cleaning brick fireplace surround

nottinaApril 22, 2013

My brick fireplace surround has soot stains that I have tried to remove with no improvement. I have tried vinegar, oxy-clean, baking soda mixture, a "fireplace brick" cleaner and TSP.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove these soot stains?

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graywings123

Are you using a brush to scrub the brick?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 9:20AM
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nottina

Yes, I have been using a white scrub brush.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 2:14PM
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dretutz

Try Magic Eraser. I have stacked stone in a light color on the fireplace and it sooted up last winter. Nothing worked and the surface is not even making it hard to clean evenly. I bought two Mr. Clean magic erasers and it looks brand new.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 7:57PM
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Erin

I cleaned my sooty brick with Quick n Brite. It made a big difference but it was a big job and did make a giant mess but once it was done it looked so much better. I have the before and after photos somewhere! Check their website they have instructions for it. I know i used a stiff scrub brush and lots of rinsing. Just cover everything nearby because the scrubbing causes lots of 'over spray'. Its also non-toxic which is great.

ps. Once you try Quick n Brite you'll use it for EVERYTHING.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 1:58PM
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