If you want to extent the life of your computer monitor, preserve your vision and save your money you should know how to properly clean your monitor.

Before resolving the problem what product and tool you need to use to clean your monitor, determine the type of your computer screen. It really depends. Generaly, there are two categories of computer monitors: CRT or LCD.

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors are older models. Their screens are made of glass, that’s why you can clean them with commercial cleaning products.

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors on the contrast store multiple sheets of a non-glass polarizing material with a layer of liquid crystal solution in between. That’s why you cannot clean  LCD monitors in the samemanner as glass CRT monitors.

Remember that you should be very careful during the cleaning process.

When cleaning CRT monitors it’s better to vacuum them prior to cleaning. There are many cleaning products recommended to clean glass monitors, Windex is among them. But remember, you should never spray a liquid cleaner directly on a monitor, as the cleaning solution could seep into the screen. Always spray the solution on a soft cloth or paper towel, and then gently wipe the glass monitor.

When cleaning LCD computer skreens you should be even more careful. You can seriously damage your LCD monitor if you choose the wrong type of solution. You must remember that you simply cnnot use a cleaner that contains acetone if you want to prolong the life of your monitor and save money not buying a new one. You can use gentle microfiber cloth or a soft cotton rag to clean your LCD monitor.