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Cleaning Soot From Bricks

I would like to know the best product or method to clean soot from bricks, which are around an internal fire place.

Thanks for any help,

Bob from New Zealand

Answers:

Cleaning Soot From Bricks

Muriatic acid diluted with a littlewater and a soft bristly brush will remove the soot. Make sure you cover the area around it with plastic. Brush gently and wipe with a clean sponge. Wear a mask when doing this chore. The fumes are toxic. (10/10/2005)

By Annie.

Cleaning Soot From Bricks

Trisodium Phospate or tsp can be bought at most hardware stores. I use it mixed with water and a stiff brush.. About 1/2 cup to a pail. AND USE RUBBER GLOVES. Rinse after. Should clean up easily (10/11/2005)

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By Susan from Hamilton

Cleaning Soot From Bricks

One day I noticed a lady scrubbing the bricks on her porch. they were a light yellow. they were beautiful when she was done. She said she used ajax or comet type cleanser on them. Good luck (10/11/2005)

By Eve

Cleaning Soot From Bricks

Homemade Fireplace Cleaner (posted 2005-04-01)

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Hot Water
  • 1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap
  • 1/2 Pound Powdered Pumice
  • 1/2 Cup Ammonia
Grate Fels Naptha Soap into a bucket with hot water. Then add Pumice and Ammonia. Mix all ingredients well. Wear gloves and make sure you have adequate ventilation when using this solution. Scrub fireplace with this solution and then scrub with water to rinse.
(10/12/2005)

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