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What Can I Wipe my TV Screen With? (All Options)

As an owner of several large flat-screen TVs, I know all too well the frustration of trying to keep them clean. Whether it’s fingerprints from the remote, dust from the air, or smudges from a nearby window, it can be a constant battle to keep the screens looking clean and clear. I’ve done a lot of research and tried out a few different options to find the best way to wipe my TV screen, and I’m here to share with you all the options I’ve found.

In this post, I’ll share all the different ways you can keep your TV screens free of dirt and grime, so that you can continue to enjoy your favorite shows and movies without any distractions.

Key Takeaways
Use a clean, soft, lint-free microfiber cloth to avoid screen damage.
Pre-moistened, alcohol and ammonia-free wipes can also be used.
Avoid using chemicals directly on the screen, and check alcohol levels in cleaning solutions.
Use distilled water to moisten the cloth, and avoid wood-based products.
Turn off and unplug the television before cleaning.
Wipe until there are no signs of moisture and avoid eye contact with cleaning wipes.
Choose products carefully and double-check solution contents to avoid screen damage.
  1. Anti-Static Microfiber Cloth

Some TVs have a cleaning cloth included when you buy them. If yours doesn’t have one, you can use a dry microfiber cloth that’s made for cleaning electronics and glasses. It effectively removes dirt and dust on your TV screen.

Make sure to use a clean and debris-free microfiber cloth. Be gentle when wiping the screen as well. Do it in one direction first, then in the opposite direction. Don’t press down too hard when wiping because it can cause damage and will result in distorted pixels.

If there’s any hard-to-remove stains, put some distilled water and mild dish soap on the cloth.

  1. Windex Electronic Wipes

These are pre-moistened and anti-static wipes made for cleaning electronics. Windex Electronic  Wipes are ammonia-free which is perfect for cleaning your TV screen. It can remove smudges, fingerprints, and dust, giving your screen a streak-free shine.

  1. Endust for Electronics Cleaning Wipes

These pre-moistened wipes are non-abrasive, and alcohol and ammonia-free. You can use Endust for Electronics Cleaning Wipes to remove dirt, dust, and fingerprints on your TV screen. It keeps electronic screens in new condition as well.

After using the wipes, let the appliance air-dry. You may also wipe the screen using a microfiber cloth to dry it fast.

  1. iCloth XL Screen and Lens Cleaner

These are pre-moistened wipes that contain premium water-based formula, with a harmless isopropyl alcohol. You can use it in cleaning your TV screen without causing damage.

  1. MiraclesWipes Electronic Cleaner

MiracleWipes has advanced electronic cleaning wipes that contain a quick-dry formula so the surface doesn’t stay wet for too long. These wipes are also anti-static so you can use them with other electronic surfaces.

  1. EVEO Screen Cleaner Spray

This is a spray bottle that comes with a microfiber cloth that gently cleans any screen surface. 

EVEO Screen Cleaner Spray is perfect to use when cleaning sensitive screens like touchscreen TVs. That’s because, it effectively removes static electricity.

  1. Screen Mom Cleaner Kit

This is another spray bottle that comes with a microfiber cloth. Screen Mom Cleaner Kit is ammonia, nitrogen, and allergen-free which makes it perfect to use even when there are children and pets around. 

It has a streak-free formula, making sure that there’s no residue left when you wipe a microfiber cloth on the TV screen.

  1. Flawless Screen Cleaner Spray

This cleaner spray is made of organic ingredients and is perfect for cleaning any kind of screen. 

It can remove smudges, dust, dirt, and fingerprints. It also comes with its signature red microfiber cloth that’s essential when wiping screens.

  1. Altura Store Screen Kit

This cleaner kit has a traditional spray bottle and cleaning cloths available in two sizes. The cleaning cloths, also known as magnifiers, claim to be more effective in wiping off dirt and fingerprints. The spray formula is ammonia, alcohol, and allergen-free. 

Tips to Remember

Make sure to turn off and unplug your television. Allow it to cool down first before cleaning.

Never apply chemicals directly on the screen. Cleaning solutions contain ammonia, alcohol, and other chemicals that are harmful to your TV screen.

When a solution contains isopropyl alcohol, check the alcohol level and avoid anything that contains more than 50% of it. Too much alcohol content will cause the TV screen to over-dry.

If you need to moisten the microfiber cloth, make sure to use distilled water and not regular tap water. It’ll leave a visible residue after drying up. Using distilled water also protects the anti-reflective coating on your TV screen.

Wipe the surface of your TV screen until there are no signs of moisture anymore. When using cleaning wipes, avoid eye contact and remember to wash your hands thoroughly after use.

Lastly, never use wood-based products such as paper towels, toilet paper, and tissues. These products have tiny fibers that can scratch and damage your screen.

Wrap Up

What can you wipe your TV screen with? There are many options you can use to clean your TV screen, but you must choose carefully what products to use. You should also know how to properly clean it because modern TVs are far more sensitive compared to old ones.

As much as possible, use a clean, soft, lint-free microfiber cloth to avoid screen damage. If you have the budget, you can also use pre-moistened, alcohol and ammonia-free wipes. 

You may also use a cleaner spray, but always double-check the contents of the solution to avoid permanent damage to the screen.

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