How to Clean a Record

Since the early 1900s, vinyl records have been a revolutionary way to listen to music. Many families used the phonograph and records as a way of spending a quiet evening at home with each other. However, records are slowly disappearing due to the high demand of digital music as oppose to analog records. As a result, there haven’t been a lot of manuals on cleaning records. Therefore, a record collector will have a very hard time in finding the necessary tools to prevent a record from accumulating dust. Fortunately, this guide will help record collectors preserve their treasures by using these three methods.

Solution Kits for Records

If a CD solution kit exists, then a record solution kit exists as well. Although very few stores carry record solution kits, it is possible to buy them over the Internet. Once a record solution kit arrives in the mail, follow the simple instructions and use a brush specifically for records. Using another brush will damage the record, so it is important to know which brushes will be safe to use on records. After cleaning, store all records in a safe place to prevent accidents and record breaking.

Soap and Water Trick

This is a common way for record collectors to wash their records and this is a budget friendly method for families on a tight budget. Although this method will clean records, it is important for a record collector to not wet the label as doing so may devalue the record. Do not overuse on soap as it will make the record slippery and hard to handle. Once this method is done, air dry and put the record in a safe place.

Cloths are Cool

The final method is very easy and only involves a cloth. This is a very fast and very time friendly way to clean a record. Just use a dry cloth or wet the cloth a little bit and wipe the dust away. Within minutes, records will look brand new like they just came out of the record store.

Overall, these methods are the best choices because records need a lot of tender, love, and care. Furthermore, records are no longer sold in stores and the value of the record is increasing every day. By following these methods, record collectors will rejoice to the brand new and super clean record collection.

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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