Wrought iron lighting is a popular choice for interior, exterior, and decorative lighting. Thanks to the durability of wrought iron lighting fixtures, they can last a lifetime when given the proper care, which is really standard light maintenance. If you have wrought iron light fixtures in use on the interior or exterior of your home or property, you may be wondering what’s the best way to maintain and clean wrought iron lighting fixtures. In this post from the Illuminaries blog, we’ll discuss how to clean wrought iron lighting fixtures to guarantee longevity and reliability.
Wipe Down The Fixture Using A Damp Rag
Cleaning dust or dirt from your interior or exterior wrought iron lighting fixture is as simple as wiping down the fixture with a damp rag. Make sure to go with something soft, like a microfiber cloth or an old t-shirt. This ensures no scratches to the finish or the dings in the iron itself. Using a soap or detergent solution is unnecessary, though it poses no real threat of damaging the fixture. Turn off all the lights, and remove the bulbs so you don’t damage the electronics of the fixture.
Thoroughly Dry The Fixture With A Towel
To avoid rust forming on the wrought iron lighting fixture, make sure you dry it completely using a towel. While drying it, make sure to get into the nooks and crannies, and present moisture in these tight areas is a common way for rust to start forming on a wrought iron lighting fixture. It’s important to remember that iron’s biggest enemy is moisture, and this consideration should be made when deciding upon where to place your wrought iron fixture. For instance, if it’s outside, you should make sure it’s entirely covered and protected from rain, snow, and other external moisture sources.
Perform Touch Ups Where Necessary
During the cleaning and drying process, you may have noticed some general wear and tear on the fixture. Dust, debris, and other factors can result in dings and scratches on your wrought iron light fixture, especially in outdoor applications. Where indoor wrought iron lighting fixtures almost always will just require wiping and drying, outdoor wrought iron lighting fixtures can require a bit more maintenance.
If you’ve noticed wear and tear on your wrought iron fixture, wipe the area clean of any dirt, or dust, ensuring that the area is smooth. Then, apply a light coat of finish to the area with the blemish to make it unnoticeable and an issue of the past. Performing touch-ups on your wrought iron lighting fixture is really that easy. At Illuminaries, we carry all of our finishes for customers to purchase for when they need to perform touch-ups themselves. Shop our selection of finishes here.
For The Best Custom Made Wrought Iron Lighting Fixtures On The Market, Trust Illuminaries
At Illuminaries, we handcraft the most unique and stunning wrought iron lighting fixtures for applications of all kinds. Whether you’re trying to give a rustic look to your new country home, or spruce up your outdoor dining area, our wrought iron lighting fixtures are the right choice for you. Choose from custom chandeliers, sconces, pendant lights, and more to accentuate the style of your home in a unique and classy way. Shop our selection of wrought iron lighting products here, or contact us online to learn more.