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How to clean an LCD screen

No matter where an LCD screen is located, we will always have the need to clean it. Clean an LCD screen can seem like a difficult task, but there are some simple ways to clean it them without damaging or marking the surface.

There are many cleaning solutions for LCD displays in stores. However, these can be a bit expensive and sometimes useless. It is for this reason that in this article we show you how to clean an LCD screen with available materials, and easily.

How to clean screen

Alcohol solution

We recommend using a simple alcohol solution to clean an LCD screen. This solution is composed of 1 part distilled water and 1 part 50% isopropyl alcohol. Be careful that isopropyl alcohol is flammable.

The Isopropyl alcohol 50% is common. But if you find a 70%, 91%, or 99% isopropyl alcohol, adjust the formula to use less alcohol and distilled water.

By mixing these two components in a bottle, will produce a real solution cleaning LCD screens. Remember not to use tap water, distilled water only.

How to clean screen

NEVER use tissues (Kleenex type) to clean the screen. That is so inefficient, that once it happens, it will leave parts around the screen. Try to find microfibre cloth to clean the screen. Cloths that come with glasses are usually a good choice.

Never spray any liquid directly on the LCD screen. Gently wipe the screen up and down and wait for it to dry.

Be careful not to let the liquid drops the sides of the monitor.

In addition make sure not to press hard on the LCD screen. You can permanently damage an LCD screen by pressing on it too hard.

How to clean screen


If you only have dust on the screen, no need to completely clean. To remove all dust, what to do is clean it away with a microfiber cloth. Simply clean the screen very gently tip the tip with the cloth.

How to clean screen

How we could see, cleaning a screen should not be an expensive or complicated task to perform, just only a little patience, cloth, alcohol and water to make a screen look bright as day one.

How to clean touchscreen screens

Touchscreens are present in many different equipment, and obviously due to the constant contact that requires such technology, often are more dirty and stained that standard screens. Therefore, it is necessary to make more frequent cleaning; but many times when this cleaning is done improperly, produces more stains and dirt that before being cleaned.

Keep in mind that many of touch screens, as well as beautiful and modern, are delicate, except those provided screens Gorilla Glass technology, which provides a system of protection against scratches and scrapes. However only expensive devices provide this protection, obviously because their implementation make more expensive the final product.

How to clean screens

Cleaning a Touchscreen

To clean large screens, such as those of touch monitors, only a cotton cloth and a microfibre are needed. With the first damp cloth we clean the screen with gentle, circular movements without pressure. Then, with the microfiber damp dry the surface.

Note that also with the microfiber cloth can clean accumulated dust quickly without having to moisten it before.

To remove grease without leaving stains use isopropyl alcohol, which contrary to ethyl alcohol, does not leave yellowing finish screen or deteriorates over time. It is also very useful for the cleaning of plastic or metal of the device case.

How to clean screens

It must be very careful when handling this alcohol, keep away from eyes, avoid direct contact with skin and obviously keep out of reach of children.

For smartphones and tablets, it is recommended the use of plastic films on the screen for added protection and avoid scratches and other serious problems.

It is important not to place devices with touch screens in pockets where there are coins, keys or other hard object, since they can ruin or scratch the screen of a irretrievably way.

How to clean screens

If we take the tips mentioned in this article, we have always spotless and clean all touch screens of our computers as tablets, smartphones and more.

In the following video we will learn how to properly clean the screen of any touchscreen device type, in a simple and clear way.

Which method you use to clean your touchscreen?