Glass And Crystal Chandeliers Cleaning Tips

Written by  //  January 6, 2014  //  Home Decor  //  No comments

The holidays are approaching quickly and it's up to us to get everything ready and have a good time. However, getting everything ready may not be the best experience in the world. Even though we know that we are ultimately doing for the holidays, pre-holiday cleaning usually involves cleaning parts of our homes we don't usually think about in most cases – under the beds, under the carpets, behind the wardrobe, etc.

After all, guests are coming and we don't want to ruin the atmosphere or welcome them in a dirty room. Or a dull room, in fact. Yup, your chandelier is probably the one thing you ignore the most because most of the time you can afford to. You don't really need to think about it. You just let it slide because it's not all that obvious and you're used to it. But when guests are coming, you tend to think more in terms of “what might be wrong” or “what might they find wrong” which is when you generally look at your home through a more critical prism. But don't worry about it. Cleaning your chandeliers isn't going to be too challenging. After all, it's not quantum mechanics. You disassemble, you clean, you assemble. Oh, you don't want to risk ruining your expensive chandelier? Fine, I will give you more detailed description of the process, then. But keep in mind that since it's a delicate matter, you need to tread carefully. You have been warned. If something goes wrong, it's your responsibility since you're doing everything at your own volition. The other option is to hire a professional cleaner to do this job Are we good? Well, then. Let's go!

What you will need

There are a few things you will need to assemble in order to clean your chandelier if you don't want to call professionals. The materials you need are easy to find and you probably have them lying around the house already. You will need rubber gloves, so you don't leave fingerprints on the ornaments; microfiber cloth to actually clean with without leaving stains; a few towels so you can place on the ground in case something falls off – you don't want anything breaking, I assume; a solution of 1 part isopropyl alcohol to 4 parts water which you can make yourself (beware of the strong odor, though); and a safe step ladder.

Cleaning the chandelier without removing the ornaments

There are two ways to clean your chandelier. If it's really dirty, you will have to perform an in-depth cleaning procedure and thus remove all the ornaments from it. But if it's not too dirty, you can go for the lazier and quicker approach which is to restrain from removing the ornaments. This way, it's much faster and easier, but it's also not that detailed, which can be a problem if the chandelier requires more detailed cleaning.

First of all, stop the power to that particular room from the power box. You don't want to be handling that assignment while the power is running. After that, place the towels on the ground in order to make sure that if something falls, it won't break. Put on the gloves and pour the solution in a spray bottle. Take the ladder and place it under the chandelier, then spray the microfiber cloth and carefully start cleaning every individual ornament and surface. Dry them up right after cleaning so they don't get strokes.


Cleaning by removing the the ornaments

Here we follow the same procedure as on I've explained top, but before we begin, we actually remove all ornaments. Take a digital photo of the chandelier before you begin so you can reassemble it again. Clean every individual particle carefully, then clean the chandelier and reassemble. This way you get a more detailed cleaning if it's needed.


Jack likes to make sure that everything in his home is spotless. His job at helps him a lot to learn new cleaning tricks.

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