How To . . . Clean a Crystal Chandelier

How To . . . Clean a Crystal Chandelier

Heather Blaha
Feb 14, 2008

We're moving into a bungalow soon (!) and with it came some immense and intensely lovely chandeliers. But they are filthy. The thought of cleaning them is daunting. We've turned to grandma and the web for insight, and would also love to hear any of your tips. For now, these are some suggestions:

And by far the quickest, simplest solution courtesy of Keeping the Castle via Household Shortcuts:

The chandelier must be turned off and the light bulbs cool before cleaning. Put an old sheet or towel under the chandelier. Mix 2 teaspoons rubbing alcohol and 1 pint warm water in a spray bottle. Drench the chandelier with this mixture. Drip dry.

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