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The Best Ways to Clean Computer Monitor Screens

by Product Specialist

Today's technology is amazing, but how best to clean your computer monitor screen? High-tech devices often have protective coatings on the screens and glass that can be easily damaged by conventional cleaning methods. Don't run the risk of harming your sensitive technology; clean carefully and only using products endorsed for your computer or devices.

Some tips for cleaning your monitors and screens include:

Watch out for lint. Look for soft cleaning cloths that won't create a lot of lint on your screens and monitors. Don't apply a lot of pressure, as this can damage sensitive touch-technology. Turn off the device so you are able to see the fingerprints and dust more clearly, and gently wipe away. Do this daily to prevent the screen from becoming dirty and not working properly.

Don't apply anything directly to the screen. Buy products endorsed by the computer manufacturer or that are suggested by the retailer when you buy your device. Be sure to only apply the solution to the cleaning cloth and never put it directly on the screen or glass. Even products that are lauded by computer companies can damage screens when applied directly to the monitor.

Paper products can be scratchy. Paper products like paper towels, tissues, and toilet-paper may feel soft to the touch, but they can cause scratches on your electronic screens.

Skip the home remedies and solutions. Maybe you have heard about using a homemade solution to clean your screen, such as vinegar and water for getting rid of fingerprints. Don't do it! Only use cleaning products that are endorsed by the manufacturer, which likely does not recommend using vinegar on delicate touch-screen devices.

Don't risk ruining your computer screen when trying to simply remove fingerprints. Use these tips to ensure your touch-screens and protective glass is safe and to preserve your technology when cleaning.