Best way to clean a stone fireplace?

brussoSeptember 28, 2009

I am working on a stone fireplace that is about 30 years old. It has never been cleaned. I can tell that the flat stones have some pink and gold streaks running thru them. It is very pretty rock. However, the dirt and soot (wood burning) covers up 75% of the pretty rock especially right around the firebox opening. I was going to use TSP to wash it down and rinse with water. then, apply a stone enhancer/sealer - like the product that is used for stone tiles.

Is there a better way to do this?

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sierraeast

Bored and don't have a clue,but I googled it and found this:

Here is a link that might be useful: cleaning soot from stone

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 2:38PM
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brickeyee

Just do not use a steel wire brush.

Steel metal will smear on the stone and then slowly cause rust to appear.

Brass or plastic brushes.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 4:38PM
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Divyah

The more often you clean up, the less dusty it will be......

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 3:44PM
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maid_o_cliff

I saw on HGTV that you can use oven cleaner and a scrub brush and it will do the trick. Make sure to take all safety precautions glasses, mask, and cover your skin. I do not know if this works just passing along the tip!

Good luck,
Red

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 10:31AM
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