If you’ve ever had chandelier lighting in your home, you know how beautiful the ambient light a chandelier casts is. These amazing rustic light fixtures add a certain unique look and style to a room, whether they’re made from deer, elk or moose antlers. You also know that they may gather dust and you need to be careful when cleaning them.
If you’ve purchased or are thinking of purchasing an Antler Chandeliers for your home, it's very simple to clean properly. If you buy a Faux Antler Chandeliers from us, it will be made of medium-density polyethylene, which involves very simple cleaning with mild soap and water. If it’s a natural, real antler chandelier, you’ll need to follow the proper steps for cleaning antlers. In this article, we’ll give you a few extra simple tips for the proper ways to clean faux and real antler chandeliers.
How to Clean Real Antlers
Pretty simple really, we recommend using warm water and a mild liquid soap mixed into the water on your new antler chandelier. It doesn't take very much soap mixed in with the water so we won't go into dilution factors, you just don't to use very much soap. Once the bulbs are sufficiently cool, get a stepladder out, and it’s time to start cleaning. The toughest part may be making sure you don't fall off the ladder! With a dry, soft rag, wipe any excess dust off of the chandelier, including the bulbs. You might want to first lightly dust all the antlers and bulbs if needed, just make sure that you get rid of easily removed dirt, dust and any cobwebs.
Next, you can mix your own mild cleaning solution by pouring the soap into a quart of warm water like previously mentioned. Dip a soft cloth into the solution, ring it out, and gently wipe down all surfaces. Make sure you do not have too much or EXCESS water on the cloth. Go over the antlers with the damp rag, but avoid the bulbs and sockets. When you’re finished, take a clean, dry, soft cloth, and wipe all excess moisture off of the chandelier. Voila!
How to Clean Faux Antler Chandeliers
While you can get away with using an all surface or window cleaner on unpainted, natural antlers, you really can’t do this with faux antlers. The materials may break down when exposed to harsh chemical cleaners, so you’ll want to make sure that you use a mild soap and water.
After you’ve used your soap and water solution on the faux antler chandelier, though, you’ll want to make sure that you rinse off all of the surfaces you used soap on. Get some warm, clean water, and dip a soft rag in it and wipe down the chandelier the same way you did with the soapy solution, then dry it off thoroughly.
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