Lampshades are one kind of metal or something like that which is used with lamps and chandeliers to direct and shield. The lampshade is used in almost all houses. It has some advantages like it protects eyes from direct light, it can direct the light in a fixed way, to soften and more comfortable, to increase the beauty of a room. There are different types of lampshades. Empire, bell, drum, novelty, rectangular, square, bowl are the most common and uses lamp shades.
Empire: This shade looks like a big glass that is set reversely. It is a standard shape as a lampshade. It spread the light downward and look classic.
Bell: It also looks like Empire but the lower part is more spreader than Empire and it has a thick beam through the body.
Drum: It looks like a cylindrical shape. Drum shade allows the light to downward and upward equally.
The lamp needs to clean regularly especially the lampshade. If you don’t clean the lampshade regularly then the activity of the lampshade will be decreased day by day. And you have to know how to clean the lampshade otherwise you will damage it when you are going to clean it. There is various type of and they are made of different type of material. So the process will not to same for every lampshade. So do not worry you can do it yourself. Just follow some rules and guides then you will be a master in the lampshade cleaning.
This type of shade can also accumulate dirt, dust and become yellowed after a period. But it is an exciting thing that if you follow some rules your lampshade will back to its previous situation. First unplugging the lamp then remove all excess dirt and dust. Remove the surface dirt and dust from both inside and outside of the shade. Take a hairdryer to remove existing dirt and dust. Use a hairdryer at the full speed and not hold the hairdryer to the shade. Keep 8 to 10 inches gap between shade and hairdryer.
Turn off the lamp and wait few minutes to cool it. Remove the dirt carefully. To remove the dust you can use a microfiber cloth. Before use the cloth you can remove the excess dust by the use hairdryer. Use a hairdryer to remove dust from inside and outside then use the cloth.
Plastic has some advantages, especially when it needs to clean. though it is not sensible like other shades you have to be careful otherwise your shade will damage. Take ½ cup of delicate detergent of course it is laundry detergent. Now take a medium-size bowl and take 3 to 4 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Beat the mixture until they mix up well then dip a clean rag into the mixture and wipe both sides of the shade. After wipe down keep it in a dry place to dry up.
This shade is washable. Your cleaning process is easier than before. But it can be broke or scratch anytime if you drop it. Otherwise, there is no trouble in cleaning a glass lamp shade. Since it is glass so you can use a dishwasher to clean the shade. If you don’t have a dishwasher then don’t be sad there is another process to clean up a glass lamp shade. Take the medium size of the bowl and pour with lukewarm water. Now take some soapy water and white vinegar. And mix them with bowl water. Take a soft cloth and rub it gently. After cleaning, keep the shade in a dry place to dry up.
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