Ron: I would first try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
This site should be helpful!
thanks ,will try
50/50 white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Dry brush off first then spray bricks, after 5 minutes spray again. Then wipe down with either microfiber cloth or magic eraser.
First, squirt your fireplace with water. This will prevent your cleaning solution from soaking in to the brick. Then, spray on an all-purpose cleaner diluted with water or a foaming bathroom cleaner. Then go back over the brick with a damp cloth to remove the soot. Give extra dirty spots a little extra scrubbing. Rinse and wipe dry. For other stones (such as marble), use the same process, but with a mild dishwashing liquid instead of an all-purpose cleaner.
Soot tends to be oily. A good degreaser should work. Krud Kutter would be my go to.
Hi Ron: Try this: Mix equal parts vinegar and water and combine in a spray bottle. After using a dry brush to remove as much loose soot as possible, spray the bricks with the solution and scrub again with a brush. Rinse and let dry.
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Hi Ron. You could make a solution with equal parts of vinegar and warm water. Add a couple squirts of Dawn dish soap. Has to be Dawn. Spray this on the dirty area. Use a wire brush to scrub the soot off. Keep rinsing the brush with clean water. (Make a bucket of water for rinsing.) This way you won't be scrubbing with a dirty brush.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-a-brick-fireplace-with-all-natural-cleaners-apartment-therapy-tutorials-216668
Here is how I did it: https://thehoneycombhome.com/the-fireplace-week-4-orc/
This post might help. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-a-brick-fireplace-with-all-natural-cleaners-apartment-therapy-tutorials-216668
Dry brush it off using a wire brush. If you wet the soot it will go into the brick like paint, and then you will have difficulty getting it out, even with soap and water as the brick will draw it in further. Best wishes
Hi Ron, hope this helps you out,
Mix equal parts vinegar and water and combine in a spray bottle. After using a dry brush or sponge to remove as much loose soot as possible, spray the bricks with the solution. Let it sit for a few minutes and spray once more.
Here is a link for a fireplace soot cleaner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv7QznuVruY
thnx .will try