How to Remove Glue From an LCD Screen

By Contributing Writer

The bond that adhesives create often makes the removal of glue difficult to tackle. It can be especially challenging when the glue has dried onto surfaces that require extra care, such as LCD screens of computers or television sets. Harsh cleaning materials and excessive pressure must be avoided to prevent damage to the unit. A single spot of glue on the screen can obscure visibility and serve as a general inconvenience, especially if the LCD screen is a focal point in a room. Proper measures must be taken to safely remove the glue, which can be achieved with a household cleaning product.

Things You'll Need

  • Stain remover
  • Terry or microfiber cloth

Step 1

Purchase a multipurpose stain remover that dissolves glues and adhesives from your local home-improvement center or hardware store. Popular brands such as Un-Du, Goo Gone and Goof Off are solvents that safely eliminate glue from clothing and fabrics, among other surfaces.

Step 2

Follow directions on how to apply the solution by referring to the product label. If you are instructed to spray or pour it onto a cloth, use a material that is gentle enough for your LCD screen, such as terry cotton or microfiber. Applying the solution with a cleaning cloth is recommended over spraying the screen directly and is less likely to make a mess.

Step 3

Dab the glue residue with a cloth until the solvent begins to soften it. Wipe the area using moderate pressure and notice the glue loosen from the screen with ease.

Step 4

Do not hesitate to allow the solvent to dissolve the residue longer if any stubborn film persists. The petroleum- or limonene-based solutions safely remove residue without harming the surface.