Written by Tim

3 tips for cleaning your monitor

There's no self-cleaning screen yet, so until that time, you'll have to remove fingerprints and dust from your screen yourself. Below, we give three tips for cleaning your monitor and we indicate what you need for that, so that you can get started right away.


Tip 1: Turn off your monitor and let it cool down

You can see dust more easily on a dark screen, making it easy to remove. So turn off the monitor first. On a warm screen, stripes are left behind more easily, so let the screen cool down properly.

Tip 2: Dust off your monitor

When you wipe the monitor with a damp cloth and don't remove the dust first, you'll wipe the dust into the edges of the screen. So always make sure to properly dust the monitor, both the screen itself and the edges. The screen is often already clean after dusting.

Tip 3: Remove stains with water and vinegar

Do you see spots on the screen? Remove them with a mixture of water and vinegar and not with a chemical cleaner. A chemical cleaner can damage the top layer of the monitor and you want to prevent that. Below, we explain how you can clean your screen in 4 steps based on these tips.

What do you need?

  • 2 microfiber cloths (clean and dry)
  • Optional: vinegar and water

Time indication: 5 minutes

Getting started

Step 1: Turn off your monitor and let it cool down.

Step 2: Dust your monitor with a microfiber cloth, both the screen and the edges.

Step 3: Now mix 1/4 part of vinegar with 3/4 part of water. You only need a little bit. Pat the microfiber cloth in the mixture, and don't make it too wet. Now carefully clean the screen. Use as little moisture as possible and don't scrub too hard, as this will damage the screen. Make sure that no moisture gets into the edges of the screen, because that will also damage the screen.

Step 4: Finally, dry the monitor with a dry microfiber cloth.

All done, time to enjoy the result!

Article by:
Tim Monitor Expert.

© 1999 - 2019 - Coolblue B.V.
Customer rating: 9.4 / 10 - 17,090 reviews