Dust / Dust Mites

Removing dust with your hair dryer

If you dust a lampshade with a feather duster or a cloth, all you are doing is pushing the dust further into the shade. Get your hair dryer and blast the dust away instead.

Cleaning picture frames

To clean a picture, wipe the top of the frame, then down the sides and, lastly, across the bottom.

Always spray glass cleaner on your cloth and never directly on the glass to prevent seepage under the glass that could damage the picture.

Dust Mites

  • Use a Hoover that picks up particles of dust up to 0.1 micron.
  • Hoover your upholstery at least once a month.
  • When Cleaning having your windows open for a couple of hours.
  • When you change your bed let it air for at least half an hour before you remake it and air the room at the same time.
  • Turn you bed down each day and let your bed air for at least half an hour before you remake it – dust mites like to be warm!!
  • Launder bed linen at 60 degrees centigrade.
  • Kill dust mites in pillows or duvets by putting them in a deep freeze overnight
  • Soak bedding for 30 - 60 minutes in eucalyptus oil (100ml) with a liquid detergent (25ml)

Oil Paintings

Oil Paintings can be expensive to restore, so by regularly dusting them you will save on restoration costs.

Use white bread to remove dust from your oil paintings. Bread will not leave a residue on your painting and it is extremely good at attracting dust without taking anything off of your painting.

Gently dab the bread over the surface of your painting to pick up the dust and dirt.


Never dust a warm or hot lightbulb with a damp cloth, as the bulb will shatter.

Dust Pan

Before you sweep dust into your dust pan spray Hair Spray into your dust pan and this will help to stop the dust flying around when you are sweeping up