How can you clean computer screens and phone screens? What products can and can’t be used?

Power down the screen. This not only lowers the risk of electrocution, but will allow you to more easily see dust and grime. Use products that are made to clean these surfaces. Start with a dry microfiber cloth. Wipe in a slow circular motions with light pressure. Make sure this wipe is lint-free and non-abrasive you don’t want to have to clean too much or damage your screen. Avoid using paper products like paper towels and facial tissues as they are abrasive and occasionally have moisturizes that can soil screens. If the grime is significant, spray a chemical specified for screen cleaning onto the wipe not the screen. Use the damp wipe in the same manner you would a dry. The liquid will aid in cleaning as it changes the surface tension and aids in removal. – Chris Plotz, Product Development Manager, ITW Pro Brands, Olathe, Kansas

Spraying cleaners directly onto either of these surfaces should be avoided to prevent electronic damage. If using a multi-surface spray or disinfectant, spray product onto a cloth and then wipe the surface. If using a disinfectant, make sure the surface will remain wet for the recommend dwell time. Wipes are an excellent and convenient choice for maintaining small personal electronics on a daily basis. For job tasks with a larger number of screens to clean, a multi-surface disinfectant with short dwell time is a good choice. – Bob Stahurski, President and CEO, Nyco Products Company, Countryside, Illinois

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