How to Clean a Projector Screen?

Having your own entertainment space in our home can be very beneficial and stimulating. The first thing people think when they try to establish or remodel space of this type in their home is to try to emulate as much as possible a movie theater. 

It is no secret to anyone that watching movies in comfortable places has been one of the most common needs that most people have had in recent years in terms of entertainment. 

If you want to experience the sensation of watching a movie from your home as if you were in the cinema, you should do so through the installation of a video projection system. However, having these types of systems at home carries a great responsibility in terms of operation and maintenance so that the viewing experience is not negatively affected. 

We must emphasize that a projector requires little maintenance but even so, it is necessary to clean it from time to time in the correct way to guarantee the best performance. If you have a dirty projector screen, you will most likely see the images as half blurry. 

Therefore, regularly cleaning our projector screen will prevent it from having a longer life in terms of use. Many try to carry out this process, but the truth is that they do not have enough knowledge and experience about the appropriate materials to use for it. 

What is the Objective of Cleaning Our Projector Screen? 

Nobody likes to watch a blurry movie in which you cannot perfectly distinguish the details. Regularly cleaning a projector screen will help prevent excessive dust and dirt buildup which interferes with image quality. 

If you use the right materials and do the cleaning properly, your projector screen will last a very long time. 

What Should We Take into Account When Cleaning a Projector Screen? 

A dirty projector screen will not provide you with the best video quality when you are watching a movie, TV show, or playing a video game. Therefore, it is vital that you follow the following tips on how to clean your projector screen. 

Removes Dust and Dirt 

The first thing you should do is remove the dry dust that is on the projection surface. For this, it is necessary that you have the appropriate materials that will allow you to perform the cleaning efficiently. Some of these materials or elements are water, special soap, gloves, microfiber cloth, isopropyl alcohol, foam brush, compressed air and more. 

In addition to the materials mentioned above, it is necessary that you have a face mask that allows you to protect yourself from dust to avoid germs, sneezes or allegations that can cause some breathing problems. Use a can of compressed air to remove dirt on the projector screen systematically. 

It should be noted that when you are trying to remove dust, you must do it without exerting much pressure. That is why, for these cases, the most recommended is to use the can of compressed air that has been mentioned above. If you clean it with a dry cloth, then you should try to do it as gently and delicately as possible so as not to damage the surface of the projection screen. 

Remove the Toughest Stains 

After performing the above process, your projector screen may still have any dirt or dust particles stuck to the surface. A widely used technique is to wrap the tape around your hand, specifically covering the nails and knuckles. You can also wrap it in a foam brush. 

It should be noted that the adhesive side must be on the outside. Thanks to that, you can rub the adhesive tape on the dirt particles that are on the projection surface. 

Using subtraction technique will not only allow you to eradicate any dust particles, but you will also do so without taking any risk of damaging the screen. 

You can also fill a spray bottle with warm water without adding any cleaning product. That is relevant for cleaning the display surface in greater detail. 

Use a Soft Cloth with Warm Water 

On many occasions, depending on how dirty the projector screen is, the adhesive tape technique may not be able to remove all the dirt. In those cases, one of the best options is to create a cleaning solution based on a small percentage of mild soap along with a more considerable amount of warm water. 

Then, using a microfiber cloth immersed in the previously prepared cleaning solution, you can gently rub the display surface to remove the most difficult stains that could not be removed with the previous techniques. If you properly rub the screen, it is unlikely to damage or scratch it. 

Rub the Projector Screen Properly 

With the microfiber cloth dampened by the prepared cleaning solution, you should rub the screen gently from side to side, either from left to right and from top to bottom. It will allow dirt to be removed more effectively and efficiently. Using circular movements may scratch the screen. 

Dry the Projection Screen 

After you have removed the dust or dirt with the cleaning solution, you should dry the surface with a dry cloth (different from the one you used with the solution). 

You should bear in mind that this technique is important to carry out immediately after you apply the cleaning solution on the screen. That is because if you leave water drops on the display surface for a long time, they can damage the screen. 

It is recommended to use a microfiber cloth in the same way as it does not have lint that can remain on the screen surface. Just as you applied the cleaning solution, you should gently rub from top to bottom and left to right to dry the entire screen area. 

Carefully Apply Alcohol to Difficult Stains 

If you notice that your screen still has a stain or any type of dirt that is difficult to remove, then it is recommended to apply alcohol. Use a Q-tip and dip it in isopropyl alcohol. Try to use this technique only on stains that could not be removed through the previous procedures. With the end of the Q-tip soaked in alcohol, gently rub only the area where the dirt is.