Lela Quinn
Lela Quinn
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  • Dayton, OH
Asked on Apr 15, 2019

How do you remove the soot built up on the brick?

Kathy Gunter LawMogie


How do you remove the sut built up on the brick above the fireplace?

2 answers
  • Mogie
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Make a paste of TSP and water.

    Apply the paste to a sponge, and use it to scrub off the black stains.

    Rinse the sponge thoroughly, and remove any residue with clean water.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 15, 2019

    VINEGAR: Mix cleaning vinegar & water 50/50 in a spray bottle. Dry brush as much as you can then spray the bricks and let sit. While wet, scrub from bottom up in circular motion with a brush. Follow up with baking soda & water wash to neutralize the vinegar's acidity.

    CREAM OF TARTAR: Combine 2 Tbs cream of tartar with a enough water to make a thin paste. Apply a layer to the area, let sit 5-10 minutes, rinse with warm water. Repeat if needed.

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