Glass cleaner is a powerful tool in any homeowner (or renter) arsenal. There’s simply no substitute when you need to remove smudges from windows and mirrors. And when you use Nature Lake Glass Cleaner Tablets, you know you can count on sparkling results every time!
But what about when you want to clean off something that’s not a window or mirror? Sometimes glass cleaner is still your friend, but other times it can potentially cause damage. Folks ask about these three glass-like items most commonly:
- Can I use glass cleaner on my TV?
- Can I use glass cleaner on my laptop/computer monitor?
- Can I use glass cleaner on plexiglass?
Lucky for you, we’ve got the answers! Read on for a robust review of glass cleaner do’s and don’ts.
Can I use glass cleaner on my TV?
First, let’s start with the old-school models. If you have an old, box-shaped TV, that’s probably a Cathode Ray Tube or CRT television. These had thick glass screens that are generally safe to clean with glass cleaner. Just spray a small amount on the screen, then use a soft cloth to wipe in multiple directions to eliminate the risk of streaking.
Flat-screen TVs are a different story. LCD/LED, QLED and OLED are the most common screen types for these TVs. There are also plasma TVs, which were discontinued in 2014 but still show up in many homes. For all of these models, manufacturers don’t recommend using glass cleaner. The solvents they contain can damage anti-glare coatings and the screens themselves.
If you need to get a smudge off your flat-screen TV, a soft, dry cloth is your safest bet. For best results, turn your TV off and let it cool down for a few minutes before you start wiping.
Can I use glass cleaner on my laptop or computer monitor?
When it comes to their screens, laptops and computers should be treated the same as flat-screen TVs.
Most computer screens are made of plastic, which can potentially break down under solvents. While Nature Lake Glass Cleaner Tablets are free of the harsh alcohol and ammonia solvents found in many pre-diluted competitor products, we still recommend you play it safe. Stick to using a soft, dry cloth to keep your computer screen sparkling!
Can I use glass cleaner on plexiglass?
If the glass cleaner contains ammonia, such as Windex, then the answer is a resounding no. Ammonia can potentially eat into the plexiglass surface, leaving an unsightly cloudiness behind. Not ideal if your goal is to see through the plexiglass in the end!
But what about glass cleaners without ammonia, such as Nature Lake? Well then, yes, clean away! Simply spray a small amount on the plexiglass and use a soft cloth to wipe in multiple directions. The grime, grease and/or smudges will disappear, leaving a clear view behind.