How to clean light fixtures and chandeliers?

Knowing how to properly clean light fixtures and chandeliers can assist largely in flaunting spotless light fixtures and chandeliers throughout the house. Clear and cleaned light fixtures besides appearing better, also shine more.   Undoubtedly, cleaned lights provide better sparkle, beauty and light than the lights which are ignored. It is assured that you will find that regularly cleaning the light fixtures is worth the effort and time.

First of all, you need to unplug the light fixtures and allow the bulbs to cool down. Some of the lights can be really hot and even cause burns if you are not careful. Once the bulbs have cooled down, secure them tightly into the sockets in order to prevent moisture from entering the sockets.

Secondly, an absorbent floor covering or towel should be placed underneath the light fixture in order to protect the flooring from the excess solution that may drip during the cleaning procedure.

The next step involves spraying the entire light fixture with a liquid cleaner, which is specially designed for cleaning light fixtures.

Ensure to select products, which are environment friendly and free from harmful chemicals. Keep it in mind that you should never spin the light fixture or chandelier as it may cause the crystals to fall off. The grime, dust and dirt will automatically run off and fall on the towel placed underneath.

Once the fixture has been allowed to drip dry for at least twenty to thirty minutes, use a soft hand towel or chamois cloth to carefully wipe off the cleaning solution in the lower parts that has not dripped. Your light fixtures will shine beautifully, and their age will also be increased.

Another method may also be used to clean the light fixtures, is known as the dry method. The method requires you to first spray the light fixtures with the cleaning solution. The next step involves carefully wiping down the cleaning solution with the help of a soft cloth to remove dust, dirt and grime. And the last step, involves using another fresh cloth to polish the light fixtures until they sparkle. Some people also prefer by taking the chandelier apart, and cleaning each part separately. However, this process is known to consume a lot of time and efforts, and is not feasible for monthly cleaning.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 19th, 2011



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