5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Chandelier Sparkling
Your chandelier is one of the most glamorous fixtures in your home, but it can also be one of the dirtiest if you don’t take proper care of it! These five easy steps will help you keep your chandelier clean and sparkling without too much trouble or expense. You’ll want to check them out before you start cleaning your next chandelier!
1) Use Some Sort of Vinegar & Baking Soda Mixture
Cleaning with vinegar and baking soda is a classic combo. So, when it comes to removing hard water deposits from your chandelier, vinegar & baking soda are easy solutions. Just mix 1 cup of water with 1⁄2 cup of vinegar and 1⁄4 cup of baking soda and spray it onto your chandelier for 30 minutes.
Then use a soft cloth to clean off any residue that was left behind. Vinegar smells pretty bad so you’ll want a window open while you’re working if you’re worried about others in your home smelling it! If you don’t want to worry about that smell, try using lemon juice instead—it has natural deodorizing properties.
2) Get a Professional Rope Polisher
Keeping chandeliers clean and sparkly is a daunting task for many people. There are several DIY methods out there, but you may want to consider hiring a professional for your needs. The expense of purchasing a rope polisher will be offset by your decreased need for cleaning supplies, saving you money in that area as well. And it’s not just chandeliers; most carpets will do better with a professional cleaning every year or two—the cleaner they are when they’re brand new, the longer they’ll last!
3) Spray an Antibacterial Spray on the Chandelier
Cleaning a chandelier can be as simple as spraying it with an antibacterial spray. Most often, these sprays will kill 99.9% of germs that can accumulate on your fixture, including mold and mildew. They’re also effective at killing odor-causing bacteria, which is great if you have pets or family members who are smokers or who like to eat in front of their televisions! You’ll just need to ensure that you don’t spray the light bulbs directly—you should use caution when cleaning around lighting fixtures anyway. If your spray is too powerful, you could damage them and cause them to overheat or explode!
4) Wash It with Soap
Simply cleaning your chandelier can keep it from becoming dingy. The process is extremely simple: dip a clean cloth into some warm, soapy water, and wipe off any dust or debris that’s accumulated over time.
You may want to use a soft-bristled brush if there are lots of hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. However, keep in mind that water can damage crystal decorations, so dry thoroughly before you hang it back up. You should also avoid using soap on faux crystals or silk shades–instead, opt for a special cleaning solution when dealing with these materials.
5) Vinegar & Baking Soda Mixture instructions
Mix 1/4 Cup of White Vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda in a Large Bucket
Vinegar’s acidic properties help cut through dirt and grime, making it one of your best cleaners. The only problem is, it can be a little too effective: If you get some on your skin or clothes, it can irritate them.
To avoid staining your clothing with vinegar, mix a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda into a bucket of warm water. Then just sponge down your chandelier and wipe clean. (Make sure you’re using distilled vinegar!)