The table is set, the most beautiful tableware is displayed, and the eye-catcher above the table – the chandelier. Now, let’s just hope no dust falls from the chandelier on your guests’ plates! Like other lamps in the house, chandeliers are quickly forgotten in the cleaning routine. However, it is essential to keep this dust collector clean!
Most lamps in the house are not very visible when cleaning, especially if they hang on the wall. It is the same with chandeliers. Many chandeliers are made of chrome, glass, crystal, and sometimes wood. Since they are hung high, they can also be dust collectors. Dust left on food is the last thing you want! But, how can you clean this majestic thing? Here are some tips to help you out!
Many chandeliers have fairly complex hanging patterns for crystal and glass accents, so note the design combinations before you begin cleaning.
It is good to make a simple drawing of where all the pieces go together. Photos taken with a digital camera are also helpful.
1) Use a Feather Duster
A feather duster can easily remove the dust. If there is smoke in the room where the lamp is hanging or in an open kitchen, you will need to remove the dust another way.
2) Lukewarm Water & Cleaning Cloth
You can do this by leaving the lamp hanging and ensuring the electricity is off. If the lamp is hung slightly higher, use a household ladder or stepladder. You may want to place a cloth under the lamp to prevent staining furniture or carpets.
Use lukewarm/hot distilled water with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and a clean microfiber cloth. Soak the microfiber cloth in warm water and wring it out well. Then gently rub the crystal, icicles, and other parts of the chandelier to clean it. Rinse the microfiber cloth regularly with water and wring it out to clean each piece.
When using distilled water, it is not necessary to dry the crystals. The water will evaporate without leaving marks.
Green Soap to the Rescue!
Chandeliers are often hung above dining tables, so they quickly become covered in oil dust.
Chandeliers are usually composed of crystal and chrome parts. It is essential not to use harsh detergents to wash the vulnerable parts carefully. Soft green soap is very suitable for cleaning lamps and chandeliers. Due to its natural ingredients, it will not harm the lamps.
Step 1: Make sure the light switch is off, and first, dust the chandelier with a feather broom.
Step 2: Make a solution of warm water and some mild green soap.
Step 3: Gently wipe the chandelier with a soft sponge or cloth.
Step 4: Are there any particles that could come off? Then, soak it in soapy water for a while.
Step 5: Dry everything thoroughly to restore the shine of the chandelier.
Tip: Do you have other lamps in your home? Clean it immediately and do so regularly.
Do you have a massive antique chandelier with crystals in your home? When in doubt, always consult an expert. Some chandeliers can also be removed and cleaned on the floor.
Points To Keep In Mind
Here are a few things to keep in mind when starting. Never attempt to rotate a crystal chandelier in any way. When cleaning, walk around the chandelier or move a ladder around it to partially clean it. Rotating the chandelier may loosen the chandelier’s support and cause the chandelier or crystals to fall.
It is best to replace all bulbs when cleaning for chandeliers that are difficult to reach. Do not exceed the appliance’s recommended wattage, and make sure the lights are on before putting the ladder away.