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How to Clean Capiz Shell Lampshade

Updated February 21, 2017

Capiz shell comes from mollusks that only live in Indonesia and the Philippines. After the shell is collected, it is cleaned to remove salt water and imperfections. It is then polished to bring out the natural beauty in the shell and coated to protect it from environmental elements, such as dust and allergens. The shell is then cut into the shape it is needed for the item it is used in. It is commonly used in platters, jewellery, candle holders and lamps. Wipe your capiz shell lamp routinely, to keep it free of dirt and dust, using only water and a soft cloth. If deeper cleaning is needed, you can use liquid dish soap.

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  1. Dampen a soft cloth in cool water. Wring the cloth to remove excess water.

  2. Wipe the capiz shell lampshade to remove dirt, dust, residue and build-up. This is all the cleaning that is routinely needed capiz shell.

  3. Fill a small bowl with a squirt of liquid dish soap and room temperature water, for persistent spots or stains. Dip a soft cloth in the soapy water. Wipe away any remaining spots or stains. Rinse the cloth under cool water until the water running from the cloth is clear. Wipe the capiz shell to remove any soap residue.

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Things You'll Need

  • Soft cloth
  • Bowl
  • Liquid dish soap

About the Author

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.

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