Who wants a super clean plasma screen TV in time for the super bowl? Or maybe it’s your man who would prefer to watch the big game with ultimate clarity.
Either way, use this opportunity to clean your TV.
Then invite some friends over for some F-U-N!!
How to get your clean plasma screen SUPER clean:
1. Turn off your TV.
Unplug your TV from the power source. You’ll be able to see the dirt on the screen easier and unplugging it should prevent electric shock while cleaning. Nobody wants that!
While you’re at it, wait until the TV cools down completely before you start cleaning the screen. Plasma TV’s usually generate more heat than LCD or LED types; so if it was turned on before you decided to clean it, you might have to wait a while.
2. Read your television’s user manual.
I know it’s no fun. But there are usually cleaning methods written in your TV manual so make sure to read up first. This is to ensure that you won’t damage any part of your TV before you begin cleaning.
Plus your warranty might be voided if you don’t follow the directions outlined in the manual.
3. Get a soft lint-free cloth or a microfiber cloth.
Never use paper towels to wipe a plasma screen because it could scratch the surface. If your TV came with a microfiber cloth, use it!
If not, here’s one made specifically for plasma screens. It also works on touch screen phones, iPad’s, LCD screens, etc. So if you have several gadgets, it could be a good investment.
Gently wipe the screen with your cloth to remove fingerprints and smudges.
4. Use a cleaning solution spray.
If you need to pick up a microfiber cloth, you might as well get a combo pack that includes a spray. Here’s a cleaner combo pack that you can have shipped directly to your door. Efficiency is the name of the game!
There are available products that you can buy anywhere. On the other hand, most of the cleaning solutions are alcohol-based so you may want to use a home-based solution with a use of isopropyl alcohol. Just before you use it, be mindful not to spray the solution directly into the screen. If you do so, it may damage the anti-glare coating on your plasma screen display.
I’ve heard that you can make a 50/50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water and pour the solution in a spray bottle. I’ve cleaned my smartphone with a solution like this, but a TV is pretty expensive so I tend to go with the professional version.
Anyway, spray the solution on your cloth, NOT the screen, and wipe again gently over the screen. The word gentle is key. Don’t press too hard against the screen because too much pressure on the screen can cause pixels to burn out.
5. Quick dry the screen using a dry cloth.
Moisture and TV’s don’t mix so go over the screen for a third time with a dry microfiber cloth. You don’t want any moisture left on it.
6. Clean the plastic edge.
Finally, wipe down the edge of the TV with a dry cloth to remove dust and potential dirt.
We love to have friends over to watch the Super Bowl so I’m off to do this myself. Now you and I both will have a Super Clean TV for the Super bowl!
Do you have other electronics to clean? Check out our Cleaning Electronics section!