Jill usher
Jill usher
  • Hometalker
  • Baltimore, MD
Asked on Dec 19, 2018

How do I remove unknown stains/spots from the lacquer around my TV?

EbbjdlWilliamLifestyles Homes


5 answers
  • Fiddledd224
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Try Windex on a very soft t-shirt

  • Wanda
    on Dec 19, 2018

    If Windex contains ammonia it will fade or smear the finish of the lacquer. A professional picture framer told me to use alcohol on my lacquer frames. It the only thing I use on furniture and mirrors. Just put it in a spray bottle.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 19, 2018

    You have a lacquer-finished wood TV cabinet? I would try using a Murphy’s oil soap, if you don’t want to use alcohol.

  • William
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Never use any type of window cleaner, soap, scouring powder, or any cleanser with solvents such as alcohol, benzene, ammonia, or paint thinner. Never use abrasive pads or paper towels. If you do, you can scratch the screen or strip the anti-glare coating off the screen and cause permanent damage.

    Pull out the paper manual or look up the digital version online. Flip through until you see the cleaning section. Follow the directions carefully, paying particular attention to any warnings against particular chemical cleaners. Be aware that following a cleaning procedure not listed in the manual, or using prohibited chemicals, could result in your warranty being voided.

    It is a good idea to have a designated cloth, or multiple ones, just for use on the TV frame areas. It is likely that the frame and accessories will accumulate more dirt and grime and you don’t want to take the chance of transferring these materials onto the screen during a later cleaning. Again, a microfiber cloth is the best type to use.

    Get a spray bottle and fill it with some warm, distilled water. Or, take a bottle of lukewarm distilled water and drip a bit on a microfiber cloth. Your goal is to make the cloth damp, not soaking wet.

    If your application of water doesn’t have the desired effect, then make a mixture from half vinegar and half distilled water. Dampen the cloth with this mixture and re-wipe the grimiest areas.

  • Ebbjdl
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Jill, Try mayonaise, rub it in a circular motion. Aloha!

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