How to Clean Your TV Screen

Do you feel anxious when you see a fingerprint or smudge on your television screen? If you do, don't worry, these smudges are unlikely to harm your TV, and can easily be cleaned. Here we will show you the proper way to clean your television screen.

TV screens/displays are extremely sensitive pieces and can be easily scratched or damaged by bad cleaning practices. With proper cleaning methods & techniques, you will not have to worry about scratching your Television, and can be done cleaning the screen in less than 5 minutes.

How to Do It

Make sure your TV is off before you begin to clean your TV screen, having it on will make it harder to clean since the screen background will not be uniform in color which will make it harder to see areas that need cleaning.

Only use new (within 1-2 years) microfiber cloths to clean your screen. Cloths that are fibrous or old may break and leave small strands of string on your television screen. These types of cloths are often used to clean lenses, and can be found at any electronics store or eyeglass store.

Simply wipe the entire TV screen gently (without pressing down too hard) to remove any underlying oil, grease, dust, or smudges. If some dirt does not come off, do not press harder to get it off, this could damage your TV.

Hard to get dirt may be removed with the help of distilled water or a professional TV screen cleaning solution, often sold in stores. Simply spray the solution on to your micro fiber cloth or damp it with water and remove the underlying dirt from your television screen.


Avoid using paper products or clothing to clean your TV screen, these products can scratch your TV’s display.

  • Avoid commercial cleaning products that were not specifically meant for cleaning electronic displays. Many of the products contain ammonia, alcohol, and other chemicals that can permanently damage your TV screen if applied.
  • Never spray any liquid directly on your TV screen; it could damage your TV. Always spray it on a microfiber cloth first, and then apply it to your TV screen.
  • Other parts of the TV, not including the screen, may be cleaned with any other household product, as long as care is taken to not accidently drip these products on the screen. If you followed the tips previously outlined, then congratulations! You have successfully cleaned your TV screen.


Manufacturer Recommended Cleaning Methods

Clean only with a dry cloth. When cleaning, unplug the power cord and wipe gently with a soft cloth to prevent scratching. Do not spray water or other liquids directly on the TV as electric shock may occur. Do not clean with chemicals such as alcohol, thinners, or benzine.

Wipe the LCD screen gently with a soft cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth slightly moistened with a solution of mild soap and warm water. If using a chemically pretreated cloth, please follow the instruction provided on the package. Never spray the water or detergent directly on the TV set. It may drip to the bottom of the screen or exterior parts and enter the TV set, and may cause damage to the TV set.

The exterior and screen of the product can get scratched during cleaning. Be sure to wipe the exterior and screen carefully using the cloth provided or a soft cloth to prevent scratches. Do not spray water directly onto the product. Any liquid that goes into the product may cause a failure, fire, or electric shock. Clean the product with a soft cloth dampened with a small amount of water. Do not use a flammable liquid (e.g. benzene, thinners) or a cleaning agent.