Cheap Homemade Screen Cleaner that Really Works!

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Have you ever tried a cheap homemade screen cleaner? We have a lot of electronics and tech toys in our house. Everyone has their own cell phone. The kids have laptops & tablets or Kindles. My husband and I have computers and there are several televisions.  With all those screens, I found myself going through a lot of screen cleaner to keep them free of fingerprints. I’ve been searching for a cheap homemade screen cleaner recipe. his post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Cheap homemade screen cleaner that works!

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Cheap Homemade Screen Cleaner that Really Works!

I’m all about making things from scratch when I can but for some reason, I never thought about making my own screen cleaner. After doing some research online, I learned that you shouldn’t use traditional window cleaners on your screens because they may contain ammonia or alcohol – both of which can damage your screen and remove the protective coating.

Did you know that the Wall Street Journal did a study that shows all you really need to clean your screens is distilled water and a microfiber cloth? For monitors that need a bit of extra help, you can use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and distilled water. For the areas between your keys on your keyboard, I found that canned air really is the best solution.

Cheap homemade screen cleaner that works


  • Distilled water
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Microfiber cloth

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  • Add the distilled water and the white vinegar to a spray bottle in 50/50 ratio.
  • Shake gently before spraying.
  • Hold the spray bottle back from the screen and spray.
  • Wipe off carefully with the microfiber cloth.

That’s really all there is to it. Take a few minutes to get all your tech devices in shape for holiday company.


  1. You are right, there are always fingerprints on all of our screend! It drives me crazy. I'll definitely have to make some of this cleaner! Thanks for sharing!
  2. I have no idea how I see anything on my screen there are so many fingerprints, food residue, and god knows what else.
  3. This is what I use! I use vinegar for everything and must be one of the few people who actually like the smell, lol. I was hoping this post would be for cleaning your window screens (ha, ha). Any tips for those? I live by a freeway (and the Burbank airport!), along with the bus route by my apt, so I have serious smog buildup on my screens. I did get a replacement for the bathroom screen so didn't have to clean that one! Sorry, veered way off topic.

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