Installing crown molding is a complicated process, which is why The Handyman Company is willing and able to do it for you. Crown molding installation is also an expensive investment though, which means you will want to make sure it stays in top tip condition for years to come. How do you do that? There are a number of things you should and should not do in order to ensure that your beautiful new crown molding does not lose its royal luster. Consider the tips below to maintain the quality of your home’s crown molding by keeping it clean.
1. Reach it. The trickiest part of cleaning crown molding is overcoming the height aspect. You may choose to invest in a duster with an extra long handle, or you can improvise with current household items. Basically, you can take your mop or broom and wrap a dusting-friendly cloth around the large end of it. Make sure to secure the cloth tightly and choose a fabric that will actually collect the dust, not just move it around.
2. Leverage a ladder. Depending on the height of your ceilings, you may also want to keep a stepladder or medium-sized ladder easily accessible. Be sure to utilize this with caution while cleaning. The cleanliness of your crown molding is important but safety always comes first.
3. Pick a product. The cleaning product that you choose to use on your crown molding depends on what material it is made out of. No matter what, never apply too much cleaning product because that is a sure fire way to damage your beautiful crown molding.
4. Suck it up. Again, depending on the height of your ceilings, you may be able to put those fancy vacuum attachments to good use finally. Vacuuming up the dust, and possibly cobwebs, that have naturally built up on your crown molding is an incredibly efficient cleaning method. If you need a ladder to assist with this task, make sure enlist the help of someone else to help control the ladder and the vacuum.
The benefit of crown molding cleaning is that it is actually fairly low maintenance. Due to the height at which it exists, you typically don’t have to worry about fingerprints or accidental stains. A good wipe down and/or dusting every few weeks will keep your crown molding in optimal condition and will also keep the air inside the home healthy for your family.