Just like any other electrical appliance, the television requires periodic cleaning and precise maintenance to avoid dirt, and let’s face it: it’s terrible to sit down to rest and watch a series or a movie on Netflix with a stained or dirty screen! For this reason it is essential to clean it and give it the ideal care, but with products that do not spoil it! The same applies to the cleaning of windows.
Let’s remember that, with the advent and advancement of technology at the speed of light, every day there are more and more types of highly sensitive touch screens: HD, 4K, LED, OLED, QLED, Nanocell, Plasma, Smart TV and hopefully more to come.
Although for some people wiping with a dry cloth is sufficient, it is possible to use products you have at home to make it look shiny and like it was just bought. Follow these simple, inexpensive and quick home tricks to clean your TV screen and do it yourself in a couple of minutes.
How to clean the TV screen?
No matter what type of screen it is, chances are that the materials and products you need to make it look flawless are probably on hand in your pantry. Best of all, with this mixture that we will show you how to prepare, you can also clean the monitor of your computer, laptop, tablet or cell phone and remove fingerprints, grease or dirt without much effort.
Products you need to clean your TV:
- Microfiber or tissue handkerchiefs (or a lint-free fabric).
- A measuring container.
- Distilled water.
- Isopropyl alcohol.
The correct way to clean a smart Tv whether or not it has 4k resolution:
- The main thing is the preparation of the homemade screen cleaning liquid: In a container (if possible, spray or aerosol) pour distilled water and isopropyl alcohol in equal parts, i.e. if 30 ml of distilled water, it will be 30 ml of alcohol. Mix for a few seconds.
- It is vital that it is cleaned cold, so turn off and unplug the TV and wait at least 10 minutes before cleaning.
- Wipe the edges of the screen and the back with a dry tissue, then wipe the screen to remove dust from the surface.
- Once this is done, moderately moisten another microfiber cloth with the solution from the first step and wipe the entire screen from top to bottom to avoid smudges.
- Finally, dry very well on all sides with another dry cloth.
How to clean the tv screen with vinegar?
Another ally when it comes to the maintenance and care of household appliances is white vinegar. It is an efficient cleaner of fingerprints, grease and general dirt on TV, PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone screens, also, being a natural element, it does not corrode and is harmless.For this solution only requires a little white vinegar diluted in water. Just dampen a chamois or microfiber cloth lightly and wipe from top to bottom until completely clean. Remember to do this with the TV unplugged before starting.
And don’t forget to clean the remote control.
There is one object related to the television that we cannot forget to clean and that is the remote control. The remote control is the part of the TV that can accumulate the most bacteria sincewe are touching it with our hands and fingers continuously every time we change channels. And that’s a lot of times.
Also, since we tend to watch TV while surrounded by food, we pick it up with dirty hands, so it has more dirt, germs and dust than we can imagine. Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to clean your TV remote control:
- The first thing to clean is the buttons, as this is the part where we can find the most dirt. To do this, take a screwdriver and remove the plastic housing of the controller.
- Next, and without touching the circuit part, remove the foil where the buttons are placed.
- Take a cotton swab to clean the ears and pour a little alcohol on it, or if you prefer, you can dip it in warm water with a little dishwashing liquid. Run this swab over all the buttons, especially their sides.
- When you are finished, let the sheet with the buttons dry before putting it back in place. When completely dry, reassemble the remote control by putting the foil back in place and screwing the plastic housing back on.
- Finally, the housing must be cleaned. To do this, we will need a microfiber cloth to which we will spray a little alcohol. Gently pull it through the casing and you’re done. The housing should be cleaned every day.
- Avoid at all costs cleaning the TV while it is plugged in.
- Do not use harsh chemicals such as ethyl alcohol, wax, toluene, ethyl acid, methylene chloride, ammonia or acetone, as they are quite abrasive and can damage the screen beyond repair.
- Do not use window cleaners or absorbent paper towelseither, as they may accidentally get scratched.
- Never pour the liquid directly on the screen, as it could run off and enter the inside of the TV and come into contact with electrical parts that could be damaged.
- If you clean against the light, you will be able to effectively visualize stains and residual dust.