Tips: clean an OLED or LCD TV – It’s spring and then it is traditionally time for the big spring cleaning. Nice to scrub the house and update the smart home gadgets. Your television is also part of this, although it is better not to choose scrubbing. This way you ensure that your television looks fresh again, without scratches or stripes.
Fingers from the kids who wanted to point out Peppa Pig, kitty noses who mistook a nature documentary for real or just a thick layer of dust: there are many reasons why you should television provide a good cleaning. After all, there is nothing more annoying than a small spot on your device. Once you’ve spotted it, you can probably only fixate on that one spot, instead of what’s actually on the screen.
clean an OLED or LCD TV
So clean up! It does not matter whether you have an LCD or OLED television at home, because in general the cleaning method is the same for every television with a flat screen. Cleaning doesn’t feel quite like the right word somewhere, because that implies buckets with foaming all-purpose cleaners and wet sponges. You can forget that right away.
If there’s one thing your television doesn’t want, it’s soap. They don’t like water either, so try to avoid using wet materials for as long as possible. Your television benefits from a soft, clean cloth. Especially if you just take it out of the packaging, you know that the cloth does not contain grains of sand or dirt from previous cleaning parties.
Before you get started with the cloth, it is advisable to turn off the television or even disconnect it from the power completely. It is useful to have the screen completely off anyway, because you can see better on the black background where you need to brush a little better. The television can also cool down for a while. The cloth you then choose is best a microfibre cloth, because even a paper cloth can cause small scratches.
Grab your microfiber cloth and then move around the screen from the top left corner in a circular motion until you’ve been everywhere. Also pay attention to the corners, because they often collect the most dirt. Make sure you don’t push too hard. Television screens are incredibly sophisticated and too much pressure can result in a broken screen, especially with LCD screens. Also make sure you are holding your television with your other hand.
Of course, at some point you will come across a stain that is stubborn. The solution to this is a little bit of water. But it’s actually better to turn on the kettle and hold the cloth above the steam of the water. This way you know for sure that you don’t get the cloth too wet. In any case, under no circumstances should you spray water directly on the screen. If it still doesn’t work, you could use a little bit of soap in the worst case. Make sure to use mild soap and dilute it extremely well (a 100:1 ratio of soap and water is ideal). Then go over it again with a dry cloth and you are done cleaning your television.
At least, almost done. When cleaning your flat screen, don’t forget to also clean your remote control. This is often a major source of bacteria, because it is touched so often and is often located in places where crumbs or other things sometimes fall into it. You can probably opt for a cleaning cloth with some soap, but make sure it is not too wet and first remove the batteries from your remote control.
Special cleaning supplies? Not necessary
Finally, many people have bought special TV screen cleaning supplies, for example on the advice of the TV salesman. Although you can use it (in moderation!), it is actually not necessary at all and above all an expensive solution. In any case, make sure that you never use an ammonia or alcohol-based cleaner.
Cleaning a television is much easier than many people think. A television used to be made of thick glass and you could treat it almost as if you were cleaning a normal window, but that no longer applies since we use flat screen televisions. Keep it simple, because then you have the best chance of a clean television, instead of one that comes off worse than when you started.