Asked on May 9, 2020

How to clean table lamp?

Kathy Gunter LawKmdreamerThe Inspired Workshop
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I have cut glass lamps that need a Google cleaning.


11 answers
  • Cheryl A
    on May 9, 2020

    Hi Marge

    I had to laugh, you had google cleaning instead of good cleaning. lol here is some info for you. I will say that I have used a can of compressed air to clean off the dust but if it is deep into the grooves of the cut glass you can use a soft toothbrush slightly damp with a mixture of white vinegar and warm water ( I buy soft toothbrushes at the dollar store or walmart in packs of 5-10 for $1 just for cleaning projects.) On a sunny day take the lamps outside where you can see it better and clean them.


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    • Flipturn
      on May 11, 2020

      Yep, still says Google cleaning.


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  • Mogie
    on May 9, 2020

    LOL A Goggle cleaning might be difficult but a good cleaning much easier.

    If just use window cleaner and a microfiber cloth. I have found that using black and white news papers to dry them to be cheap and effective since they don't leave streaks.

  • Gk
    on May 9, 2020

    Rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball will get a lot of the dirt off. Maybe even an old toothbrush dipped in the rubbing alcohol to get into the grooves. Another idea is a old toothbrush dipped in warm soapy dishwater and then dry.

  • Deb K
    on May 9, 2020

    Hi Marge, here are a few links that may help you out, I would use an old soft toothbrush, some glass cleaner like windex, dip the brush in the windex and gently scrub into all the lines and crevices, use a cup of warm water and rinse it with a microfiber rag, wiping rinsing rag, wiping until all reside is removed, then dry with a clean microfiber cloth, it should look sparly by the time you are done.

    https://cutglass.org/articles/careclean.html



  • Recreated Designs
    on May 9, 2020

    You can try a damp q-tip as well if there are some deep groves in the cut glass.

  • Dee
    on May 9, 2020

    I have glass lamps. I use 50% rubbing alcohol to 50% water and one or 2 drops of Dawn in a spray bottle. I spray the glass and clean off with a dry microfiber cloth.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on May 10, 2020

    I'd use windex on a soft towels and spray on the towel first. Then for the lamp shade, use a lint remover roller.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on May 10, 2020

    I use Spray way glass cleaner. The best in the world. If needing to clean inside, you'll Have to take the lamp apart or take it to a lamp repair shop - they do that.

  • The Inspired Workshop
    on May 10, 2020

    I just use a damp rag to wipe down all the large glass demijohns that I have! If I keep up with my dusting though, I can just use my swiffer dusters and not have an issue at all with them looking great! So for your lamp, you can do the same on the glass part, just wipe it with a wet paper towel, or you can spray it with a little vinegar water if you are worried about streaks! Hope this helps!

  • Kmdreamer
    on May 10, 2020

    Put it on a thick towel unplugged of course take a toothbrush and clean with a bleach cleaner then clean off with a wash cloth any run off will go on the towel not on the electric wires

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 11, 2020

    If you can remove them, put them in the dishwasher. If not, then hit with canned air to remove all the dust. Next, wipe down with soapy warm water and let air dry.

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