What is the plastic inside a lampshade?
Most lampshade liners are made of plastic styrene, which you can find at craft stores and lamp suppliers. Although these liners are long-lasting, they do eventually discolor or crack. The liner protects the shade from the heat of the bulb and helps diffuse the light to ensure an even glow.
Can you line the inside of a lampshade?
Start by peeling back a small amount of the backing paper and line it up carefully. Be sure to start at the seam and then using your fingers carefully apply the sticky back plastic to the lampshade. It helps line everything up if you roll the lining up into a tube and placing it inside the lampshade.
Are you supposed to remove the plastic from lamp shades?
The wrapping simply protects the lampshade from being damaged or soiled before it is sold. It should be removed before use. Otherwise, the plastic could shrink and push the shade out of shape, or the heat of the lightbulb could melt the wrapping onto the shade.
How do you remove yellow stains from lamp shades?
If you have a stained or yellowing fabric lampshade, give it a bath to restore it to its former glory. To clean a stained fabric lampshade, fill a deep sink or bathtub with warm water and 1 teaspoon of dish soap or laundry detergent. For extra lampshade whitening, choose a laundry detergent that contains oxygen bleach.