Care + Maintenance

ALL LAMPS SHADES AND BASES

Do not use any harsh abrasives, polishes or chemicals. When using furniture polish, remove lamp from area to prevent buildup of polish on the base. Do not wash any parts, glass shades in dishwasher.

TIFFANY ART GLASS SHADES

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your lamp. Cleaning products containing ammonia should not be used as it can affect the finish on the solder. Solder is a metal that can oxidize (tarnish), which results in a white film on the solder. This can be removed and prevented with a light coating of lemon oil.

FABRIC SHADES

Use a fine brush or a lint remover on your lampshade to remove the accumulated dirt and dust. If necessary, you may use a white cloth dampened with a mild solution of soapy water to wash the shade gently and evenly. Rinse thoroughly with a white cloth dipped in clean water. The shade should be allowed to dry quickly, preferably in the sun or by using a hair dryer. You may also use a home dry cleaning product.

GLASS AND MICA SHADES

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your shade. If necessary, you may use a white cloth dampened with a mild solution of soapy water to gently wash the shade. Rinse thoroughly with a white cloth dipped in clean water. A mild glass cleaner may also be used.

HEAVILY TEXTURED GLASS SHADES (SCAVO GLASS)

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe yours shade, using very light pressure. Do not rub hard as the texturizing materials may wear off. If necessary you may detach the shade and soak it in warm, soapy water for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Dry completely before reattaching.

METAL BASES (IRON, ALUMINUM, ETC.)

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your lamp. Solid metal bases can be polished with lemon oil.

RESIN OR PAINTED BASES

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your lamp. You may also dampen the cloth with a mild solution of soapy water. Rinse thoroughly with a white cloth dipped in clean water.

BRASS BASES

Our brass bases are lacquered to prevent tarnishing; therefore, using a brass cleaner is not necessary. To maintain the finish, use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your lamp.

WOOD BASES

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your lamp. You may also use lemon oil to restore its luster.

PORCELAIN BASES

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your shade. If necessary, you may use a white cloth dampened with a mild solution of soapy water to gently wash the shade. Rinse thoroughly with a white cloth dipped in clean water.

LEATHER BASES

Keep leather out of direct sunlight. Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe your lamp. You may use leather conditioner if needed.

CRYSTAL BASES AND ACCENTS

To maintain the brilliance of the crystal, use a clean, soft cloth to wipe it down gently. You may also use a crystal-cleaning spray available on the market.

OUTDOOR FIXTURES

Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe down the fixture. A glass cleaner may be used on the glass. To help preserve the finish a high quality car wax may be applied to the metal twice a year.

MIRRORS

Use a clean, soft cloth dampened with a mild solution of vinegar and water to wipe the glass clean starting from the center. Window cleaners containing ammonia should not be used.