Monday, January 21, 2013

Removing Black Soot On Fireplace Front Organically

This is a great way to remove soot build up on fireplace front. It also works great on stone and brick that have stains. Most commercial cleaners have harsh chemicals that may be harmful to you and your family. Distilled white vinegar is a natural mild acid that has been used for years by many different industries.It's main ingredient is acetic acid, giving it's natural power to clean. I have included a step by step instructions on how to remove stains. I have customers ask me all the time how to keep the hearth on the fireplace looking new and free from stains. Sealing any masonry surface with a good brick or stone sealer will prevent  stains from penetrating the surface. This makes for an easy clean up when something does get on it,usually a wet rag is all thats needed.
Tools needed
1 cup Distilled White Vinegar in spray bottle
1 cup Water in spray bottle
Hand held brush
Some elbow grease

Quick Tips: Many older homes have plaster walls,driving nails into them can cause cracks. To Eliminate this put a strip of masking tape on wall. Drive nail into tape, once set remove tape

If you need to fix small cracks on plaster walls ,Instead of mixing plaster with water,use vinegar to mix for a stronger fill

No Plaster? Try some white carpenters glue mixed with baking soda. This also works good for nail holes on drywall

Have any good tips ? Please share


  1. Wow great info and tips...good blog!

  2. Thank you I'm glad you liked it. If there's a specific topic you would like me to cover please let me know, I may just use it for next weeks edition

  3. Having an all-purpose cleaning material for the whole fireplace is indeed handy. At least you can just make a large batch to clean everything in one go. Thanks for this post!

    Eugene Head