Once you have decided to purchase a
beautiful wrought iron chandelier to grace your hallway or even to add a light
elegance to your dining room, you will find that it will look beautiful against
almost any type of dÃÂ©cor.
There are certain things to consider when buying a wrought iron chandelier and one of
them will be when there comes a time when you will need to know how to clean a
wrought iron chandelier so that you do not ruin the metal, but are left with a
light fixture that is as stunning as the first day you had it installed.
It is very fortunate that wrought iron
fixtures are very low maintenance. If
you follow these simple pointers, you should have no problems at all and will
be able to enjoy the beauty of the metal for years to come.
The amount of equipment that you will need
to invest in when you want to clean your chandelier is very minimal and will
not cost you much at all. You may
already have these items in your cleaning cupboard anyway.
How often should you clean a wrought iron chandelier?
You will find that you will only need to do
some light dusting every few days. You can give your chandelier a much more
thorough clean roughly once every 3 - 4 months.
It all depends on whether you like cleaning or not. Some people will happily get their dusters
out on a much more frequent basis. It
all comes down to personal preferences.
Things required to clean a wrought iron chandelier
- Clean cloths
- Baking soda or mild detergent
- Liquid wax
To clean your wrought iron chandelier, take
a clean cloth and lightly dust the light fitting. If you have a dusting attachment for your
vacuum cleaner, you may find it easier to use this instead as the extension
hose will be able to get to those hard to reach areas.
For a deep clean, soak a cloth in mild
detergent or a solution of baking soda and water. Wipe over the wrought iron fixings. Rinse cloth and wipe again then get a clean
dry cloth to remove any excess water. To
ensure that the metal is protected, apply a thin layer of liquid wax all over
the chandelier using a clean cloth.
If you follow these simple steps you should find that your wrought iron chandelier will look great for years to come.