How To Clean A Monitor The Right Way (3 Easy Steps)
In today’s day and age knowing how to properly clean your monitor is one of life’s essentials. Nobody wants fingerprint smudges or dust all around their monitor, however they can be tough to clean. This also goes for your phone screen. While it’s ability to elevate your home or office screens seems unattainable, the process is actually quite simple. And it doesn’t require a ton of expensive cleaning materials or hard work. So, let’s see how to enjoy a streak-free and smudge free screen with these three simple steps.
Nobody wants fingerprint smudges or dust all around their monitor
According to cleaning specialist, it’s best to avoid using cleaners that aren’t specifically formulated and state that they are for electronic screens. After all even if you clean your screen to perfection, there won’t be any point if you damage it in the process. After all, screens are quite delicate, so you should keep cleaners that have acid, vinegar, ammonia and bleach far away from them. Such chemicals will only cause permanent damage as they erode the screen. But then how do you clean a screen. Let’s see.
It’s best to avoid using cleaners that aren’t specifically formulated for electronic screens
The first step in achieving a perfectly clean monitor is to prepare it for the process. This means you need to turn off the power of the device. This goes for all types of screens – phone, laptop, and computer. Make sure to let the device cool down first before you start cleaning it. So, this is best done in the morning before work or in the evening after you’ve stop using it for the night. Then take a microfiber cloth and remove all of the surface dirt. If some spots seem tougher to wipe off, just wet the cloth a bit with some water and try to light scrub at the problem spot. We definitely recommend using a microfiber cloth, as it doesn’t leave any streaks. However, kitchen paper can also get the job done.
Make sure to let the device cool down first before you start cleaning it
Okay, while we mentioned it’s not good to use harsh chemical sprays, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use any sprays at all. While you can use plain water for this step, having a monitor specific cleaner will achieve better results. We recommend you spray it directly onto a clean microfiber cloth. This will help prevent streaks for showing up, and it will also help avoid for any liquid getting into components that should not be exposed to it. After that all you need to do is clean the screen with it. If needed you can apply slight pressure when you are cleaning. Just don’t push too hard on your screen.
We recommend you spray it directly onto a clean microfiber cloth
You may be wondering why this step is even included. The truth is that once you have prepared and cleaned your monitor, you need to use the dry side of your microfiber cloth to buff out the screen. This is to ensure no streaks have a chance on your beautifully, clean monitor. While it’s an extra step it doesn’t make this process more complicated but helps to create the feeling of a nice, clean screen. After all, nobody wants to spend their whole day looking at annoying streaks while working. However, you can also just let it air dry. Make sure your screen is completely dry before turning on your device.
You need to use the dry side of your microfiber cloth to buff out the screen
These were all the tips and tricks we have for you today on how to clean a monitor screen. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can enjoy beautiful, dust-free, smudge-free and fingerprint-free screens in just a couple of minutes. After all it’s important to keep our screens clean not only to get rid of bacteria, but to also create a nice environment for yourself.
Now you can enjoy beautiful, dust-free, smudge-free and fingerprint-free screens in just a couple of minutes
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