Saw someone posted a while ago about washing their lamp shades as part of "spring" cleaning and made me wonder - can you do that? I've always used dusters and even hand-held vacuums to try to keep them clean but, after time, they do begin to be a bit "less than spiffy" so:
CAN you wash them? If so, how? Seems like the shower would have too much force for the shade, the tub would soak them and probably lessen the glue, so does that leave the kitchen sink with maybe Ivory soap? No idea here - help if you can!
BTW, these aren't antique shades - probably 10 years old or less and not super expensive although they are nice quality linen - just not looking as good as I would like! Appreciate any suggestions!
I DO WAsh lamp shades by holding them over the sink and letting the faucet water wet them, or I could partially fill the sink with water and d.w. detergent and then just swish them around making sure every side gets immersed. I then use the sink hose to rinse them off and hang them on the clothes line to drip dry. I have been married 50 years and have always done this.
My lampshades are not super expensive though. this is a lamp whose shade I wash in the way described.
p.s. I thought this shade was too short so I added on the fringe by glue gunning it on. It still washes o.k.This message has been edited. Last edited by: lady of shallot,