The best way to clean your TV


TV screens can be fragile and expensive, so you'll need to be careful when cleaning it. In this guide, we'll help you with how to clean your TV screen, and the best materials to use.

Before you start, make sure the TV is switched off - it's much easier to see marks on the screen when it's turned off.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Microfibre cloth - these are soft cloths that won't damage or scratch your screen.
  • Screen cleaning fluid - a spray that you can safely use on TV screens.
  • Anti-static screen wipes - wipes that have been pre-treated with cleaning fluid for TVs and monitors.

Don't be tempted to use a window, or glass cleaner (or other household cleaners) because they usually have ammonia or alcohol in them and this can damage your screen. Try to avoid using paper towels too, these can leave scratches on the screen - a microfibre cloth is always best.

Cleaning your TV

When you're using sprays and cleaning fluids, make sure you don't spray it directly onto the TV because the liquid could run into the TV and damage it.


For safety, we always recommend that you unplug the TV before using any cleaning fluids on it.


When it's unplugged, use a lint-free cloth (microfibre if possible) to wipe off any dust or visible marks.


This will usually be enough but if there are any subborn marks or greasy hand prints, try spraying a bit of the screen cleaning fluid onto the cloth then gently wipe the screen. Make sure you don't apply too much pressure because this could damage the TV.

Anti-static screen wipes will usually work just as well as a spray cleaning fluid.


When you're happy that the screen is clean and dust free, make sure you leave enough time for it to completely dry before plugging it in and turning it back on.

Hopefully, that's all the help you need but if you'd like help with anything else, you can contact one of out Team Knowhow experts here.

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