How to clean quartz rock fireplace

by Mary
Is there an "easy" way to clean quartz rock?
Vintage fireplace quartz rock needs to be cleaned.
One end is especially dark from heater vent.
  9 answers
  • CK CK on Jan 06, 2015
    No matter what you do, it's gonna be a messy job :-( But hey, it's rock so it'll take whatever you can dish out :-) Try TSP in hot water (use rubber gloves to protect your hands). Use a brush that'll get into the crack and crevices, put down a drop cloth (I'd use plastic covered in old towels or rags) to catch the spilled dirty water, and go at it. You mentioned 'easy way'. You might try using the same TSP/hot water solution in a spray bottle first to see if it works without too much elbow grease. There may not be any easier way than good ol' fashioned heavy duty cleaner, water and your effort. ;-) Best of luck.
  • Letitia Letitia on Jan 06, 2015
    I wash the brick on my fireplace and the outside of my house with a stiff brush and a mixture of Dawn dish liquid and Tide. Don't use a wire brush! Good Luck!
  • Jeanne Sanders Jeanne Sanders on Jan 06, 2015
    I use Dawn and a steam cleaner on my brick fireplace..but it is MESSY
  • Lynn Miller Lynn Miller on Jan 07, 2015
    I got this from my chimney sweep: foaming Scrubbing Bubbles and a stiff brush. I got mine at the Dollar Store. It works great and not lot of clean up alter
  • Chrissie Antonio Chrissie Antonio on Jan 07, 2015
    TSP is the best. Use it in a spray bottle & with a brush. Protect you hands & wear old clothes. The TSP is harsh! I did a bar in AZ with 30 year of Cig Smoke! Thought the brick was brown . Nope they were white! Took me a week to get the two walls done! Then the next day I did just this a fire place. I never want to to this stuff again!
  • Al Al on Jan 07, 2015
    Messy yes. Use muriatic acid, the same stuf you clean concrete with. Available at hardware stores.
  • Grandmaquilts Grandmaquilts on Jan 07, 2015
    I saw this on one of the home improvement shows of TV. They cleaned the SLATE on a smoked-up fireplace with SHAVING FOAM. Said it is mostly soap anyway- Just spray heavily, let dry, then brush off. I would try this first!
    • Cp C Cp C on Jan 16, 2015
      @Grandmaquilts Well YAY on the shaving cream!! I ALREADY use it on my "marble "LIKE" sink that NOTHING else would clean without ruining it!! (hard water on black sink is UGLY!!! (I Let it dry and then wipe off with damp cloth)
  • Mary Mary on Jan 08, 2015
    oh my, thanks so much for all the great suggesions!
  • Lola Lola on Feb 02, 2015
    I would not use muriatic acid on it, it can damage the stone plus it is dangerous to use. I use my small steamer on mine, does a great job.