How To Keep Wrought Iron Crystal Chandeliers Sparkling

If you have adorned your home with wrought iron crystal chandeliers then you will want to take good care of them in order to ensure that they keep their sparkle for a long time. You will have to take special care when dusting or cleaning the crystals as they are the most fragile part of your chandelier and also the area where fingerprints and dust are most likely to show.

If your wrought iron crystal chandeliers are not in a high traffic area or in an area where they get dirty very often then you can just dust them periodically and save the heavy cleaning for once or twice a year. Most people just use a feather duster from time to time but it helps if you use one that will repel dust. Whatever you do, don’t twist your light fixture as this can loosen the installation or potentially damage your chandelier. If you can’t reach the fixture then it might be worth it to invest in a duster with an extension handle. If you don’t want to do that, then you may just need to use a step ladder in order to properly clean your chandelier.

If you will be handling the crystals at all then you will want to wear white cotton gloves so as not to leave fingerprints on the crystals. If you’ve ever noticed a chandelier sparkling from across the room then you probably realize that you can also see fingerprints from across the room so it is important not to handle the crystals with your bare hands. In fact, some people actually clean the crystals using just the gloves and a mild solution of one part rubbing alcohol to three parts water. With the solution on one gloved hand and the other gloved hand dry, you can easily wipe the crystals clean and dry them at the same time.

Few, if any, crystals on wrought iron crystal chandeliers are dishwasher safe, although there are some high end crystals that are. Unless the manufacturer clearly indicates that your crystals are dishwasher safe you must assume that they are not. If they are very dirty you can remove them from the light fixture and wash them with a mild detergent, although this is a big job. Finally, be sure the crystals are totally dry before you reattach them to wrought iron crystal chandeliers or you run the risk of damaging the frame.