Cleaning a crystal chandelier

Does anyone have good suggestions for cleaning hanging crystal chandeliers? I cannot take it down to clean but it needs more than just dusting.
  8 answers
  • Z Z on Jan 30, 2014
    There are drip dry spray on chandelier cleaners for this purpose. To keep anything underneath the fixture clean attach and open upside down umbrella from the bottom of the chandelier to catch any drips. If your superstitious use a large heavy duty plastic drop cloth and some old towels to catch the drips.

  • Caroline  Davenport Caroline Davenport on Jan 31, 2014
    Use an open umbrella underneath as Becky suggested or a plastic drop cloth and a good spray bottle. Fill it with window cleaner, or vinegar, or ammonia - depending on how dirty the chandelier is, first dusting it good with a duster - and spray letting it drip dry. Any cleaner will do as long as it won't leave a residue. Vinegar, of course, is less toxic.

  • I clean mine with vinegar and water but I have to say I will be using the umbrella trick next time! Thanks ladies!

  • Barbara Bean Barbara Bean on Jan 31, 2014
    I use about 1 tablespoon of liquid bleach,and 1 teaspoon dish soap in 2 quarts of water and spray bottle . The bleach makes things shine. Rinse with warm water in a spray bottle.

  • Arletta Arletta on Feb 01, 2014
    I spray a little alcohol on each crystal and wipe with a soft rag.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Feb 01, 2014
    Good luck! The problem with cleaning this is why I got rid of my crystal chandelier! I worked full time at a very busy job and just did not have the time to clean it! The truth was, I was not fond enough of it to make that one of the things I wanted to spend my time on. So, I solved the problem by getting a rustic metal one that looked dusty out of the box...HA! Problem solved...just keep the cobwebs from becoming obvious and you have it made!

  • Connie Connie on Feb 01, 2014
    Thanks for all your great suggestions…..

  • Kelley Kelley on Feb 10, 2016
    The umbrella trick is seriously sheer genius!! Except for - how are you supposed to attach it?