Using a computer, you should know how to wipe the screen. This is especially true if you share your computer with young children or other family members because their sticky fingers commonly spread diseases and germs while also leaving stains on screens.
But how exactly do you clean a computer screen? If you know how to clean a keyboard, it won’t take much work to keep it clean. Additionally, it won’t take long, and you won’t need expensive cleaning supplies. Maintaining a clean computer screen will make using it more fun and streamline activities.
If you want a spotless and clean monitor, follow these simple four-step instructions for cleaning a computer screen.
Cleaning a computer screen.
Before cleaning your unclean computer screen, never use any cleaners that contain alcohol or ammonia. The corrosive substances can damage your screen by dissolving or wearing away any protective, anti-reflective coatings on the screen.
Turn Off Your Computer.
Make sure your computer is off, and there is no possibility of receiving an electrical shock before cleaning. To ensure that everything is cleaned up, a dark screen also makes it easier to see exactly where any smudges or oil streaks are.
Use a microfiber cloth to clean.
With a clean microfiber cloth, gently wipe the screen. Due to its extremely delicate construction, this won’t damage the surface. Wipe the screen in a circular motion while gently removing any dirt and debris.
Always remember that using a paper towel, napkin, or worn-out clothing could cause damage to your screen or leave an unsightly lint trail.
Clean with a Solution.
To remove stubborn stains or grime, mix 1/4 cup distilled water with 1/4 cup white vinegar in a spray container. Spray your microfiber cloth again, this time more sparingly, and wipe the screen in a circular motion until the surface is entirely clear. Spraying liquid directly onto screens should never be done since it could seep through tiny cracks and damage internal electrical components.
Clean the back, frame, and bottom of the screen.
Don’t forget to clean your monitor’s base, frame, and back when your screen is spotless. This can be accomplished by lightly misting a microfiber cloth (you can also use a paper towel for these components) and sweeping it around the frame and base to get rid of any dust, dirt, or stains. Repeat as necessary until there is no more dirt to be seen.
How often should you clean the screen of your computer?
Most experts agree that cleaning your computer screen every three to six months is a good idea. Everything, of course, depends on how often you use it and how filthy it gets. In any case, it’s best to regularly inspect your screen after turning off your computer and clean it as soon as it collects dirt or debris. This will ensure that it is kept in excellent condition.