How to Clean Your Crystal Chandelier
Crystal chandeliers are a beautiful addition to any room. With their dazzling details that catch the light in all the right ways, to the warm ambience they provide, this light fixture can add to any room.
It’s also a design feature that has really stood the test of time and shows no signs of going out of style.
Whether you have a crystal chandelier installed in your main bedroom, kitchen, or living room, they are sure to make a statement wherever you place them.
Despite being attractive fixtures, many people often get stuck on how to clean them.
They seem so fragile and delicate that you may worry that you’ll damage or break the chandelier in your attempts to clean it – but you don’t need to worry!
Here’s how you can clean your crystal chandelier safely and effectively to keep it looking sparkling and attractive at all times.
Regular cleaning of your crystal chandelier
We recommend giving your chandelier a quick clean every few months, then a deep clean once a year.
However, if you have a chandelier in your kitchen, you may find you have to clean it more regularly as it will accumulate greasy buildup from where you’ve been cooking.
You can give your light fixture a quick clean without having to take it apart. Simply spray some gentle cleaning solution and fully saturate the crystals. Finish by gently wiping off the solution with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Deep clean preparation
No matter how small or large your crystal chandelier is, you should always prepare for cleaning correctly.
Double-check the trimming instructions that came with your light fixture (if you still have them!) and take a picture of your trimmed chandelier before you disassemble it – otherwise, you might forget how it looks when it comes to putting everything back together again.
Deep cleaning your crystal chandelier
Once you’ve taken apart your crystal chandelier and laid out all the pieces, you can clean the individual crystals by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water.
After they’ve soaked in the water long enough, rinse them with clean water and pat them dry using a lint-free cloth.
Some people can find that after soaking their crystals, water spots can appear. This is very easy to fix!
Just spray the crystals with the gentle cleaning solution you’d use for your frequent cleans and then wipe clean.
With regular cleaning and maintenance, your crystal chandelier will look brand-new for many years to come.