You may think that cleaning your TV screen is the same as cleaning windows – a squirt or two of cleaning solution and away you go. However, if you did that to your OLED screen, you could easily risk ruining it for good. The liquid can affect the electronics, or damage the screen itself, and it’s best to avoid products containing harsh chemicals, such as alcohol, thinners or benzene as these can strip off the invisible protective screen finish.
It’s also important that when you do clean your screen, not to rub too hard in case you ruin the liquid crystals by causing them to collapse under too much pressure.
So what’s the best way to clean your OLED TV screen?
Whether you have an OLED TV or an equally impressive LCD screen, it’s crucial to remember two points before you start; unplug your TV from the wall outlet, and whatever you do, be gentle!
- First, using a lint-free microfiber cloth, wipe over the screen, removing the loose dust particles
- For any stubborn looking smears, dip a clean microfiber cloth in vinegar, squeeze it out until just damp and gently wipe off the smear
- Mix a solution of 50% distilled water and 50% vinegar and pop it in a spray bottle
- Lightly mist a microfiber cloth before carefully wiping over the TV screen, making sure you get right into the corners. Using a circular action is better than going in lines
- Repeat the neat vinegar process if any stains and smears remain
- Wipe the screen over with a microfiber cloth, being careful not to rub too hard
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