Written by Laurence

How do I clean my TV?

You have to clean a television with lots of love and care. The last thing you want is to damage the pixels or scratch the screen. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make a TV dirt and dust-free. In this article, I'll tell you what you should and shouldn't do.

Before you start

Switch off the television so that you do not mess up the picture. It's also easier to clean a black background, since it's easier to see see dirt and dust.

Tip 1: use a dry microfiber cloth

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A microfiber cloth is also used to clean your glasses. The main advantage is that these cloths are very soft and don't leave any fluff. Use it to gently wipe the dirt or dust off the screen. If the dirt doesn't disappear right away, don't press too hard. This may permanently damage the pixels on the screen.

Tip 2: make a mixture of water and vinegar

You can buy a cleaning agent, but it's cheaper to make it yourself. Do this by filling a glass with a layer of water and an equal layer of vinegar. Dip your microfiber cloth into the mixture and gently wipe the screen with it. If a spot is hard to clean, use circular movements. Then dry the screen with a second cloth. This prevents the liquid from drying up and creating stains.

Tip 3: you don't have to be as careful with the bezel

The television's bezel is usually made of hard plastic. You don't have to be as careful with this as with the screen. Feel free to use a duster or paper towel to clean the bezel. You can clean very dirty parts by dipping the paper towel in your cleaning agent. Make sure you only touch the bezel and not the screen.

Tip 4: things you definitely shouldn't do

  • Don't make your cloth too wet. Leaking fluids may end up in connectors, leading to a short circuit. For this reason, I also recommend that you don't spray the liquid directly on the screen.
  • Don't use toilet paper or tissues. This paper isn't soft enough and can cause scratches.
  • Don't use cleaning agents containing ammonia, alcohol, or acetone. These agents can cause a chemical reaction on the screen. This could permanently damage the picture.

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