In almost every home there are products made of crystal that sparkle in the sun. But, sooner or later, dust settles on them, which is not as easy to remove as is the case with ordinary glass, especially when it comes to a crystal chandelier. Over time, its shine becomes dull, and the view loses presentable. To quickly and with minimal cost to solve this problem, it is worth getting acquainted with how to wash the crystal chandelier so that it shines (at home).
Efficient cleaning method
In most cases, just brushing the dust with a special fan is not enough. This procedure should be carried out regularly, but still small particles will accumulate on the crystal. They can be removed only with the help of wet cleaning, that is, with washing. In order to return the natural shine to the crystal, you will need to prepare a special solution:
- 1 tbsp. vinegar;
- ? st.l. salts;
- 1 liter of water.
All components must be thoroughly mixed and the cleaning process must not be started until the salt crystals are completely dissolved. In the resulting solution, you can quickly wash the crystal chandelier without difficulty. After that, it is necessary to rinse with clean water and wipe dry, so as not to form a drip.
This proportion and components can be used to wash all crystal elements. In addition, using this solution, you can quickly and efficiently remove green bloom from the walls and bottom of a flower vase.
The composition of another popular method includes ammonia, which is mixed with water in a ratio of 1: 3. You can also achieve brilliance with the help of ordinary table vinegar, which is diluted in water for rinsing chandelier elements. In some cases, with strong pollution, it is appropriate to use potato broth, in which the crystal is placed for a few minutes. Raw potatoes will help to cope with a yellow tinge, which appears very often, if you do not carry out periodic cleaning.
You can also purchase special tools for cleaning crystal chandeliers in the hardware store - these are also available. In this case, cleaning is carried out in accordance with the instructions on the package.
The best solution when washing is a complete disassembly of the chandelier into individual elements. In case of severe contamination, it is recommended to first clean in warm water using a small amount of any detergent. Only after removing the dirt can you proceed to washing in the solution and wiping off the remaining moisture. To do this, use a soft, lint-free cloth, microfiber is best for this.
Chandelier with pendants
If you need to clean the crystal chandelier with pendants, it is best to use special automatic brushes, which are also called puffs. At the same time it is necessary to be careful: the suspensions should not touch each other, otherwise they will be damaged. For corrugated elements is best to use a paint brush.
If you do not want to remove and disassemble the chandelier, as it is too long, and time is short, you can also find a fairly simple solution. Without removing the chandelier, armed with a stepladder and everything necessary for cleaning, you can proceed to the process. It should start from the top and move downwards in a circular motion. Use a cloth impregnated with detergent solution.
It is not recommended to use soap, as after it there will be a greasy bloom on the elements, which, when heated, will lead to cracking of the crystal.
What not to do
In order not to deform fragile elements, cleaning in hot water is prohibited. After such “water procedures” the crystal will fall apart over time. Also you can not use for washing aggressive detergents, which include abrasives. This also includes soda ash. All of the above means will scratch the surface.
If the chandelier is not removed, then on the floor under it you need to lay a plastic wrap so that the soap solution does not soak into the carpet.
Before starting the procedures, it is necessary to de-energize the appliance - this is a standard safety measure.
As you can see, all methods and methods described in the article are available to every person. Therefore, the basic rule in the purification of the crystal chandelier is attentiveness and accuracy, otherwise in the process you can lose some elements and the presentable appearance will be lost.
You can also find out how to clean the chandelier from crystal without removing it from the ceiling from the video we offer: