How to Clean Fireplace Bricks?

Answer Fires produce smoke and soot wherever they are set ablaze. Surrounded by stone or brick, usually with a wire screen in front, and ventilated via a chimney flu, fires are usually well contained in f... Read More »

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How do I clean fireplace bricks?

Cleaning SolutionPour 1 ounce of dish washing liquid into a recycled plastic container. Add 1 ounce of table salt to the soap and mix together to form a paste. If the paste is too thick, add a smal... Read More »

How do I clean smoke from fireplace bricks?

Prepare the SurfaceSpray the bricks with water to prevent the cleaning solution from soaking into the brick before it cleans the surface.Scrub the BricksDip a stiff-brush in a cleaning solution. So... Read More »

What kind of bricks are used in a fireplace?

Firebricks are used in fireplaces. They are refractory ceramic, designed to withstand high heat but also to save energy. These bricks are made by firing clay in a kiln until they are partly vitrifi... Read More »

How to Take Apart a Brick Fireplace Without Ruining the Bricks?

Old bricks have an antique and aged appearance that cannot be duplicated with new brick. Saving these bricks during removal preserves them use in other projects. Removing brick from its mortar with... Read More »