Nowadays, having a crystal chandelier is not a luxury; they are found in homes quite often. But taking care of her takes effort. It is important to remember that crystal is a very brittle material and during processing can become cloudy, yellow and lose its luster. But it is the brilliance of crystal that attracts attention. It is not difficult to wash such a chandelier, but some rules must be observed.
Before starting work, it is necessary to disconnect the lighting device. Otherwise, in the best case, the contacts will be oxidized and the chandelier will not turn on, in the worst case - you may be shocked or short-circuited, which is very unpleasant and fraught with consequences. Cartridges and diode lamps should be protected from moisture.
If the crystal elements are removed, it is better to remove them and wash them separately. If not, we recommend using a water spray. To do this, spread a large towel or a piece of cellophane under the chandelier so as not to spoil the flooring with detergent and drops of dirty liquid. Spray the elements liberally with a cleaning compound and wait for at least 3 hours to dry. In case of severe pollution, you can use a cotton pad soaked in an alcohol solution.
Along with various chemical modern crystal processing products, there are also folk products that our grandmothers used. Which is better to use, choose for yourself. Of folk methods, we recommend ammonia. In one liter of warm water, dilute four tablespoons of alcohol and soak your crystal in the composition. After that, rinse it and place it on a waffle towel, you can gently wipe it, leaving no traces and prints. With severe contamination, you can use a solution of vinegar and salt. And also for one liter of warm water, dilute a tablespoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of salt. Then soak the product for 10-15 minutes in the resulting composition, then rinse and dry.
The metal elements and the base of the lighting device can be wiped with soapy water and must be wiped dry with a soft cloth to avoid corrosion and oxidation. Watch your things, regularly dust off your “beauties”. Try not to allow severe pollution and then the chandelier will always delight you with its brilliance.