Screen Cleaning FAQs:

Table of Contents

  1. How to clean your screen
  2. Why should Windex be avoided?
  3. Removing ink
  4. Fix a scratched screen

How to Clean Your Screen

  • Clean your computer screen when it is turned off and cool.
    It will give you a better view of the surface and lessen the risk of streaking.
  • Spray a high quality screen cleaning solution onto a clean microfiber cloth. Do not spray directly onto the screen, as liquid could drip past the frame and harm internal components.
    • Mirachem® Optix is another excellent screen cleaner.
    • Alternatively, you can dampen a microfiber cloth with water to clean the screen.
  • View more tips here for proper screen care!

Why Windex® Should Be Avoided

  • Windex® (and similar products) are made to clean glass and will often leave streaks on a TV or computer screen - and therefore we do not recommend their use for LCD screens or our films.
  • The ammonia in such formulas shortens the life of the screen material and has unknown effects on anti-glare coatings.

How to Remove Ink From Your Screen

  • For light ink marks, try Zeiss Optical Wipes.
  • For darker marks, saturate a clean microfiber cloth with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and gently wipe.
  • Note: Not recommended on a regular basis for LCD or LED screens. There can be damaging effects (such as drying out the screen and making it brittle) of using rubbing alcohol for anything more than an emergency use.

How to Fix a Scratched Screen

  • Removing scratches from screens can be challenging, with mixed results.
  • Due to the delicate composition of screens and the various levels of damage caused by scratches, we cannot provide a clear answer to this.
  • Use caution if attempting to try a recommendation from the Internet.
  • To help minimize the appearance of scratches, applying a high-level anti-glare screen protector, such as our MXG with 85% anti-glare properties, or a privacy filter, may work.
  • Before you buy, try anti-glare or privacy filter sample(s) to see the results.
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