Ink stains are very prevalent. We always see them on our clothes, hands, mobile screens, LCD screens, etc. Well, ink stains are hard to remove from clothes but with proper washing technique and air drying, one can effectively get rid of ink stains. Unfortunately, this is not the case with LCD screens. We cannot wash them! Washing will clearly ruin the appliances. So, what can we do in such a situation? Look, ink stains can be caused by any reason. You can drop ink on the LCD surface or a kid might have used a pen on it – the reason can be anything. But there’s nothing to worry about! We have come up with some amazing ways that will help you in removing ink stains without much effort. But before that, we need to discuss the cause of such stains.

Well, ink stains can become a tedious task to remove. You can try many methods such as alcohol, vinegar, distilled water, etc. there are some stains that can be easily removed with soap and water. At the same time, there are stains that can be really hard. LCD ink stains are like the latter one. They are stubborn and hard to wipe off. With a damp cloth, it is just impossible. Moreover, through constant rubbing of the damp cloth, the screen can also be damaged. Thus, we must follow those ways wherein, the work is done without damaging anything.

In this article, we will look at some methods with which you can easily get rid of ink stains. These ways will not ruin the screen and will clean it effectively.  So, let us have a look at them!

How to Remove Ink Stains

A microfiber cloth is used to clean the dust; a damp cloth is used to clean the fingerprint and water stains, etc. But what about ink stains? Which cloth or solution can we use to get rid of ink stains? Well, there are some ways through which you can remove the stains. Have a look!

  1. Use a Damp Cloth

When we see an ink stain, most of us get a wet cloth and start rubbing the screen. This is one thing that we need to avoid. Rubbing the screen with a wet cloth will do nothing but damage it. If you are using a solution, like rubbing alcohol, then the wet cloth will not let the solution reach the screen. Rather, it will seep into the cracks and seals of the screen, thereby ruining it. The buttons of the device can be affected badly by this. Thus, make sure that you use a damp cloth. If you are using a solution, then use a dry cloth to wipe it later. This will prevent damage done to the LCD screen.

  1. Clean on Flat Surface

The LCD screen is a flat surface but it can sometimes happen that the solution you use might drip. The dripping can get into the cracks and buttons of the machine. Thus, in order to remove an ink stain, it is best that you use a flat surface to keep the LCD on it and then clean it. Letting the LCD screen lay flat will help in avoiding mishaps like short-circuiting.

  1. No Spraying

Always keep in mind that no matter whichever the stain is there on the LCD screen, you will not spray any solution directly on the screen. Spraying directly on the screen can affect the display of the LCD screen. Instead of spraying directly, you can use a cloth to clean the screen. Just take some cleaning solution like vinegar or alcohol and pour it on a cotton pad or cloth. Then, apply the cotton pad/ cloth to the area where you find the ink stains. Rub gently on the stains until they are gone!

  1. Try Baby Wipes

This is one of the easiest methods that you can use to clear out the stains. Baby wipes are moistened, gentle, and non-abrasive. They can gently clean the LCD’s surface. They are a great solution to help you get rid of ink stains. Also, apart from baby wipes, you can use isopropyl alcohol wipes in the same way. Just make sure that the concentration of alcohol is less because, otherwise, it can ruin the display. After wiping the stained area with wipes, you can use a dry cloth to clear out the remaining residue. This is an effective method that you must try!

  1. Microfiber Cloth to the Rescue!

We have said earlier that microfiber cloth is used to clear out the dust. But along with the dust, it is capable of clearing the stains as well. Microfiber cloths are specifically designed to capture grime and dust. The non-abrasive texture of the cloth prevents the scratching of the screen. Microfiber cloth is the best option. But if you do not have this cloth, then you can look for another soft cloth that can easily clean the ink stain without damaging the screen.

So, these are some of the best ways through which you can get rid of ink stains on LCD screens. These methods will effectively clean the LCD screen without running the display, button, etc. You can try these methods for effective cleaning of other gadgets and appliances as well. Try them once and tell us which one was the most effective!


  1. Which is the most effective method to clean an LCD screen?

All the methods mentioned above are effective. These methods will not ruin the LCD screen in any way. You can try any method and get rid of the ink stains. Try them now!

  1. How can I remove black ink from my LCD screen?

You can use an alcohol spray to do so. Just mix rubbing alcohol with distilled water and make a spray from it. Pour the solution into the bottle and spray it on a cloth. Then apply the cloth to the affected area. The ink stain will be gone from the alcohol solution. Try it once!

  1. What are the reasons for ink stains on the LCD screen?

Ink stains can be caused due to various reasons. They can be caused due to ink spilling or a kid might just have written something on the screen. This can be the primary reason. Another reason for ink stains can be that you might see some ink or blot spots on your LCD screen. If you see the blots, then this means that the pixels of the screen are damaged. In such a situation you have to take professional help. If it is a simple ink stain, you can try any method from the above-mentioned list to get rid of it.

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