How to clean your chandeliers – fast!


As I scroll through my facebook feed, I see plenty of articles on how to clean a room – fast.  I actually clean all of my rooms fast because I really don’t like to clean.  But today, a similar DIY headline made me think about how I would quickly clean a chandelier.

In our showroom, the chandeliers are almost always cleaned by removing all of the crystals, thoroughly washing them, wiping & polishing the frame, and reassembling the chandeliers; however, we’ve been known to cheat a bit when necessary.

Here is how we do it:

Safety first:  Turn off power to the light.  Find a sturdy ladder.  Protect your furniture or floor.

Use a good microfiber cloth (I love the ones that come with my glasses) and dry polish the largest pieces of hanging crystal as they hang on your fixture.

Wipe out all of the bowls (bobeches) on the chandelier with a dry paper towel or cloth.

Use a wet cloth to clean cooled light bulbs.  Then dry them.  You will be amazed at what a difference clean light bulbs make.

As always, never turn the chandelier.  Move yourself around the chandelier.

For the long version, go here.

Happy cleaning!


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