How I Clean a Plasma Screen

A plasma screen television is a big investment. To keep it looking its best and for optimum performance, you’ll want to keep it clean and free of dust and other kinds of soil.

The first step is to check the owner’s manual to make sure that any products you use are not harmful to your screen. Certain products might damage the anti-glare coating, so it’s very important you use the kind of cleaners called for by the manufacturer. Many offer kits that contain special cleaning solution suitable for cleaning plasma screens as well as special cleaning cloths that will not scratch or leave lint.

To be on the safe side, begin by turning off and unplugging the set. This might be overkill, but better that than damage your expensive tv!

Remove Dust

Begin by removing any dust that has accumulated on or around the screen. A can of compressed air works beautifully for this. If you do not have any, you can also use a dry, clean (preferably new) microfiber cloth or other soft lint free cloth.

Use Special Cleaning Solution

If dirt and fingerprints remain on the screen, use a manufacturer approved cleansing solution lightly sprayed on a soft, lint free cloth and gently rub clean. Do not press hard or use anything scratchy, as this could leave marks on your screen. Household cleaners should be avoided unless specifically called for by the maker of your plasma tv. In a pinch, you could use a lightly dampened cloth to clean these areas, but it’s worth the investment to purchase one of the cleaning kits recommended by the manufacturer.

Clean the Vents

The vents of your plasma tv need to remain clear so that heat can dissipate from the inside. The easiest way to do this is use the hose attachment of your vacuum cleaner and suck out the dust using the lowest setting, like you would the back of your computer.

You should clean your plasma screen at least once a week to ensure the clearest picture. A plasma tv is a very expensive so treat it with care!

Betsy Cline

Betsy Cline has been a professional house cleaner for 15 years and also a mother of 4 amazing kids (who make lots of messes). She is the founder of How to Clean It and loves to share tips and advice for cleaning up anything life throws at you.

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