My aunt has a fairly complex crystal chandaler in her living room. When she first got it, it was sparkling and colorful and all that, but after a few years it’s starting to get dull and dingy. Obviously, it’s cleaning time, and it looks like I might get drafted to do the job.
But what’s the easiest/best way to do it?
My first instinct would be to dismantle the chandalier one strand at a time, clean each strand, re-attach it, and repeat for the whole thing. Unfortunately, this sounds like an all-day job and a major pain in the tuckus…?
On the other hand, while browsing through Home Depot the other day, I saw a bottle of what was touted as chandalier cleaner – the idea is that you just spray it liberally on the chandalier, and it’ll dissolve/wash off/eliminate all the buildup you’ve got. You still need a towel or bucket to catch the runoff, but compared to the dismantle-and-clean idea, still not as big of a headache. But as a skeptical Doper, I wonder if this stuff is as good as it claims to be – there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, is there?
So what’s the word, Dopers? How can I clean the crystal without driving myself batty in the process?