Cleaning ceiling fans

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Ceiling fans accumulate grime and dust on their fins. Can somebody give a solution to clean these things without dismantling them?
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  • Dianne Freiler Pauselius Dianne Freiler Pauselius on Aug 07, 2016
    I've been hoping someone would offer a brilliant solution as I have the same question. I stand on a chair and clean with a Norwex environmental cloth. That's the easiest technique I've been able to come up with.

  • William William on Aug 07, 2016
    Once a month, I drape plastic below my fan, taping the corners to the ceiling leaving working space. I dust off as much accumulated dirt/dust as I can. Then I use a household cleaner sprayed on paper towels and wipe the blades clean. Slowly remove the plastic one corner at a time, bunching it as I go along.

  • Pat Kelley Wittorf Pat Kelley Wittorf on Aug 07, 2016
    I've found if I just never turn it off I don't notice the buildup.

  • G.Howard G.Howard on Aug 08, 2016
    One of of the easiest ways to clean the fan blades is to use an old pillow case. Slip it over the blades and pull it across the blades it wipes them clean. In between that time I use a Swiffter to do a fast dusting.

  • Suzanne Pickens Suzanne Pickens on Aug 08, 2016
    My suggestion is a pillow case as well, preferably a king sized one. If there is more than just surface dust, after that is removed you could spray down the blades with a mild cleaner and wipe with a pillowcase again or wet down the pillowcase on the second pass.

  • JoMama JoMama on Aug 09, 2016
    I used car wax (buffed) on the blades when we hung our ceiling fans. It helps keep the blades smooth so not as much dust collects. Then every other week I use a folded (gets both sides of blades at once) micro fiber cloth to wipe the blades.

  • JoMama JoMama on Aug 09, 2016
    not if you put on a thin coat of paste car wax, let it dry then buff it

  • Linda Linda on Mar 06, 2020

    I like to dust it off with a vacuum cleaner first then I use a little dawn soap in some hot water and wipe down the blades.