Question by Headless Chicken!!: Cleaning product/ solution for brick fireplace?
I was watching “How clean is your house” the other week and it was in the U.S. They were cleaning a brick fireplace but I cant remember what Kim said she was using. It worked really well and would like to clean mine up the same way. Anyone see it or know please?
Answer by ♥TayLee♥
You can always purchase special cleaners from fireplace dealers. However, homemade cleaners seem to work just as well and will cost you a few dollars less!
Here’s one system that works well:
Make sure the fireplace is cooled off.
Spread protective sheets around the fireplace.
Put on some rubber gloves and goggles.
Mix 1 cup of TSP (Trisodium phosphate, available at any home improvement store) in a gallon of warm water.
Moisten the bricks with water from a spray bottle and use a stiff brush to scrub in the TSP solution.
Rinse by sponging with clear water.
Here’s another option:
Mix one quart of hot water with a ½ cup of yellow laundry soap, such as Fels Naphta.
After the mixture has completely cooled, add a pound of pumice powder and a ½ cup of ammonia.
Using a paintbrush, apply a thick coating of the mixture to the bricks.
After 30 minutes, scrub off the coating with a stiff brush and warm water, then rinse.
After your bricks are clean, pick up a masonry sealer and apply it to the bricks. The masonry sealer will make the bricks a lot easier to clean the next time.
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