The TV has, for along time, been one of the centre points of a home. And now there are few homes with only one TV most have at least 2 or more. But the main TV, the one which the family sits in front of as a unit, is usually the large LCD TV. Watching any TV through a film of dust and grime is no fun, especially so if it is an LCD TV with great high definition picture quality. Luckily cleaning the screen of an LCD TV is a simple job that you can do yourself as and when you need to without having to wait for your domestic cleaner to come and do it for you.
Before you begin make sure your TV is switched off and, as an added precaution, unplugged. Not only is this safer for you and the TV, its easier to see the dust and fingerprints on the screen if it is dark. Also check your owner’s manual for cleaning instructions and if anything there is contrary to what follows, go with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Start by using a clean chamois cloth to wipe the dust from the screen. Remember never press too hard on the LCD screen or you may damage it. Next mix two cups of room temperature distilled water with two cups of ordinary vinegar. Use only distilled water as it will have no mineral deposits to stain the screen. Stir until the solution is completely mixed.
Dip a clean soft cloth in a general cleaning solution and wring it out till it is just damp. Wipe the screen gently with the cloth making sure that you do not touch any part of the screen with your hands. Again remember not to press too hard. Wipe the screen first in a left to right movement and then in a top to down one. Let the screen air dry and look for any spots or stains that may remain. Wet the cloth again, wring it out and gently rub the stained areas to clean them. Once again let the screen air dry before turning the TV on.
Be careful that the cloth you use is only damp and no more. If any liquid should get on the screen and flow down, if may enter the electronics and damage the TV.
To clean the rest of the TV, use a gentle spray of cleaning product making sure that the spray does not enter any of the ventilation openings on the sides or rear of the TV.