How Do You Clean Streak Free Glass Pendant Lights?
Glass pendant lights are a wonderful addition to many homes and can provide a great deal of light while adding a lovely look to the room. However, the clear glass of these lights can become very dusty and dirty over time and it is often difficult to keep them clean. This article will look at how to clean these lights so they remain beautiful and streak free, without the need to remove them from the ceiling or to use any commercial cleaners that may damage or discolor the glass.
Glass light fixtures often require a bit more care and attention than other types of lighting, due to the fact that they are usually installed high up on the ceiling and may be difficult to reach. This is especially true if you have a lot of small glass beads or crystals in the fixture. A simple dusting with a lint free cloth is usually all that is needed to remove most of the dirt from your pendant light, but for more stubborn spots it can be helpful to have a gentle cleaning solution at hand.
One of the best and most frugal ways to clean glass is to use a mixture of water and vinegar, which can be quickly and easily made with items you probably have at home. Using this mixture will usually leave your glass sparkling clean with no streaks and can be used on most types of glass.
Before you begin to clean your glass pendant lights, it is a good idea to make sure the power to the fixture is turned off and that any light bulbs are allowed to cool down. You should also put a towel down under the light area to protect it from any dust particles that might fall off during the cleaning process.
Next, you will want to put on some gloves to avoid exposing your skin to any chemicals that might be present in commercial glass cleaners. You should also have a damp microfiber cloth at hand and a stepstool. In most cases, removing the pendant from the ceiling is not necessary but if the lights are extremely dirty or in a hard to reach place then it might be required.
Once you have your tools in place, it is time to get started on the actual cleaning of the glass. Start by wiping down the glass with a damp cloth. You might need to repeat this step a few times, to ensure that all of the glass is clean and there are no streaks or smudges present. After wringing out the cloth, you can then wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth to finish off the job.
If you find that you have any particularly stubborn stains, you can always try a bit of baking soda mixed with some warm water or vinegar. Be careful not to get any of the cleaner on any parts of the metal that are attached to the light, though.