How to clean a greasy ceiling fan

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  • Pandalana Williams Pandalana Williams on Aug 08, 2017
    You will need a ladder; please be careful and have someone nearby to help you. You safety is way more important than a greasy ceiling fan. If it is really bad; you may need to remove the blades. If removing the blades is not a option; you can use the small foam brushes to get the cleaning in the smaller areas. Before using a wet cleaner; remove as much dust as possible with a microfiber cloth. Your fan blades are more than likely a laminate; the best wet cleaner to use if Murfy's Wood Oil Soap. While you are up there; if there is a light globe; be sure to remove it and clean it as well with a window or glass cleaner. Cleaning a dirty ceiling fan can be somewhat of a chore.

  • Pinkflmgo626 Pinkflmgo626 on Aug 08, 2017
    One of the best & easiest cleaners I've found is spray window cleaner! (Like Windex) The ammonia cuts through the dirt & grease & will leave them fresh & like new. You may need several rolls of paper towels, depending on how much you have to do.

  • Kristina Freeman Kristina Freeman on Aug 08, 2017
    good old dawn dish soap

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 08, 2017
    Rinse with vinegar water if you use any thing wet to clean the blades, this will get rid of any soap residue or even a little of the greasiness. If there is soap residue on the blades it will cause dust, etc. to cling to it and make you clean it sooner.

  • Pigomyhrt Pigomyhrt on Aug 08, 2017
    dawn and warm water cuts grease.

  • Sally Sally on Aug 08, 2017
    I have found rubbing alcohol to be very effective !

  • Leah Leah on Aug 08, 2017
    Krud kutter from Amazon is Amazing.

  • Jenny Jenny on Aug 09, 2017
    If they are painted and a bit tatty. Repaint while you have them off fan. Put ONE drop oil at the top of fan where it is attached to down rod. More and you will spray room when turned on.

  • David Engle David Engle on Dec 15, 2020

    Take a dry rag and brush off the excess dust and dirt. This way, you can easily clean off the loose top layer. To learn more details click here.