Cleaning An Old Light Fixture
My husband and I bought a really nice old light fixture very much like this one. It fits the age and style of our house much better than the generic chandelier that hangs over our dining table now. It's a little grimey though, and of course shows its age. How do I clean it without removing the patina? (When I was talking about cleaning it, and trying to determine the original finish, the lady at the antique shop looked very distressed. I assured her that I wanted to take the dirt off, not take the old off!)
So, what would you all suggest to clean off an old metal light fixture without stripping the original finish? Just good old soap and water?