How To Clean Tiffany Lamp Shade

Jan 6th

Tiffany lamp shade name brings up so many memories of fancy stain glass lamps and sophisticated art. The Tiffany Studios produced these lamps from 1900 to 1932 which is when they went bankrupt. These lamps are priceless treasures and you will see a lot of private auctions being held. They can cost anywhere from thousands of dollars to millions and it is really hard to get your hands on a genuine Tiffany lamp. Since these lamps have become so famous we now generally call all stainless glass lamps Tiffany lamps and even though they are not worth millions of dollars they are still really precious.

Wonderful Design Tiffany Lamp Shade
Wonderful Design Tiffany Lamp Shade

If you are one of the lucky people who own a genuine Tiffany lamp shade you must take care of it! These lamps need the best care and you will need to clean them very carefully. The first step is to unplug the lamp to make sure you do not run into any dangerous situations that you would want to avoid when working with such a priceless item. If you have a lamp shade that is made with fabric, or mica, then you will need to clean it with something soft. Normally a soft feather brush or piece of cloth will be perfect for the job. If the lamp requires any further cleaning you should take it to professionals before you precede any further to ensure the safety of the lamp.

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If you have stained glass lamps or a Tiffany lamp shade made of jade then it you can use a normal lamp cleaner. Remember to use a soft cloth and do not spray the cleaner directly onto the lamp because this could damage it. If you spray onto the cloth and wipe gently then everything should be fine. Be very careful with something so precious.

The next thing you will have to clean is the base of the Tiffany lamp shade, and there are two kinds of bases. If you have a metal base then you will need to use an oil-based polish. Tiffany lamps which have a metal base will need this along with a soft cloth. Again, do not spray on the lamp directly and remember to wipe gently. If the Tiffany lamp has a ceramic or porcelain base then you can use warm water and a soft cloth. Simply dip the cloth in the water and wipe gently and slowly. Try to use distilled water since tap water can be corrosive and it can leave marks.