Although the TV is not the first thing we think of when cleaning, dust on the screen or unsightly smudges must be removed regularly. Every day, a lot of small dust particles accumulate on our televisions, sometimes fingerprints or pet hair are also added. Although we may not notice them immediately, when we look at the screen closely after a while, we will be unpleasantly surprised. The solution is simple, just reserve 10 minutes to clean it. How often to clean the TV screen If we want to prevent the accumulation of dirt deposits on the TV screen, we should clean it at least once a week. In addition to the fact that cleaning the screen will bring us a more beautiful picture, it also extends the life of the TV and finally your living room will look more beautiful. Read also How to furnish a retro-style home office You will need a microfiber cloth screen-friendly cleaner disinfecting wipes (for remote control only) How to clean flat plasma, LCD, LED and OLED TV screens? The same procedure applies to all these modern TVs. First, turn off the TV. Wipe the screen dry with a microfiber cloth or duster. This is a key cleaning process, so don’t skip it or you’ll end up with smudges on the screen. By removing dry dirt, you also ensure that you don’t accidentally create scratches by scrubbing away thicker deposits. If necessary, flip the cloth over or use a second cloth to completely remove all dust, pet hair, and other loose debris. Don’t forget to wipe the speakers and cables. Source: iStock Choose a safe cleaner based on your screen type Now use a cleaner designed for screens and monitors. Spray a small amount of screen-friendly cleaner (check that the cleaner is safe for the particular type of screen you’re cleaning) on a soft cloth – never directly on the screen itself – and wipe the TV in a back-and-forth motion. Repeat as needed. Also, don’t forget to gently wipe the top and bottom of the TV. Source: iStock Clean up smudges on the screen Don’t apply too much pressure even in places where dirt has accumulated. If cleaning the stains with a microfiber cloth does not work, add a little warm water to the cloth and clean the area. Allow the screen to dry completely before turning the TV back on. It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. How to clean a CRT TV screen If you have an older CRT TV, you can clean it in a similar way to the above, but with a few variations. Disconnect the TV from the mains. For security reasons, this is better than simply turning it off. Use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe off any accumulated dust, dirt, or other debris. Also read Cleaning drains, joints and washing machine care. How often to clean the bathroom and what to focus on? You can also wipe the screens of older TVs (especially the most dirty places) with a solution of alcohol and lukewarm water 1:1. Apply a small amount of this solution to a soft cloth and wipe the necessary places with it. Fingerprints can be removed by rubbing with a microfiber cloth in circular motions. Allow the TV to dry completely before switching it on again. How to clean the TV remote control To clean and disinfect the remote control, just use a disinfectant wipe. Disinfection is important because controllers with a lot of buttons and various folds are a perfect paradise for bacteria and microbes. Make sure the cleaning cloth is damp but not wet to prevent liquid from entering the remote control. Source: iStock Mistakes to avoid when cleaning TV screens Do not wipe the dust off the TV before using the cleaning product. This can lead to small scratches that slowly degrade the image quality. Wiping too harshly. Modern TV screens are delicate and require a delicate touch. Wiping too vigorously or using a coarse cloth can quickly damage the screen. Spraying the solution directly on the TV. Spray all wet cleaners onto a cloth and then wipe the TV with it. Spraying the product directly on the screen can create stains that are difficult to remove. This way you can also damage the speakers. Use of unsuitable cleaning agents. The use of glass cleaners on OLED screens or LCD TVs should be avoided. These products contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol and ammonia that can damage screen panels. Too much detergent. A small amount of screen-friendly cleaner is all you need to clean the screen. Sabína Zavarská Source: realsimple.com Photo: istock.com
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