Caring for your Vintage Chandelier

31 May

Chandeliers may be expensive but nothing can replicate the aura of a chandelier in a home. If you have vintage chandeliers in your living, consider yourself lucky for owning a beautiful piece of art. Of course, once you have invested in a vintage crystal chandelier, it’s your duty to make sure that the chandelier is maintained well so that they remain beautiful for years to come.

Here are some tips on caring for your chandelier

• First and foremost, remember that crystals are extremely delicate and you need to handle them gently.
• Avoid using cleaning materials such as rough towels and dusting clothes. They can scratch the crystals and make them look ugly. Always use soft, cotton material to clean your chandelier.
• Don’t take the easy way out and put your chandelier in a dishwasher, you may end up broken pieces of glass.
• Put on a pair of soft gloves before removing the chandelier from the roof. Remove the light bulbs from the chandelier.
• Clean the frame and metal links, if any with a damp cloth.
• For cleaning crystals, you can use a glass cleaner. Spray the glass cleaner on the cloth and wipe each crystal carefully.
• Now, clean the light bulbs with a damp cloth.

Now that your chandelier is shining away to glory, hang it back on the roof carefully. Make sure that you clean your chandeliers at regular intervals. If you are looking to buy a new chandelier, Castle Antiques is the place to be. Castle Antiques stocks a wide range of antique and vintage chandeliers in its store.

Posted by: Castle Antiques

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