Crystal chandeliers are used as much for a decoration as they are for light, they come in various styles and designs. Crystal chandeliers looks amazing when they are lit, and they are no longer just for prestige stately homes, they add class and value to any property.
Crystals are highly durable and chandeliers can last for a very long time if cared for correctly, they are easy to clean and maintain with just a simple soap and water. And when the dirt is removed, they look good as new.
Contrary to popular belief, owning a chandelier is not a time-consuming job when it comes to keeping them clean. We recommend little and often as the best way to avoid having to deep clean, just a light dusting with a feather duster once a month will help to keep the dust from sticking to the crystals and avoid a build-up.
Good quality crystals are now often applied with a special coating that is designed to repel dust and dirt so they don’t require as much cleaning. We recommend deep cleaning your chandelier at least once a year, but the monthly dusting will certainly help this process.
A quick guide on how to clean your Crystal Chandelier
This a simple and quick method to cleaning your chandelier without removing each individual droplet.
1. Turn the power off
Switch the light off and allow time for the bulbs to cool down.
2. Prepare the Area
While you are waiting for the bulbs to cool down, prepare your cleaning items and clear your workspace. Make sure you use a secure ladder at the correct height to access your chandelier, and we recommend putting a dust sheet down to avoid any dirt falling to the floor below. You can easily make a cleaning solution with basic household ingredients.
Combine 2 cups of warm water, ½ cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle.
3. How to clean
Spray your cloth with your cleaning solution and very careful wipe down then immediately dry each individual droplet.
A good trick is instead of using two cloths use soft cotton gloves, use one hand with the cleaning solution and one dry hand.
Work your way around the chandelier cleaning each crystal in a methodical order so you don’t miss any droplets.
Ensure you do not twist or rotate the chandelier to access each side, as this may damage parts of your chandelier, take the time to re-position your ladder to a better angle.
Clean the frame by wiping with a dry cloth or an appropriate chandelier or metal cleaner. Ensure that you use a cleaner intended for that material to avoid any discoloration.
Dust the light bulbs gently, with a clean dry cloth. This will also give you chance to change any light bulbs that have blown and make sure that all light bulbs are screwed in properly.
If you are thinking about purchasing a Crystal Chandelier, come to one of our show rooms and see the wide range we have available. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.