How to clean a Samsung LED screen

How To Clean A Samsung LED Screen

Samsung is one of the world’s most popular, high-quality TV brands. With TVs in various sizes having different capabilities, Samsung LED screens are incredibly clear and durable. It is important to clean your screen regularly to get rid of smudges and fingerprints, dust and dirt. Otherwise, you will see an accumulation of dirt and dust that will cause you to strain to see what is on your screen when trying to watch TV or play a game. It’s important to clean your TV screen often to keep it clear for optimal viewing, keep it looking new, and help your TV last longer. Cleaning a TV screen is often put off as you may be unsure of where to start, or what to use to clean it, so this article will explain just how to clean your Samsung LED screen.

Before cleaning your screen you should keep in mind that you should only clean a Samsung screen with a microfiber cloth, and avoid using products such as detergents that contain alcohol, benzene, ammonia, or acetone. Also, never use abrasive pads or paper towels to clean your screen, this can scratch the screen and result in permanent damage to your Samsung TV.

Best Way To Clean A Samsung LED Screen

The only cleaning equipment you need is a microfiber cloth, screen cleaner or dish soap, and distilled water. Tap water isn’t advised for cleaning your screen as it contains tiny minerals and particles that will scratch your screen. Use the 5 steps listed below:

  1. If your TV has been on, turn it off and allow it to cool down for 15 to 20 minutes before cleaning your screen.
  2. Remove the dust by rubbing the screen gently with a dry microfiber cloth in circular motions.
  3. Once the dust is removed, you might see fingerprints on the screen. To remove the fingerprints, apply distilled water, or screen cleaner and distilled water at a one-to-ten ratio to a microfiber cloth, and gently wipe the fingerprints off in small circular movements. 

Tip: Never apply any cleaner or water directly to your TV screen, rather apply it to your cloth. And remember to not completely soak the cloth, it only needs to be damp to clean your screen.

  1. Once you’ve cleared the fingerprints, use another dry microfiber cloth to dry the screen.
  2. Make sure the Samsung screen is completely dry before turning it on to avoid damage or possible electrocution. 

Things To Avoid When Cleaning A Samsung Screen

Certain cleaning products will corrode and damage your Samsung TV screen. If you don’t have the right screen cleaner, use dish soap diluted with water, nothing else. Avoid using these products:

  • Bleach and other such cleaning products.
  • Window cleaning products.
  • All-purpose cleaners.
  • Disinfectant or baby wipes.

Any of these products can erode the anti-reflective layer of your screen. 

Other products to avoid using to clean or dry the LED screen:

  • Paper towels
  • Tissue paper
  • Facial tissues like kleenex 

These contain tiny fibres that will scratch your Samsung LED screen which will create a dull spot on your TV over time.

How To Maintain A Samsung LED Screen

To keep your screen clean, you have to maintain it. Use these 9 maintenance tips:

  1. Turn off the TV when it’s not in use. This will increase the lifespan of the screen and save energy.
  2. Make use of surge protectors. Surge protectors prevent voltage spikes which can damage the mechanisms of your screen.
  3. Reduce your TV’s brightness at night. This also extends the lifespan of your screen.
  4. Keep your Samsung screen ventilated. Avoid placing it in a room without windows. Alternatively, you can put a fan on to keep the area ventilated.
  5. Don’t place anything under the screen as this can also prevent airflow.
  6. Clean your Samsung screen regularly with the steps listed above to avoid problems with the screen.
  7. Whenever you vacuum, you should also clean your screen. This is to reduce dust, which if uncleaned, could cause issues with the screen.
  8. Avoid leaving your Samsung screen on for long periods, especially on a still image. This may risk your screen “burn in”, which creates a visible mark on your screen that will never go away.
  9. Try to avoid freezing temperatures surrounding your TV screen. If condensation occurs inside the screen, it could cause it to malfunction.

Cleaning your Samsung LED screen is vital for its performance and the appearance of images on the screen. Whether you have a Samsung TV, or monitor used for work and gaming, try to clean it at least once every 2 to 3 weeks to keep it in good shape and working order. Maintain it according to how often you’re using it. If you have a different type of TV, check out our post for the best tips and methods to clean a flat screen TV