What are some tips for cleaning the front of a brick fireplace?


Quick Answer

Wear rubber gloves and goggles prior to cleaning the front of a brick fireplace. Place a tarp at the base of the fireplace, and vacuum the surroundings to remove loose dirt. Start with the least aggressive cleaning method, and move on to heavy duty cleaning solutions if needed.

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Brick and cleaners are hard on skin, so wear protective gloves before cleaning, and keep the room well ventilated. Get all cleaning supplies together before starting to make the job easier. Vacuum the brick wall, the area surrounding the fireplace and the fireplace itself, making sure to place a protective tarp on the floor around it to protect the floor or carpet.

Combine dish detergent and water in a spray bottle, spray on the front of the fireplace, and scrub with a nylon bristle brush. Rinse with plain water, and dry the area with a clean cloth. Add salt, borax or ammonia to dish washing liquid for some extra scrubbing power.

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