CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
- Due to the nature of our exquisite hand applied finishes, our product requires special cleaning. Use of water or other liquid cleaning products may result in stains or damage to the finish of the lamp. We recommend the use of only a dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust on all surfaces of our product including glass, mirror & crystals.
- Make sure the switch is turned off.
- If needed, secure a ladder near light fixtures you cannot reach from ground.
- Remove any globes, shields or grills with an appropriate tool (most likely a screwdriver); then unscrew and remove the light bulbs (or fluorescent tube). Set all parts aside.
- Fill two large buckets with hot water and add dish soap. Agitate the water to create suds.
- Place removed items (not the light bulbs) in one bucket.
- Saturate a rag or sponge with sudsy water from the second bucket and use that to wipe down the parts of the light fixture that you could not remove. Keep water from running into open sockets.
- Rinse the fixed pieces with water; remove the loosened pieces from their bucket, wipe them down and rinse them as well.
- When all pieces are dry, apply polish or wax to metal parts if desired; use glass cleaner to clean glass globes or shades.
- Wipe off light bulbs or tubes with a damp rag, being careful not to get the end that screws into the socket wet; then reassemble the light fixtures.
For coastal environments, we recommend that all outdoor luminaries be cleaned monthly in order to remove the salt and dust that accumulates daily.
- Rinse fixture with tap water, ensuring any accumulated salt buildup is removed. Adjust water pressure accordingly.
- Wash the surfaces with a medium brush and light soap with PH not higher than 8.5.
- Rinse again with tap water, adjusting water pressure accordingly.
Note: The environment within ten miles of a sea coast can be extremely corrosive. Even with the appropriate maintenance, products installed in this environment will typically deteriorate more than products installed in a less severe environment. Some corrosion and/or deterioration is considered “normal wear” in this environment. Thus, any claim for finish failures or for corrosion of other components due to coastal environment conditions may not be applicable to the above warranty.