How do I clean a TV screen?

Diane ndfan
by Diane ndfan

My dog loves to touch the TV screen when any animal comes on and having a problem cleaning it any suggestions?

  8 answers
  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Dec 23, 2019

    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. Sony: 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.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Dec 23, 2019

    You should only use deionized water (not tap water) and a microfiber cloth. Deionized water is available on monoprice.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Dec 23, 2019

    Hi, sorry you have a licked or nose print TV screen. We do too, got to love our furry friends. Hope this helps you clean the screen. How to Clean a Flat Screen TV | HowStuffWorks

    1. › ... › Household Hints & Tips › Cleaning

    How to Clean a Flat Screen TV. Turn off the monitor. If the screen is dark it will be easier to see the dirty and oily areas. Use a dry, soft cloth -- the kind you would use to clean your eyeglasses -- and very gently wipe the screen. Make a solution of equal parts water and vinegar (or water with a tiny amount of dish ...

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 23, 2019

    Hi Diane,

    How about blocking your pet from touching the TV screen when other pets come into sight? They really do not need to do this. Train your dog and put up a barrier and save yourself a lot of cleaning.

    • Diane ndfan Diane ndfan on Jan 15, 2020

      The tv is the dogs I have a special tv that is for my rescues and they can use it when ever they want so the training I gave to my rescues is for their own tv but thanks for your response

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 23, 2019

    We put our tv about 2/12 feet above the floor. Still nice and low so you don't get a cramp in your neck trying to see it but also high enough it keeps curious pups away. When you clean a tv screen never spray the liquid directly onto the screen. Spray onto a rag and then only lightly. Then proceed to clean the tv screen.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 24, 2019

    never use windex type products on your tv screen it is best to use a microfiber cloth to wipe it clean you can add a tiny spritz of water but don't let it run down - no chemicals should be used on the screen

  • William William on Dec 25, 2019

    First and foremost, do not use any chemical products on an LCD screen. Especially do not use a common window cleaner (Windex, etc.) or anything with alcohol or ammonia in it. These are going to mess up the protective layer on your fancy TV screen. Windex was OK on the good old tube TVs, but has to stay away from the delicate screens of LCD, LED and Plasma TVs.

    Do it before turning your TV on, or make sure to have your TV off for around 15 minutes and completely cooled down before you go to clean it in any way. Otherwise, you’re going to run into evaporation issues with your cleaning solution and notice that it is very difficult to keep streaks from forming. Plus, it’s much easier to clean an all-black background rather with than the jerky movements and colors that most programming is comprised of.

    Spraying your LCD screen directly with cleaning solution is not a good plan. The ultimate sin would be to over-use a cleaning solution. Too much liquid usually means streaking. Don’t over-saturate your cleaning cloth either. A few gentle sprays will suffice to make your TV shine like the day you got it out of the box.

    Get a bottle of distilled water (no tap water).

    Pick up a spray bottle.

    Get some microfiber cloth. Stay away from paper towels and any other wood-based papers as they could leave fine scratches on the screen.

    Turn the set off and let your plasma screen (or any screen) fully cool down. Hot Screens and streaking usually go hand-in-hand on LEDs, etc.

    Fill the spray bottle with distilled water. Spray your microfiber cloth (not the screen).

    Gently wipe the screen in a circular motion with the cloth until the screen is clean and dry. There should not be any streaks if you did everything right. Once done with the cleaning, DRY the cleaned area with the drier portion of your cloth.

    If water is dripping down the screen into the electronics, you over saturated. Go section by section on your large display, and re-spray the cloth when you find wiping is too dry (rather than soaking the cloth with water on the outset).

    Repeatedly the process until you are satisfied with your newly clean LCD screen.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 26, 2019

    I just use my micro cloth.