How can I clean a pleated lamp shade?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 30, 2016
    Vacuum the dust and then if soiled wipe off with a damp cloth.
  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 30, 2016
    That's about the easiest, but be sure to vacuum very well. Otherwise you will make mud, and you don't want that! If you have spots, use a little Dove dish soap, just a drop, in a glass of warm water and rub gently with a tooth brush. Vacuum again, making sure the little dust brush is clean, to help dry the spots. Should come out great. Good luck.
  • Kaz11752582 Kaz11752582 on Dec 30, 2016
    You could vacuum or I have used a lint cloths roller - the type with sticky roller - it tends to take off more than the vacuum - just a thought

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Dec 30, 2016
    I would dust with a very soft or feather brush, then vac with soft brush attachment or you can also used 'canned air' like you use on the computer. Damp wipe if need be and maybe a soft cloth wipe down with a bit of 'Endust'.
  • Donna Rayfield Donna Rayfield on Dec 30, 2016
    you can take a VERY SOFT small brush and brush the dust from it

  • Lyndi F Lyndi F on Dec 30, 2016
    A clean, soft, appropriately-sized paint brush.
  • Sharon Trexler Sharon Trexler on Jan 01, 2017
    Take a peice of bread and lightly rub bread over shade. (do this over the bath tub) Let sit a few hours. brush off will take dust with it. Hope this works for you!
  • Kathleen Dargan Kathleen Dargan on Jan 06, 2017
    Sprinkle with dry baking soda and brush gently. Do not wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Anon Anon on Jan 15, 2017
    If the pleats are small enough, and you have trouble finding the right size brush,
    go to Walmart or the Dollar Store and pick up a makeup brush kit...it will have more than one size, and they will get into crevices...not only in cleaning the shade, but just around the house. I will use this on intricate pieces of furniture which have carvings, for example. The brushes in the kit are just for eye makeup and blush powder, mainly.
  • Jim15867919 Jim15867919 on Jan 17, 2017
    USE SOME WALLPAPER CLEANER
    ROLL IT AND GENTLY RUB IT
  • Dee15632843 Dee15632843 on Jan 17, 2017
    Wipe with fabric softener cloth. Nice smell too.