You did it. You went out and bought that beautiful, gigantic television. And while you were setting it up, you got fingerprints all over the screen. Or while you weren’t looking, your kid who just ate a piece of toast with jam started poking at the funny red monster. Or the dog jumped up and tried to lick the puppy that was barking on the screen.

Can I Clean my Television with an e-cloth or Norwex?

Hmmm, how to clean those fingerprints off? You’ve heard great things about microfibre and how it cleans with just water so that must be safe, right?

don't use just any microfiber cloth for cleaning lcd and plasma screensSTOP! Many kinds of microfibre cloths (or dusters like Swiffer) can ruin your television (and computer) screen. These cloths work so well that they can/will remove the protective coating and are just shaggy enough that they’ll pick up fine grains of sand and dust that will scratch the screen.

So don’t use any microfibre cloth, duster, window or polishing cloth that is not made specifically for cleaning screens. As an example, e-cloth has run tests and found that even the finely woven Glass & Polishing cloth can remove up to 70% of the protective coating on tv and computer screens.

But don’t worry, there is a solution. The e-cloth electronics cloth is a finely woven microfibre cloth that won’t harm the screen.

If you’re a die-hard fan of Norwex, only the optics cloth should be used on your television. It’s about triple the price of the e-cloth electronics cloth though.

How to Clean your TV or Computer Screen with e-cloth

  1. If the screen is just dusty: wipe the screen with the electronics e-cloth – This gentle cloth will clean off the dust and dirt
  2. If the screen has sticky bits or persistent fingerprints on it: slightly dampen a corner of the electronics cloth and clean those spots with the damp part of the cloth. Then, use a dry part of the cloth to wipe up the moisture to avoid streaks and water spots.
  3. Get yourself a beer or a cuppa tea and enjoy that show you’ve been waiting for.