How do you clean a fabric lampshade? Mix a bowl of cool water with some delicate fabric detergent and apply just the soap suds to the shade in sections using a microfibre cloth, turning the shade each time to ensure full coverage. Then gently rinse off the suds and wipe the lampshade dry.
How do you remove nicotine stains from a lampshade?
- Fabric lamp shades: Add a cup of white vinegar to the standard lamp shade bath.
- Plastic lamp shades: Create a mixture of 50/50 vinegar to water and spray down the shade. Repeat until stains are gone.
What causes brown spots on lampshades? Sometimes, you may find that your lampshade doesn’t have one specific stain on it but has grown yellow or brown over time. This is normal since they’re often in a perfect position to collect dust and cobwebs and even grow mildew.
How do you whiten a yellow lamp shade? Add 1 teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent, baby shampoo or dishwashing liquid to the water for cotton or synthetic lampshades. Swish the water with your hand to make suds. For extra whitening, choose a laundry detergent that contains oxygen bleach.