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How to Clean Vinyl Records at Home

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It’s no secret that vinyl records are the most durable format you can find. Without a doubt, the passage of time seems to have no effect on their material. You’ve probably found a vinyl record around the house from days gone by, you’ve tried it on your turntable and it sounded perfect.

And the key question in these times of the LP renaissance is how to clean vinyl records at home, to keep your collection in perfect condition.

The main thing to know about how to clean your vinyl records at home is how you have them stored. How exposed they are and what you use to store them: whether they are inside a vinyl record case or on a vinyl record stand; that will help you to know how much product or accessory you need to clean your vinyl records at home or how dirty they might be.

How Long Does a Vinyl Record Last?

Vinyl records can last for 15 to 16 years in perfect condition, but if you take care of them and keep them in the right place, they can stay intact for a couple more generations in your family. To make sure they do, this article tells you how to clean your vinyl records at home in the easiest possible way.

Sometimes a simple wipe with a feather duster is enough, only if you consider that they don’t store that much dust inside. There is adequate furniture to store your vinyl records and prevent dust from getting into the nooks and crannies of the shelves and most likely, inside your record case, but you know you don’t want to have your vinyl records hidden away; as that would leave all the classic cover art too hidden, and the best thing about having a vinyl record collection is being able to show it off.

The ideal thing to do is to display them on a vinyl record display stand, for example, and learn these couple of tricks below on how to clean your vinyl records at home, without spending money and using what you already have at home.

How to clean a vinyl record?

Here we explain it to you: take note!

There are many ideas at family gatherings or in conversations with friends about how to clean vinyl records at home. Many claim that ethyl alcohol will clean your vinyl records as good as new.

The truth is that you have to be very careful because although ethyl alcohol removes any remaining dirt, in the long run it can damage your collection, due to the abrasive nature of this product.

10 Tips for Cleaning Vinyl Records
Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe the surface of the record before and after each use.
Avoid touching the surface of the record with your hands as skin oils and grease can affect the sound quality.
Clean the record surface with a dry cloth or a special vinyl record cleaner.
Do not use abrasives or cleaning fluids, as they can damage the surface and cause scratches.
Make sure the turntable needle is clean and in good condition before playing a record.
Use a stylus cleaning brush to keep the stylus free of dust and particles.
Store your vinyl records in a cool, dry place to prevent warping and dust accumulation.
Do not store records in damp or hot environments, as this can cause warping and affect sound quality.
Use protective sleeves for vinyl records and place records in a case to protect them from damage.
If you have scratched or damaged records, try repairing them with a vinyl record repair kit before discarding them.

We hope this article on how to clean vinyl records at home will help you keep your vinyl record collection intact for future generations to inherit.

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