How do I clean black spots off a lampshade?


Their are splatters on a white lampshade linen material?

  4 answers
  • Dee Dee on Jan 04, 2020

    Hi Sandy: Do you know what caused the black spots?

    Also what type of fabric is the lampshade?

    Be careful using water as it can stain. I would try a foam on rug or fabric cleaner first.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jan 04, 2020

    Sandy: you could always use paint to color the entire shade. ...go for a "funky look!"

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 04, 2020

    Hi Sandy, hope this will work for you

    1. Apply a water mist to the entire surface of the lampshade until it is slightly damp (a spray bottle works well for this).
    2. Use a sponge to apply a bleach solution of ¼ cup bleach diluted in 1 gallon cool water to the entire surface of the lampshade. To catch any drips, you should do this while working over a white towel spread out over a bleach-safe surface, like a kitchen countertop or the top of your clothes washer.
    3. Gently brush the mildew spots with a soft tooth brush.
    4. Wait 5 minutes, then quickly rinse and immediately blot dry with a few more clean towels.

  • Sandy Hassinger Sandy Hassinger on Jan 04, 2020

    Thanks I will try this