What is the best way to clean a cloth lampshade?
- For silk or linen shades, start with a light dusting by a feather duster, microcloth, or gentle vacuum to remove dirt.
- Next, mix a teaspoon of very gentle detergent or Ivory soap with water in the tub or sink.
- Rinse the shade gently with warm water and hang to dry.
How do you clean a lampshade without ruining it? Prepare a bathtub or wash basin of warm, soapy water full enough to cover most of the lamp shade. Only use a few drops of gentle laundry detergent or dishwashing liquid. The more soap in the water, the more time and effort it will take to rinse it fully out of the shade.
How do you get stains out of a lampshade? If you have a stained or yellowing fabric lampshade, give it a bath to restore it to its former glory. To clean a stained fabric lampshade, fill a deep sink or bathtub with warm water and 1 teaspoon of dish soap or laundry detergent. For extra lampshade whitening, choose a laundry detergent that contains oxygen bleach.
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.