When the sun is shining and the temperature starts rising, most of us have a little more spring in our step and a little more energy for that all important Spring Cleaning! It’s a great time of year to get rid of the clutter in your house and tackle some of the cleaning projects that you have put off since last winter. Cleaning your home’s lighting should be on the top of your “to do” list. Back in January, we blogged about cleaning your home’s light fixtures, and although we have listed a few more tips, the points from that blog are worth repeating.
The proper and regular cleaning of home lighting fixtures not only improves their appearance, but it will also increase their efficiency and longevity. Cleaning the fixtures themselves are actually quite easy, but it does require some patience and energy. Be sure to avoid harsh chemicals and clean by hand to prevent damaging your fixture.
Every part of your light fixture requires some cleaning and maintenance to be at its best, from the base to the shade to the bulb. Different materials have different cleaning requirements to ensure the best results and prevent damaging your light.
- Glass fixtures can be cleaned with a damp soft rag or mild soap.
- A fine brush or lint cleaner should be used on fabric lampshades.
- If your fixture has any metal, use the appropriate metal cleaner to restore its shine.
- Leather fixtures should be kept away from direct sunlight, and can sometimes benefit from leather conditioner.
- Most fixtures can be cleaned gently with a clean, soft cloth. Wood bases can also benefit from an application of lemon oil in addition to the basic cleaning.
Luckily, cleaning your light fixtures is not a terribly time-consuming process. Once you’re finished, your lights will shine more brightly in your freshly cleaned home. For more tips on maintaining your Quoizel lights, be sure to check out our website!