How to Deep Clean Your TV Screen Like a Pro

We often overlook the need to clean TV screen. It results into layers of dust. Here's how to deep clean it and make it shine.

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A TV screen that is free of fingerprints, dust and dirt is a treat to watch. Over a period of time, your TV screen gets dirty. If you overlook the need to clean it, the layers of dust may get caked up and become stubborn to clean. Cleaning it may seem difficult, but you need not worry. Here are helpful cleaning tips on how to clean TV screen.

Why You Should Clean Your Television

Cleaning your TV screen is not only important to keep it hygienic, but also to keep it dust free. It will prevent the dirt from building up and interrupting the picture quality. Along with your TV screen, your remote and speakers too attract a lot of dirt which keeps them from functioning at their best.

To make sure you are cleaning your TV the right way, try the following methods.

Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Nylon Brush

b) Microfibre cloth

c) Cotton cloth

d) Disinfectant spray

e) Old toothbrush

f) Dishwashing liquid

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How to Clean Flat Screen Television

  1. Step 1: Clear the Loose Dirt

    Flat television variants like LCD and LED TVs are delicate and hence, they need gentle cleaning techniques. Start by clearing loose dirt using a cotton cloth or a nylon soft brush.

  2. Step 2: Cover the Corners

    Make sure you cover the corners as those are the spots that hoard most dirt. Use an old toothbrush for this.

  3. Step 3: Spot Clean

    If you find any stains, we suggest you spot clean them. For this, you need to use disinfectant wipes. Clean the stains thoroughly with these. Remember to clean the hard-to-reach spots such as spaces around the TV buttons. Never spray anything on the TV screen directly as it may damage inner workings.

  4. Step 4: Allow Air Drying

    Once you have disinfected the TV screen, soak up the moisture with a microfiber cloth. Buff the screen in a circular motion to prevent streaks. Then allow thorough air-drying before switching it on.

How to Clean Tube Television

  1. Step 1: Clear the Loose Dirt

    Tube televisions are typically made of glass thus cleaning them is similar to cleaning your mirror. Start by clearing loose dirt using a cotton cloth. To remove the dust from the corners, use a nylon brush or an old toothbrush.

  2. Step 2: Cleaning

    Now use a slightly moistened microfibre, lightly spray some glass cleaner such as Cif Glass Cleaner on the cloth and run it across the surface of your TV screen to remove the dirt further. Always read pack for usage instructions and test on a small part before use.

  3. Step 3: Wipe with Dry Cloth

    Once the cleaning is done, wipe the entire area dry with a clean cloth.

  4. Step 4: Allow Air Drying

    When the cleaning is done, remove the leftover moisture by dabbing with a microfiber cloth. Then allow thorough air-drying before switching it on.

How to Clean Remote Control

  1. Step 1: Remove the Batteries

    Before cleaning the remote control, remove the batteries. Then, slightly tap it down to remove any dirt.

  2. Step 2: Clean It

    Clean it further with toothbrush. You can use a soft bristled toothbrush for this. Make sure you clean the dirt around the buttons as well. You can use a toothpick to remove any stuck dirt.

  3. Step 3: Use Disinfectant Wipes

    Now, use disinfectant wipes to clear the germs. Use it to clean both the sides of the remote thoroughly.

  4. Step 4: Allow Air-Drying

    Once the cleaning is done, allow the remote control to air dry completely. Then place the batteries back and use.

How to Clean Television Speakers

  1. Step 1: Remove the Covering

    If your TV speakers have removable covers, remove them. Check the product manual to understand this.

  2. Step 2: Clean the Covering

    To clean the dirt and dust on the covering, you can use a vacuum cleaner with appropriate setting. Check the vacuum cleaners user manual to understand the correct usage method. You can also clean it with a damp cloth and allow air-drying.

  3. Step 3: Clean the Speakers

    To clean the speakers, use a slightly moistened lint free microfiber cloth. Clean the entire surface of all the speakers thoroughly. You may want to refresh the microfiber cloth as it gets dirty.

  4. Step 4: Allow Air-Drying

    Once the cleaning is done, allow thorough air-drying. Then, place the covers back before using.

Clean your TV screen and remote weekly to keep it dust and dirt free. Keep a microfiber cloth handy and clear the dust as soon as you see it. It will keep the surfaces clean.

Key Step

To keep your TV clean, wipe it with a disinfectant wipe once in a week. This keeps the dirt from piling up. Also, before cleaning, check the product manual of your TV to know the right cleaning technique.

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