June 20, 2013 in Moroccan Chandeliers
Homes that have Moroccan chandeliers and Moroccan lighting tend to look pretty awesome. You would be able to tell that the house owners would have spent a considerable amount of time picking the right kind of lighting that will make their home look conducive, relaxing and beautiful. Most of the time, what comes to our mind when we hear the word ‘chandelier’? For me, I’d instantly get an image of a huge hotel ballroom with beautiful chandeliers that provide a nice relaxing lighting environment for people to enjoy their dining and dancing experience.
But while the hotel may have expert cleaners to ensure that their lighting are kept clean all the time, what about home owners who have limited amount of time. Unless you’re very rich to hire professional cleaners to get the job done for you. There are basically 3 different ways to that you could have your Moroccan chandeliers cleaned and this would depend on how much time you are willing to allocate for the cleaning process.
The first method is the fastest and involves dry cleaning. What you would need to do is to get 2 micro fibre cloths and some Windex. Make sure you have a ladder that is high enough as you will need to spray the Windex on one cloth to wipe each glass piece. Remember to start from top to bottom and also work your way from the inside out. The other cloth will be used to polish each piece after the first round of cleaning.
Don’t worry. Moroccan lighting may look exotic and unique but they are really not that difficult to clean. If you want to get some idea on what they look like, click here http://www.berbertrading.com/cat_moroccan_lanterns_and_lamps.cfm
Second method is a wet one and will require you to use a tarp. Please make sure that you do the cleaning process in the day time and that the lighting is not switched on to avoid any accidents. Again this depends on the size of your Moroccan chandelier. You will need some small plastic bags and rubber bands to seal off the light bulbs. After all the bulbs have been sealed off, you may spray the chandelier cleaner covering all angles and allow the solution to drip down to the tarp below. Allow some time for the entire Moroccan chandelier to dry.
The last method is basically for home owners who want to thoroughly clean the entire chandelier. In case your lighting looks really complicated, please make sure that you have a digital camera to capture shots of it from all angles so that once you take the entire chandelier apart, you will be able to put it back together by referring to those shots. Have a basin of warm water with some mild detergent ready. Remove all the glass pieces and place them in the basin to wash. Make sure that you rinse off any traces of detergent before drying all the glass pieces and putting them back together.
These cleaning steps will work well with other Moroccan lighting that you may have in your home which is made of glass. To check out some really beautiful Moroccan lighting, click here to see a short video :