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How To Clean Light Fixtures

 

As a general rule, do not use harsh abrasives, polishes or chemicals on any lighting fixtures or shades.   They can damage the finish.

 

FABRIC SHADES | METAL BASES | RESIN & PAINTED BASES | BRASS BASES | WOOD BASES | CERAMIC BASES | LEATHER BASES | CRYSTAL BASES & ACCENT PIECES | OUTDOOR LIGHTING | MIRRORS

 

FABRIC SHADES

Dust regularly with a feather duster or a soft dry cloth.

To remove dirt and grime use a lint brush or fine bristle brush and rub gently.

Remove stains and accumulated dust using a soft white cloth or sponge and a solution of mild detergent and warm water. Gently wash away the dirt or stain and then rinse with a clean cloth and fresh water. Allow the shade to dry in the sun or with the use of a hair dryer.

Take care not to wrinkle or crush the fabric when cleaning or drying your shade.

 

METAL BASES

Dust regularly with a feather duster or a soft dry cloth.

When more thorough cleaning is necessary, use mild soap and warm water and lightly wipe the surface using a soft white cloth. Rinse using fresh water and a soft white cloth to remove all soap residue. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

 

RESIN & PAINTED BASES

Dust regularly with a feather duster or a soft dry cloth.

Remove accumulated dirt by wiping the entire base with a soft clean cloth and a solution of warm water and mild soap. Rinse with fresh water and a clean cloth and then dry thoroughly using a soft clean cloth.

 

BRASS BASES

Brass lighting fixtures are protected with coat of clear lacquer to keep the finish from tarnishing, so brass polish is not necessary. Damage to this protective coating from harsh cleaning products may lead to a tarnished finish.

Dust regularly with a feather duster or a soft dry cloth.

To remove accumulated dirt use mild soap and warm water and lightly wipe the surface using a soft white cloth. Rinse using fresh water and a soft white cloth to remove all soap residue. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

 

WOOD BASES

Dust regularly using a soft cloth or furniture duster.

Occasional treatments using lemon oil will prevent the wood from drying while also helping to preserve the luster of the finish. Apply a small amount of lemon oil to a soft clean cloth (do not put the oil directly on the wood base). Gently rub the oil over the entire surface of the wood base. Buff to finish with a soft clean cloth.

 

CERAMIC BASES

Dust regularly using a soft cloth or furniture duster

When necessary, clean the base of your ceramic lamp using a soft clean cloth and a solution of mild soap and warm water. Wipe thoroughly, but gently, then rinse using a clean cloth and fresh cold water.

 

LEATHER BASES

Dust regularly using a soft cloth or furniture duster

Avoid placing leather based light fixtures in direct sunlight

Occasional treatment using leather conditioner will maintain the look and prolong the life of your leather lighting fixture.

 

CRYSTAL BASES & ACCENT PIECES

Dust gently on a routine basis using a feather duster.

Wipe the crystal surface and all accent pieces with a clean, soft cloth on a regular basis to maintain the brilliancy of the crystals.

 

OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Routinely wipe the exterior surface of outdoor lighting fixtures with a soft clean cloth.

Use glass cleaner to keep the glass clean and clear.

Car wax can be used on the metal surface to preserve and protect the finish of your outdoor lighting fixture. Apply twice a year and follow the directions on the product.

 

MIRRORS

Dust regularly with a soft clean cloth or furniture duster.

To clean the mirror(s) use a soft cloth and mild solution of distilled white vinegar and warm water.

Do not use window cleaners that contain ammonia to clean mirrored lighting fixtures.