Cleaning Your Vinyl Records: Tips and Tricks!

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We often receive inquiries about cleaning LP records, whether they've been spinning on a turntable or adorning your living room wall in an vinyl record frame. There are several ways to restore your vinyl records to their pristine condition, and we'll guide you through the possibilities.

Vinyl Brush

An antistatic vinyl brush is an effective tool for effortlessly removing dust and other debris from your LP records. Gently place the brush on the vinyl surface and rotate it around. Ensure that you move the brush along the grooves of the vinyl record to eliminate all dust particles.

Before you embark on a thorough cleaning of your vinyl records, start by using the vinyl brush. This initial step helps mitigate the risk of damaging the record when cleaning. Feeling inspired to clean your LPs spontaneously? Click here for a reliable and safe brush.

Microfiber Cloth

Another simple method is using a microfiber cloth, which is excellent for removing dust from the vinyl record.

Gently rub the cloth over the vinyl surface, moving with the grooves to avoid damaging the LP. Use the cloth exclusively for cleaning the LP, and replace it with a new one if it no longer feels soft or becomes old. Microfiber cloths are readily available and cost next to nothing.

Thorough Cleaning

You can also thoroughly clean the vinyl record by lightly moistening it with dish soap. Here's what you'll need:

Step 1: Create a cleaning solution by adding distilled water to the bowl and adding a few drops of dish soap. Stir well.

Step 2: Place the vinyl record on a clean surface and apply the soapy water to the surface. Ensure that the moisture is evenly distributed across the LP. Then, take the microfiber cloth and make circular movements on the vinyl record. Wipe counterclockwise, making sure to follow the grooves.

Step 3: Your vinyl record is now clean and refreshed! Dry the record by using the remaining part of the microfiber cloth to wipe the LP. Your LP is good as new!

 

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At De List Vinyl, we specialize in displaying LP records. We create products to hang something unique on your wall at home. We receive numerous delightful messages from customers who have enhanced their interiors with our products, and that brings us immense joy.

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We are often asked how to clean the LP record again. When it has been on the record player, or has been on temporary duty in your living room in the LP list . There are many ways to make your vinyl record look like new again. We will walk you through the options.

Vinyl brush

With the anti-static vinyl brush you can easily remove dust and other dirt from the LP record. Gently place the brush on the vinyl record and rotate the brush. Make sure you move with the grooves of the vinyl record to remove all dust from the vinyl record.

Also before you thoroughly clean the vinyl record: first run it over with the vinyl brush. By using the vinyl brush first you prevent the risk that dirt can damage the record when you clean it. Do you suddenly feel like cleaning your LPs? Then clickhere for a safe brush.

Microfiber cloth

Another simple way is to use a microfiber cloth. These wipes are excellent to use to remove dust from the vinyl record.

Gently rub the cloth over the vinyl record. Move with the grooves of the vinyl record so as not to damage the LP record. Only use the cloth to clean the LP. Use a new microfiber cloth when it no longer feels soft or is old. A microfiber cloth can be purchased everywhere and doesn't cost a fortune.

Deep cleaning

It is also possible to thoroughly clean the vinyl record by slightly dampening the LP with dishwashing liquid. For this you need the following elements:

  • A bowl
  • Distilled water
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Clean surface

Step 1. Make your own cleaning solution by adding the distilled water to the bowl. Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Stir vigorously.

Step 2. Place the vinyl record on a clean surface and drip the water on the vinyl record. Make sure the moisture is well distributed over the LP record. Then take the microfiber cloth and make circular movements on the vinyl record. Swipe counterclockwise, making sure you move with the grooves.

Step 3. Now your vinyl record is spick and span again! Dry the vinyl record by wiping the remainder of the microfiber cloth from the LP record. Your LP is like new again!

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Who are we?

We at De List Vinyl specialize in hanging LP records . We create products to hang something unique on the wall in your home. We receive a lot of nice messages that customers have pimped their interior with our products. We can only enjoy that.

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