How to Clean a Computer Screen

Why Invisible Glass Works Better

Streak-Free Formula

It’s no accident that Invisible Glass works so well. Read more about our streak-free formula, the secret behind great glass cleaning results.

No Soaps

No Soaps

Soaps are great for cleaning dirt, but they leave behind a film that causes streaks. Our streak-free formula starts clean, using a unique water source free from additives. We’ve developed a blend of water-soluble cleaners that work hard and evaporate completely.

No Scents

No Scents

Invisible Glass is free of added fragrances that can become household irritants and streak glass, unlike other brands which can contain synthetic fragrances, harsh fumes, or ammonia.

No Dyes

No Dyes

Our streak-free formula is free of added dyes and colors. Dyes and colors are great for making a product stand out on the shelf, but they cause streaking and surface staining. That’s why we keep Invisible Glass as clear as sparkling clean glass.

No Residues

No Residues

What good is a glass cleaner if it leaves behind residue? Residues from soaps, scents, dyes, or additives are found in many glass cleaners. These residues cling to glass surfaces, forming streaks, and attracting dust and grime. Our streak-free formula is specially designed to evaporate completely, leaving nothing behind but beautiful glass.

No Streaks

No Streaks

Invisible Glass contains water-soluble cleaners that work better, breaking down greasy fingerprints, pet slobber, dust, and grime, leaving your surfaces streak-free.

Stop Cleaning Up After Your Glass Cleaner.


Tired of seeing streaks, especially right after you’re done cleaning? The problem might just be your glass cleaner because many glass cleaners contain additives that leave streaky residues on glass surfaces.

Invisible Glass has a 100% residue-free formula. We never add streaky soaps, scents, or dyes to our residue-free glass cleaners. The water-soluble cleaners in Invisible Glass work hard to break down fingerprints, smoke haze, pet slobber, dust, and grime. Then Invisible Glass easily wipes clean and evaporates completely leaving nothing behind except perfectly clean, streak-free glass

Glass is a unique and difficult surface to clean. That’s why we’ve developed our products specifically for the challenges of cleaning glass. From water spot removers, to rain repellents, ceramic coatings, and glass cleaners for home, office, and auto, you’ll love the invisible clarity of Invisible Glass. Look for our cleaning kits with everything you need to get started cleaning your home or vehicle.


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Learn more about glass cleaning and get tips and tricks from our experts. We’ll share the best ways to clean every glass surface in your home, as well as pro-detailing tips for your auto windows and windshields.

How to Clean a Computer Screen

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Did you know dust can damage computer components? Because dust is heavier than air, it can act as an insulator to cause excessive heat and hardware failure. Fortunately, you can easily remove dust and other grime from your computer screen. Follow the cleaning process below to clean your electronics safely.

To clean your computer screen: Turn off and unplug your device, remove dust with a dry microfiber cloth, spray a thin layer of clear plastic cleaner into a fresh microfiber towel, and wipe up residue and grime with a fresh microfiber towel. 

 Products You Will Need

  • Microfiber towels 
  • Clear plastic cleaner (NOT glass cleaner)


  • An air duster 

 Turn off and unplug your device. 

Before cleaning, power down and unplug your device. Powered-up touchscreen laptops or computers may sustain permanent damage. In rare cases, you may even shock yourself if you are cleaning an older machine that is not unplugged. In addition to keeping you safe, turning off your screen will make smudges, dust, and other grime more visible. 

Remove dust with a dry microfiber cloth.

Over time, computer screens attract dust and other light, airborne debris. While it might seem insignificant, this debris can cause scratches or additional damage if you use improper cleaning techniques. We recommend using a microfiber towel; its tiny fibers are engineered to trap debris safely. 

Glide a clean, dry microfiber towel over the computer screen. No pressure is needed; simply slide it across from left to right. If there’s stubborn dust, apply a small amount of water to dampen the microfiber cloth. Using too much water risks damage to the computer. 


Alternatively, use an air duster.

The best way to limit potential damage when cleaning is to limit surface contact. Air dusters are perfect for electronics, as there’s zero contact between yourself and your delicate electronics. 

In addition to eliminating surface contact, canned air offers a liquid-free cleaning option. To get the most out of an air duster, use it at room temperature and spray your dusty surfaces in short three- to five-second blasts. 


Spray a thin layer of clear plastic cleaner into a fresh microfiber towel.

We specifically recommend using a clear plastic cleaner for cleaning computer screens. Standard glass cleaners have strong chemicals to break down stubborn debris and are harmful to sensitive, thin screens. 

If you need a clear plastic cleaner, consider Invisible Glass’ Screen Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide. It provides a streak-free, smooth finish that’s safe for delicate areas and features a static-free solution that repels dust. 

Spray a small amount of clear plastic cleaner into the microfiber towel. We recommend that you don’t spray cleaner onto the screen directly, as overspray can get into small crevasses and cracks – potentially damaging the computer.

Wipe up residue and grime with a fresh microfiber towel.

Use a clean microfiber towel to remove cleaning residue and dirt. Avoid circular motions that may cause streaks and spots; instead, use a side-to-side wiping motion, working your way from the top to the bottom of the screen. If smudges or grime remain, carefully apply additional cleaner. 


The Do’s and Don’ts of Computer Cleaning

Keep these quick-hitting tips in mind whenever you clean your computer to ensure a safe, effective job.

Screen Cleaning DO

Screen Cleaning DON’T

🖥→   Turn off the computer and unplug your monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
🖥→ Use   soft microfiber towels on delicate electronic surfaces.
🖥→   Clean your electronics regularly to help prevent build-up. Clean every week   or two, using proper techniques and products.
🖥→   Only use screen-safe products engineered for use with electronics.
🖥→ Use   anti-static cleaners to avoid dust and debris resettling onto your   screen.    
🖥→   Don’t use paper towels. Paper towels can be abrasive and may increase the   risk of scratching your delicate electronics.
🖥→   Don’t use glass cleaners on electronics. Glass cleaners contain strong   chemicals that may damage screens.   


Keep your computer clean and your mind at ease. 

Spraying liquids on your electronics might seem intimidating, but anyone can clean their computer with the right products and cleaning process. Follow these instructions every week or so to maintain your computer screen: Turn off and unplug your device, remove dust with a dry microfiber cloth, spray a thin layer of clear plastic cleaner into a fresh microfiber towel, and wipe up residue and grime with a fresh microfiber towel. Investing just a few moments in cleaning will have you seeing clearly on all your electronic screens.

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