A woman has encouraged people to clean their ceiling fans regularly after she discovered just how much dirt and dust were lurking on her household item.
The Australian woman said she wanted to clean the yellow-tinged fans and paint the blades – but once the filth was removed, she realised the fans were an entirely different shade.
‘Thought the rattan was coloured but it’s actually white… was just dirty,’ she said in a Facebook group, alongside ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of the transformation.
The fan blades originally had a yellow tinge due to a lack of cleaning over a long period of time
The woman removed and cleaned each blade thoroughly before spray painting the fans’ attachments with an $8.40 black spray paint from Bunnings Warehouse.
‘Think I’m addicted to Black and Squirts by White Knight,’ she said, adding: ‘One down five to go! Much better than purchasing six new black fans!!!’
The social media post received hundreds of ‘likes’ and comments from others who were impressed with the transformation.
Many on social media said they will need to clean their ceiling fans too – as it’s a chore that isn’t usually on the to-do list
Many said they will need to clean their ceiling fans too – as it’s a chore that isn’t usually on the to-do list.
‘You just made me realise my dining fan is not brown rattan but in fact just dirty,’ one person said.
‘Ours have gone yellow. Great idea!’ another said, and a third added: ‘OMG we have the same fan.’
To hide the old rattan material, others made the suggestion to turn the blades over for a simple plain white look
To hide the old rattan material, others made the suggestion to turn the blades over for a simple plain white look.
‘I flipped the blades over so the rattan side is on the top. Looks great as the other side is flat,’ one person said.
When cleaning the fan, it’s also essential to act with caution and to avoid bending the blades.