What will take off spot on a brick fireplace?

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Aug 21, 2018

    What is the spot - soot?

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Aug 21, 2018

    Cindy,


    One of the best things I have seen was on one of those Fix it up shows. They used scrubbing bubbles and a stiff brush.

  • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Aug 21, 2018

    It really depends on what the spot is. Different stains and different surfaces require different treatments. You can try a basic baking soda/water paste and a brush. Do not use any acid (like vinegar) as this can damage the brick. If you provide additional information and maybe a photo I’ll be happy to offer additional options

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    • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Aug 22, 2018

      Easiest way is to lay an old towel or even a drop cloth down under the area you are cleaning, this is a messy job. Use a good scrub brush and hot water to get the brick wet and brush any loose creosote off the brick. Then take a damp rag and dip in bowl of baking soda and coat the brick with the baking soda. Leave it sit for 10-15 minutes, then take the wet brush and hot water again and brush it clean. It may take two applications depending on how thick the creosote is but this works great and it’s safe for all the surrounding surfaces it may get on.

  • Michal Michal on Aug 29, 2018

    tooth paste might