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Cleaning Soot From Bricks

How can I remove the sooty black marks off of my brick fireplace? Thank you.

By Laurie from Mount Olive, MS

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

When we had a house fire the cleaning pros came in & used the coolest thing! They used a dry-cleaning "Soot Sponge" Here's more info:

http://www.teejaycorp.com/
http://www.pari  aning_sponge.htm
http://02b04bd.  rasersponge.aspx

The last URL is the cheapest.
Fore more info, just Google "Soot Sponge" or "Dry Cleaning Sponge"...

To get down into the groves, Use "Scrubbing Bubbles" bathroom cleaner & a toothbrush. Spray the scrubbing bubbles on (or a $1 store knock-off) then leave it sit for a minute or 2 then wipe the grime off with an old towel. After you have most of it off, spray it on again & use a toothbrush in the groves. Other cleaners won't work, you need a spray-on bathroom cleaner (the kind in a can, NOT products like "Fantastic" in a spray bottle). Also, places that sell woodstoves have amazing products & cleaners for this.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

I would use awesome from dollar tree. I used it to clean the wood around my fireplace and it took it all off.

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November 6, 20090 found this helpful

Great ideas, guys! I need to clean my fireplace too.

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