Caressing Crystal Chandelier with Care

It is basic thing for people who love crystal often enjoy handling it. So you need to find valuable advice on how to enjoy the cleaning process of crystal chandelier. It’s a chance to get intimate with a beautiful investment into a designer lighting fixture. When you became a proud owner of a crystal chandelier, how relaxing it is to look at sparkling stars reflecting on your walls, ceiling, and furniture. However within the time your lighting fixtures can lose their former glitter because of the layers of dust on the crystals. It means it’s time to clean them. The cleaning is one of the most important things for your crystal chandelier once you already own one.

You have to know that crystal needs cleaning when it appears dusty or dull. Just look at your chandelier frequently and you’ll know when to do the cleaning. Every time you dust your house, take the dust from your chandelier using antistatic dust brush. While dusting keep in mind that crystal pendants shouldn’t beat each other; it may create invisible cracks and eventually spoil the clear structure of the crystal. If you have a modern crystal chandelier you can clean it without detaching the pendants from the frame. Because while handling pendants, use white cotton gloves. Prepare a solution of one part isopropyl alcohol and three parts distilled water. Put it in a spray bottle. Put on your cotton gloves. Spray one glove with the solution. The other glove should be kept dry. Caress the crystal with the damp glove and wipe it immediately with the dry one. The care for the crystal is really important.

It is important to keep in mind, do not use packaged cleaning fluids, even if they claim to be for crystal. They may contain ammonia or other chemicals that will eventually degrade the frame finish. Specialized lighting fixture can offer you to buy cleaning solutions produced by chandelier manufactures specifically for lighting fixtures cleaning. You can use them following the instructions on the package. If you have a classic crystal chandelier, it’s better to detach the crystal from your chandelier for cleaning. Hand-wash the crystal in lukewarm water, using mild dish soap, rinse it in clean water and dry with a soft clean cloth. Remember the care for your crystal chandelier is important as its beautiful design so try to keep it that way.

Another step to consider is drawing the trim diagram or a sketch of the crystal pendants patterns of your chandelier before removing crystal. This will help you to reassemble it without difficulties. Wear white gloves when re-hanging the crystal on the chandelier. Do not put crystal pendants back to the chandelier while they are still wet. It may cause the corrosion of the metal parts of the frame. Never twirl or rotate your chandelier. When cleaning, walk or move your ladder around your lighting fixture. Clean in sections. Rotating the chandelier could cause it or its parts to fall. So a finish product and a beautiful clean chandelier, caring is the best way to keep your crystal chandelier the stunning piece it is.

Jron Magcale


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