How to wash a chandelier?
Sometimes even the smallest details of the interior, such as a butterfly on a curtain or a new flower in a flowerpot, or just a washed mirror changes our mood for the better.
Many of us, when cleaning the house, rarely look up at the ceiling. However, the most important detail of any home interior - the chandelier - requires competent and regular care.
How quickly to wash a chandelier without spending a lot of effort, we'll tell in our article.
How to prevent pollution
To prevent the accumulation of dust on the chandelier, special antistatic compounds can be used. Working from time to time with their chandeliers, you extend their lifespan. They seem to repel dust, and thus it will be less likely to clean it. Just spray it with the whole composition of the chandelier and leave it to dry. Typically, these tools do not need to be wiped off the surface.
How to clean a chandelier
Dust on the chandelier is better to wipe with a soft special cloth made of microfiber - it absorbs better and can remove dirt without applying any detergents to them. Also, you can dust off the chandelier with a special fluffy whisk.
To wipe the wooden parts, a damp cloth is suitable. But in order to properly remove dust from a glass or crystal chandelier, leaving no streaks, it is better to use two rags. First, wipe the chandelier surfaces with a damp cloth and then dry.
On the chandelier, dust always settles, and droplets of fat accumulate. If your chandelier is heavily soiled, then it must be removed and washed, if it needs to be simply refreshed, then the chandelier can be removed. First you need to determine how dirty your lighting device is, and decide which way to clean the chandelier is right for you.
Of course, the first way is more time consuming. It is necessary to remove the chandelier, it is necessary to put rubber fingers on the cartridges or wrap it with a usual food film - this must be done so that the soapy water does not get into the cartridges.
Wash the chandelier without removing it - the second way is much easier. To do this, you must turn off the electricity. Also unscrew the bulbs and protect the cartridges, as in the first case. You can put something under the chandelier on the floor, so as not to stain the floor.
The simplest solution is to hang the umbrella under the chandelier, attaching it in an open form to the chandelier, which will not let the soap solution drip onto the floor or carpet. Wait a few minutes, the drops of the special material will flow to the floor along with the mud and everything, the chandelier shines!
Undoubtedly, today the easiest way to wash a chandelier, including crystal, is using a special tool - an aerosol that does not require flushing. Such a tool can be purchased at any hardware store. We apply an aerosol to the entire surface of the chandelier and let it dry.
You can wash the chandelier with water with the addition of any detergent intended for washing dishes. After washing with soapy water, the appliance should be cleaned clean, and to give it a shine, you can wipe it with a dry cloth.
It must be noted: never use a soap solution to wash the crystal chandelier, since soap leaves a film on the crystal surface, which then, when heated from the lamp, can lead to cracking. It is better to use water solutions with vinegar or ammonia.
To clean small parts, joints and crevices, use a toothbrush.
The spots from the flies are well removed with vodka. For bronze and other metal parts of the chandelier, it is good to use mush from dental powder and ammonia.
In order for a chandelier of crystal or glass to shine, you can use the folk recipe. The chandelier should be washed with water with the addition of ammonia in the proportion of one tablespoon of ammonia to one liter of warm water.
Carefully read the instructions for detergents to prevent damage to parts of the chandelier. For example, a special aerosol for crystal can damage its metal parts.
Remember that you can connect the chandelier to the power supply only after it has completely dried out, and the bulbs will be screwed!
Observe safety measures when working with wiring
Every action that concerns wiring should be carefully considered.
The room in which you work should be very well lit for what you see in detail everything that you do.
Do not touch bare wires with bare hand, even if you are sure that all circuits have been disconnected. There are cases when the contours themselves turn on. Be sure to use a voltage tester in your work.
Be sure to place the bare wires so that they do not even accidentally touch each other.
Do not touch the wiring if voltage is on.
Observe all safety regulations even when wearing electric protective gloves.
The ends of the wires must be insulated with an insulating tape. In no case do not use for this purpose adhesive tapes of office purpose.
At the conclusion of the work, analyze all your actions and check that you have not forgotten anything.