The best way to relax is in front of a dust-free TV screen. But: There are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning your TV.

Commercially available cleaners are expensive and can even damage your TV in the worst case. Although you can buy special screen cleaners in stores, they are mostly superfluous. It is easier and cheaper to use home remedies. We explain to you how to do it.

Typical mistakes when cleaning your TV

Whether plasma, LED or old tube screen: Televisions are sensitive devices that are usually expensive to buy. You should therefore avoid the following mistakes when cleaning them:

  • Never clean your TV with glass cleaner or other household cleaners. These can damage the screen’s coating in the long run.
  • Do not use dishtowels and paper towels for cleaning. Their surface is too rough, which is why they can scratch the screen.
  • Never spray liquids directly onto the TV. The water running down can penetrate the TV and cause a short circuit.

Good care prolongs service life: Home remedies often better than expensive cleaners

Here’s how to do it right:

  • Disconnect the appliance from the power supply before you start cleaning.
  • Pick up a clean microfiber cloth and wipe from top to bottom. Make sure that the cloth is dry – with a damp cloth, you would only move the protection to the hard-to-reach corners here. Always work with little pressure so as not to damage the display.
  • Now moisten the microfiber cloth with distilled water, use only a little water. Normal tap water can contain minerals, which can be harmful to the coating in the long run.
  • Clean the surface with the damp cloth in circular motions. To remove grease residues, for example from fingerprints, you can also add a little washing-up liquid.
  • Remove damp residues with a dry microfiber cloth.
  • Wait a few minutes before reconnecting the TV to the power.

With the correct application of our simple tips, you will enjoy your TV for a long time.