Asked on Sep 30, 2017

How to clean expensive silk lampshades

by Rus8373828
Mine are original lamp shades and want to keep them on my favorite lamps but I have noticed some spots on them that look almost oily 😳Don't know what caused them !They have beads around bottom . Thanks in advance for recommendation for cleaning them .😁
  6 answers
  • Jean Jean on Sep 30, 2017

    you can try a bit of baby powder or chalk rubbed over it, and then brushed off. normally, all we ever did was vacuum them.

  • Geew Geew on Sep 30, 2017

    I purchased a hand held spot lifter a couple of years back, it has paid for itself many times over. Great for cloth furnishings lampshades and drapes. If you go this route, vacuum the lampshade before adding any wetness for cleaning.

  • MaryAnn B MaryAnn B on Sep 30, 2017

    First vacuum. There is a dry sponge designed for cleaning fabric. Just swipe it with a down stroke, clean as best you can. Sorry I don't know the name of the sponge but it might be from Fuller Brush. It is a very dense sponge but you might find it in a store that specializes in cleaning products.

  • Emily Emily on Oct 01, 2017

    Silk is washable. I wash all my lampshades. Make sure kitchen sink is spotless and fill with warm water and a mild cleaner. Rotate shade in sink holding it by the top and bottom. Remove, drain water and refill sink to rinse. Hang safely where it can drip dry.

  • Cathy Perkins Murdoch Cathy Perkins Murdoch on Oct 02, 2017

    I use pet rollers to clean my shades

  • Teresa Inman Teresa Inman on Oct 02, 2019

    Thank you for your help!! The reason I ask is? I bought it at a good will store? I'm worried about bedbug's on it!! I definitely want to steam it!;