into the set’s internal components.

Using a solution of very mild dish soap that has been heavily diluted with water to the cloth rather than the TV itself will help remove even the most difficult stains. (Panasonic formerly advised a 100:1 ratio of water to soap.) Don’t push too firmly since LCD panels in particular are easily scratched and particularly sensitive to pressure.

If you do use a moistened cloth, Walsh advises that you wipe the screen again with a dry one to get rid of any swirls or stains.

Avert Dangerous Chemicals

Avoid using window cleaners that include alcohol and ammonia, which may cause irreparable damage to your pricey flat screen TV. Use a packaged “screen cleaner” that doesn’t include alcohol, ammonia, or acetone if you decide to use one, even if you don’t really need one (see below). Also, avoid using any cleansers that may harm the screen since they include an abrasive.

Don’t use the cleaning kit

Only a microfiber cloth and a little bottle of cleaning solution, which is probably largely water, are included in some of these kits, which cost $15 to $20. Alternatively, purchase the cloth from an office supply shop or online, then fill it with distilled water or a homemade solution as per the previous recommendations. If you choose a kit, ensure sure it is free of dangerous chemicals.

Remember to bring the remote control

In addition to collecting dust, remote controllers also tend to be rather germ-filled. Consider how many times your fingers may have lately hit the remote’s buttons and whether or not they were all perfectly clean. The problem of coughs and sneezes is another.

Here are some simple cleaning tips for remote controllers. In addition, if you’re truly concerned about viruses being shared, we offer extra information on how to sterilise your remote control.

Before you begin cleaning, remove the batteries. The next step is to tap the remote against your palm while it is upside down with the buttons facing downward to clear any debris that may have gotten stuck between the buttons. Use a delicate cloth dampened with water and a little amount of diluted alcohol to wipe the whole remote. Not wet, but moist should do.

You may use a cotton swab moistened with the alcohol/water mixture to clean in and around the buttons. Using a dry toothbrush or wooden toothpick, you may remove more tenacious gunk that has gotten further within the keys. Reinstall the batteries after one last dry, delicate wipedown of the whole remote.

Advice on how to keep your TV tidy

• Dust, film, and fingerprints may accumulate on your flat screen tvs and become more difficult to remove. Keep a microfiber cloth close by to grab dust and dirt as you notice them to make the process more simple.

• Avoid spraying anything straight onto a television screen, even ones with glass tubes. A lot of spray may harm the set by getting on the cabinet and into the workings.

• To remove dust from any vents, ports, and cable connections, use your vacuum’s gentle dusting brush with low suction when you clean your TV screen.

• If your product is still under warranty, keep in mind that anything you do that conflicts with the manufacturer’s instructions might cause your warranty to expire.

• Avoid items like ammonia, alcohol, or acetone since they may harm the television’s screen.