Touchscreen Display Cleaning & Disinfection

Several of the touchscreen display manufacturers have issued their recommended guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting their hardware. We have put together this list and are continuing to follow up with our customers to ensure they have these procedures for the type of touchscreen interactives that are in their museums or attractions.

The CDC has also issued guidance for the Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities. Since many of our customers are open to the public, we would like to provide a link for this information as well. You can access the CDC general guidelines by clicking here and the resources for community-based organizations here.

TV Display Cleaning & Disinfection

We have reviewed the manufacturer websites for cleaning and disinfecting procedures for TV displays. If you have an LED/LCD type of display the method of cleaning and disinfecting is first cleaning with water and then with a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. Here is the process:

  1. Turn off the power to the TV and let it cool down for a few minutes before unplugging it or turning off the surge protector that it is plugged into.
  2. To clean the screen, gently wipe the screen with a dry microfiber cleaning cloth.
  3. If you still need to clean the screen more, then dampen a corner of the microfiber cleaning cloth with warm water (preferably distilled).
  4. Do not spray water or other liquids directly onto the TV.
  5. Gently wipe the screen with the damp part of the microfiber cloth to remove the dust or fingerprints from the screen. Then, use the dry part of the microfiber cloth to soak up the leftover water.
  6. To disinfect the screen, spray a microfiber cloth with a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol.
  7. Gently wipe the screen with the microfiber cloth and allow to dry for several minutes.
  8. Plug the display back in or turn the surge protector back on.
* Never use chemical cleaners or harsh abrasive wipes or paper towels on electronics! It could permanently damage the display. Alcohol cleaning agents have been known to damage plastic or rubber so should be carefully applied to avoid overspray/spillage.