Asked on Nov 21, 2014

Cleaning a concrete fireplace slab

by Rita
I am hoping for a good answer on how to cleaning a fireplace slab of concrete in front of the fireplace? What can I use, can I paint it also and what do I buy to do so.. thank you!
  6 answers
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 21, 2014
    I'd scrub it with whatever you have on hand, first. I would use concrete stain rather than paint. You could probably do a faux treatment if you used more than one shade.
  • Daniel W Daniel W on Nov 22, 2014
    Try using automatic dishwasher powder. Mix a cup of powder to couple cups water, then sponge it on, works great for sooty bricks too.
  • Nancy Jenkins Nancy Jenkins on Nov 22, 2014
    Mine was not a wood burning fireplace so I chose to clean with TSP and water and rinse. I hope the sponge I use won't fall apart. I will put old sheet on wood flooring so TSP and then primer paint, catch the drips. Smokers must have been upstairs too.
  • LaVerne Jutila LaVerne Jutila on Nov 22, 2014
    Goof off miracle remover a miracle before your eyes easy removal soot n no elbow grease
  • Theresa Tucker Theresa Tucker on Nov 25, 2014
    Believe it or not, that hand sanitizer eats off anything, and we use it on kids hands??? I used oxi clean wash machine powder and a water spray to clean my grout, where even bleach wouldn't work, left it on for awhile and resprayed it. Wow!!!
  • Nancy Jenkins Nancy Jenkins on Nov 26, 2014
    I have done the cleaning, now to primer paint. Not sure how many coats. Then if buyer comes along then they can choose their colour to paint when they get it home.