How to use and clean lampshades or lampshades according to the material: fabric, paper, plastic, raffia or straw, among others
Lamps, lamps, lamps … Each one plays its part and contains its secrets to reach ten illuminations.
Observe these cleaning tips to keep your lamps looking new.
- Cardboard or paper. Use an eraser to remove the scratches. If it is very dirty, clean it with a cloth with talcum powder and remove the excess with a vacuum cleaner.
- Patent leather, plastic or laminated fabric. Wash with a sponge moistened with water and detergent. Rinse with the sponge and dry.
- Non-washable fabrics. Vacuum the brush nozzle periodically to prevent dust accumulation. If it is very dirty, clean it with a special dry padding foam.
- Parchment. It is advisable to wipe occasionally with a cloth slightly moistened with water mixed with liquid wax, which will prevent it from drying out and cracking. If it is very dirty, clean it with a sponge with water and detergent.
- Raffia and straw. Clean them with a sponge soaked in skimmed milk towards the strands. Dry them afterwards with a cloth.
Make the most of HOW TO CLEAN YOUR LAMPS
- Brightness. If you want to make the light in a ceiling lamp more intense – and even more so if it has an opaque shade – you can cover the inside of it with aluminum foil.
- Renew. If the dome of your lamp is a little out of date and you want to update it for a little money, go ahead and cover it with a fabric or wallpaper of your choice, to match the rest of the decor.
- Custom. Try decorating the edge of the lamp with strips of ornaments or colored glass beads.
Led, more durable and economical
- The life span of LED components is several times longer than previous technologies.
- In addition, consumption is reduced by 95% compared to traditional lighting.
Both problems, coupled with the drop in the price of LED lamps in recent years, make the return on investment much greater. So if you haven’t already made the change, it’s taking too long.