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How to quickly clean lampshades: a brilliant way to get rid of dust

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean lampshades from dust – a life hack

Cleaning lampshades is a rather delicate task, as dust can dull even the most beautiful lampshades.

Fabric, wicker, or paper lampshades have their nuances of cleaning. Architectural Digest has told us more about it. 

Lampshades, whether glass, fabric, rattan, or wicker, should be wiped down at least once a week with a microfiber cloth or feather duster to prevent damage, according to Ben Marshall, the creative director of Hudson Valley Lighting.

Stains on lampshades can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush dampened with warm water and soap. For glass lampshades, smudges and stains can be removed using a dry microfiber cloth.

Fabric lampshades

For pleated or embellished lampshades, Shoshanna Shapiro, owner, and head designer of Sho and Co in Maryland, USA, recommends using a rubber sponge, lint roller, or a wide paintbrush. Fabric lampshades can also be washed with these steps.

Lisa Simkin from Blanche Field offers simple instructions:

Step 1. Remove dust and dirt using a feather duster, microfiber cloth, or a vacuum cleaner.

Step 2. Mix one teaspoon of laundry detergent, soap, or dishwashing gel with water. Hold the lampshade by its metal frame and immerse it in the soapy water.

Step 3. Gently rinse the lampshade with warm water and place it on a flat surface to dry completely.

What not to clean lampshades with

Avoid using bleach, glass cleaners, and other harsh abrasives, as they can damage the surface and leave streaks.

For white lampshades, experts recommend preparing a solution of one tablespoon of baking soda and warm water. Leave the paste on the surface for about 15 minutes and then rinse with clean water.

Cleaning lampshades made of other materials

You can remove stains from paper lampshades with a regular eraser.

For lampshades made of wicker, bamboo, and other materials that shouldn't get wet, use a vacuum cleaner, cold air from a hair dryer, or a dry microfiber cloth.

Durable brass and metal shades can be cleaned with a damp cloth and soapy water. Non-woven lampshades that have accumulated grease in the kitchen are typically cleaned with a damp cloth and a bit of white vinegar.

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