Lampshades are a great addition to your home’s inside, but over time, they may get dirty and dusty. Wash your cloth lampshade at a bath and rinse and dry it thoroughly. In case your lampshade is made from paper, simply make use of a dry microfiber cloth to remove the dust. Both these approaches are simple, and will leave your lampshades looking fresh and tidy.

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EditCleaning a Fabric, Glass, Plastic, or Fiberglass Lampshade

  1. Unplug the lamp out of the wall and remove the colour. Turn off the power button and pull the plug out. Attempt to unscrew the lampshade. If the color does not come off, remove and then screw the shade off. [1]
    • It is really important to make sure the electricity is disconnected, as this avoids the threat of electrocution.
  2. Wipe the lampshade using a damp microfiber cloth. Wet the microfiber cloth and wring it out. Wipe out and the inside of the lampshade to get rid of any dust or surface grime. If the fabric is smearing the dust around the lampshade, rinse the cloth and try again. [two ]
    • Continue to wash the lampshade until all of the dust has been eliminated.
    • As an alternative, you can eliminate dust using a sticky lint roller or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. [3]
  3. Fill your tub with warm water, or even cold water in case you are cleaning a cloth shade. If you can, fill the bath with sufficient water to cover the lampshade. This will make it more easy to submerge the lampshade in the water. Use a bucket if you do not have a tub or sink instead. Avoid washing a cloth lampshade may cause it to shrink. [4]
    • If the tub is dirty or dusty, give it a quick clean before filling it with water.
  4. Mix of liquid laundry detergent to the water. Use your hand to swish the detergent till the water is tender and bubbly. Add a couple more drops if the water doesn’t have any bubbles in it. [5]
    • in case you don’t have liquid laundry detergent, use dishwashing liquid rather.
  5. Add of white vinegar into the water if the lamp is fatty. This is very effective for glass, plastic, and fiberglass lampshades when they are touched that accumulate grease. Pour to the tub and then use your hand to mix around it in the water. [6]
    • Skip this step if the lampshade is not greasy.
  6. Dip a microfiber cloth into the sterile water and use it to wipe down the color. Submerge the fabric in the tub water and the lampshade. Wring any water out of the cloth and then wipe the shade from the very top to the ground. If there are some marks on the lampshade, use the cloth to rub out the stains. [7]
    • Hold on the lampshade over the bath to avoid it dripping on the ground.
    • If you have any mildew on your lamp, then pay particular attention to these areas. Rub the cloth over the mildew to scrub off it.
    • If your lampshade is made of silk, avoid rubbing it vigorously as this may damage the fabric.
    • Leave the shade to soak in the water for 10 minutes if the marks are not coming off the shade.
  7. Empty the bathtub and rinse the lampshade under warm water. Pull the plug in out and turn on the tap that is hot. Rotate the lamp below the flow of water the lamp looks clean along with before the soapy residue is eliminated!
  8. The rinsing process normally takes about 1 minute.
  9. Leave the shade to dry for 24 hours before reattaching it to the lamp. Put the shade on a surface, such as or in a laundry basket, to dry. If the weather is fine, leave the process to accelerate. [9]
    • be certain the color is totally dry before putting it back to the lamp.
    • If you want to wash the lampshade faster, try gently massaging it with a hair dryer on a low setting.
      Paper is readily stained with oil and moisture. Wear gloves to avoid marking the paper. Dishwashing gloves or latex gloves work well. [10]

      • Buy latex or dishwashing gloves from a grocery store or cleaning store.
    • Switch off the power switch and eliminate the shade. This stops the risk of electrocution. If you’re unsure if the electricity is off, simply remove. Lift the shade. Remove the light bulb if the color won’t come off and then try again.
  10. Scrub the color with a dry microfiber fabric. These materials work well since they trap the dust in their fibers, rather. Start at the top of the lampshade and wash down toward the bottom. Continue till all of the dust is gone to gently wipe the shade.
    • In case you don’t possess a microfiber fabric, use a fluffy cleaning fabric instead.

EditThings you will want

EditFixing a Paint, Glass, Plastic, or Fiberglass Lampshade

  • Bath
  • Microfiber fabric, sticky lint roller, or vacuum with a soft brush attachment
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Measuring spoons and cups

EditRemoving Dust in a Paper Lampshade

  • Microfiber fabric, fluffy cleaning cloth, or vacuum with a soft brush attachment


  • If you’ve got a dishwasher, place your glass lampshade on the top plate and set the dishwasher to a cleaning cycle. [13]

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