How To Remove Soot and Smoke Stains From Your Fireplace.

The winter time is the right time for nestling besides the glow from your fireplace. Unfortunately, the escape of smoke can often leave deposits on the stones or bricks on your hearth, To clean them, simply dissolve Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) into a bucket of water, following the directions on the package, then scrub it down with a firm-bristled brush. Repeat as necessary, then rinse.

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scissorcrafts on Jan 08, 2011:

I have found that degreasers do a great job of disolving soot.  Spray on, wipe off, very little scrubbing necessary.

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