Now I love intricate plastic cut-out light shades, they come in all sorts of gorgeous designs, but they all have one thing in common, hanging from the ceiling all day with literally hundreds of little surfaces they are total dust magnets and tricky to keep clean.
The light shades tend to be really quite delicate and won’t usually withstand being vacuumed, without falling apart, so unless you’re the type to dust them with a feather duster, gently, every single day, then you’re going to find dust builds up fast.
The easiest way I’ve found to move the dust is with a can of aerosol air. It’s quick, super effective and really easy. Safety wise, I’m always sure to have the light turned off and cold, before I make a start on cleaning them.
What you need to clean intricate cut-out light shades
- Can of aerosol air, the type used for cleaning keyboards.
- Vacuum to clean up all the dust blown onto the floor from the light shade.
How to clean intricate cut-out light shades
- Make sure the light bulb is switched off and cold before you start.
- Gently hold the light shade and direct the aerosol air jet to blow off the dust.
- Start at the top of the light shade and work down, until all the dust is removed.
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