How to Clean Fireplace Bricks?

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Soot and dirt can stain the bricks on a fireplace, but there are ways to get them surprisingly clean. This is a page about cleaning fireplace bricks.
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February 11, 2009

Does anyone have an easy way to clean fireplace brick? Also, living in the south we have a lot of humid days even in the winter. Does anyone know of a way to keep the fireplace smell away during those humid days?

Ward from Minden, LA

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By Marge from Michigan (Guest Post)
February 12, 20090 found this helpful
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I got this recipe from Kawkawlin Stone sales. It worked excellently for me. 1 QT warm water--1/4 cup powdered Tide-1/2 cup bleach. Directions: start from the bottom and scrub 3 or 4 rows. Let set for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Repeat until you reach the top.

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By Linda (Guest Post)
February 12, 20090 found this helpful
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I just asked this same question about the smell and was told to burn candles in the fire place itself. It WORKS!

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By kathy. (Guest Post)
February 13, 20090 found this helpful
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When we moved into our home here,there were two white brick fireplaces.They were filthy black from all the soot and dirt.I mixed up a solution of soapy water and clorox, 3 to 1 mixture and sprayed them from the top down. You would not believe how fast all that grime disappeared!

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