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How to Clean a Chandelier?

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When should a Chandelier be cleaned?

It would be best to clean a classic chandelier once or twice a year. When the crystal in a chandelier becomes dull, you need to clean it. Likewise, when the glass or frame of a more contemporary chandelier becomes dusty, you should clean it.


Before You Clean, Make a Plan

Many chandeliers have a complicated hanging pattern for the crystal or glass accents, so make a note of how it all fits together before you start cleaning. Making a simple picture or diagram of where all the parts go is a brilliant idea. A photograph taken with a digital camera could also be valuable. 

Cleaning the object in small, manageable portions is another option. However, if your light is hanging too high or has an overly intricate design, you may need a professional cleaning service. On the other hand, most chandeliers can be installed by a weekend do-it-yourself. 

There are a few things to keep in mind when you're starting. First, never twist or rotate your crystal chandelier, regardless of your method. When cleaning the chandelier, stroll or move your ladder around it and clean in portions.

When cleaning the chandelier, it's good to swap out all bulbs if it's tough to reach. Before putting your ladder away, make sure the lights work, and the wattage is within the manufacturer's recommendations.


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You'll Need the Following Supplies:

  • Cleaning a modern chandelier requires only a few simple supplies. 
  • To reach the fixture, you'll need a step ladder and pads or a drop cloth to cover it. 
  • If you drop something, this padding will prevent glass or crystal prism damage and protect fragile furnishings and tabletops. 
  • When cleaning crystal, which quickly picks up fingerprints, professionals recommend using white gloves or soft, lint-free towels.


Turn Off the Power to be Safe!

  • Work slowly and follow basic, common-sense safety precautions when working around any electrical device. 
  • Turn off the electricity to the chandelier at the wall switch to get started. Place a piece of tape over the wall switch to prevent the fixture from being turned on accidentally while you're working.
  • You can switch off the power at the breaker box to be safe. 
  • However, if you don't have alternate illumination nearby, you'll be working in the dark!


On-Glass Vs Off-Glass: 

When it comes to cleaning a chandelier, there are two schools of thought:

  • Crystal or glass on and,
  • Crystal or glass off.

Taking out all of the crystal and glass allows for a more thorough cleaning, allowing you to reach every nook and corner of the frame. Leaving the crystal or glass on is a faster approach if your chandelier doesn't require it.



* Glass On Method

Prepare a one-part isopropyl alcohol cleaning solution to four parts distilled water in a spray bottle to clean a chandelier with the glass or crystal on. Apply a tiny amount of the solution using a white cotton glove or a lint-free cloth. Wipe the damp cloth over the crystal or glass, then dry it immediately with another glove or towel. To avoid damaging any hanging glass or ornaments, work slowly and cautiously. 

It would be best to avoid Ammonia-based cleaners since they can damage the finish on the gold or silver metal hooks that hold the crystal elements in place.


    * The Dry Drip Method 

    First, make sure you turn off the ceiling light for safety reasons. Then, to be extra cautious, locate and turn off the circuit at your consumer unit. Remove the lamps and cover the sockets with tissue paper or anything else to prevent liquid from entering the connections. 

    To capture the water droplets, place a large amount of newspaper or towelling beneath the fitting. Place a large cardboard box lined with newspaper or towels beneath your floor covering to guarantee no liquid gets on it. 

    Spray the chandelier with chandelier spray or glass cleaner liberally. A dust mask or a well-ventilated area may help avoid inhaling the mist created by the spray droplets. Allow the cleaner to descend from the light fixture, carrying the dust and grime accumulated on the crystal with it.


      * The Glove Method 

      You'll need a pair of white cotton gloves and a small bowl filled with a glass or chandelier cleaner solution for this procedure, which is a little more complex but less messy. Please make sure that you turn the power off. 

      Take the solution using an adequately positioned step ladder beneath the light fitting. Then, while wearing gloves, dip your fingertips into the solution and carefully run your fingertips over each crystal strand. With gloves on, gently manipulate the crystal. As needed, change the cleaner solution. 

      When handling crystal drops, always wear gloves. Even the cleanest of fingertips will leave a residue on the crystal, interfering with the genuine reflection of the crystal's brilliance.


        * Glass Off Method 

        When in doubt, it's safer to remove the glass or crystal entirely. This method also allows you to better look at the chandelier's frame. You can do the cleaning using the same solution as before. 

        Hand-washing the glass in lukewarm sudsy water with a bit of dish soap is another option for chandeliers lights with greater filth and grime build-up. Rinse immediately in clean water and pat dry with a soft clean cloth for this procedure. Dust your chandelier lightly every two or three months with a feather or lamb's wool duster to extend the time between cleanings.


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          The ultimate product will be well worth your time and work. You can keep the genuine beauty of your crystal light fitting by dusting it a few times a month and giving it a thorough cleaning once a year. If you want to buy the best chandeliers in Australia, you can visit the official 7Pandas website and explore online options. You can start placing your orders online and get attractive discounts. We will deliver the product to your doorstep within the promised timeline. Happy Shopping!

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