How to Really Clean Your TV Screen
As our technology changes so does the way that we have to approach maintenance. While window cleaner and a rag were perfectly suitable for older television sets, these products can be harmful to the far more sensitive HD and 4K TVs that are popular today. The technology that allows for a much sharper image on an HD television also makes it more vulnerable to damage. When it comes time to getting rid of that occasional layer of dust on your TV screen, it requires more TLC than the sets of the past. To make sure that you get the most out of your television, listen to these maintenance tips.
Why can’t I use the old method?
The standard window cleaner (such as Windex), contains ammonia as its base, which has been shown to strip the anti-reflective chemicals off of the television, which will cause screen quality issues. To avoid discoloring, cloudiness, or other damage to your TV’s picture, never use an ammonia based product on your television. The rags or paper towels that were used on old televisions can also cause damage to HD and 4K televisions. While the old televisions were made with a thick layer of glass, today’s televisions are far more fragile. Today's televisions sensitive screens are far more likely to be damaged by the rough texture of a paper towel or the fibers of a rag. If you want to extend the life your television avoid cleaning with these products.
What products can I use to clean my TV?
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What is the proper way to clean my TV screen?
The first step to cleaning your TV is to turn it off or better yet unplug it. This not only protects your TV from damage but also prevents you from getting shocked from the television. Wait until the television is cool to the touch to start dusting. Remove the layer of dust with microfiber cloth made for TV screens. If after you have dusted the screen with the microfiber cloth and still notice smudges on your television get out your screen cleaner spray. Spray a light amount of the cleaning solution onto the microfiber cloth, not the television. Then gently work at the stubborn areas.
How TV Screen Pixels Burn Out?
Be sure not to push too hard when cleaning TV screen with cloth. Pressing down on the screen will cause the pixels to burn out. "GW Magic Screen Cleaner Kit (ORDER NOW - CLICK HERE)" helps break up oily smudges so you don’t have to press hard on your TV screen.
Keep your television looking great!
If you follow the cleaning tips presented in this article you can keep your television’s picture pristine for many years to come. Improper maintenance of your television will ruin your television much faster and may not be covered under your television’s warranty. Make sure that you check your television’s manual for proper maintenance procedures that may be specific to your television model.
Things to remember:
- Buy a specially made screen cleaner such as GW Magic Screen Cleaner Kit.
- Be sure to use high quality microfiber cloth on your television.
- Turn off Television before cleaning.
- Don’t spray a cleaning solution directly on the television.