To remove creosote from brick, protect the area with plastic sheets and create a cleaning paste. Apply the paste to the bricks, leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes, remove it with a stiff brush and then rinse it off with cold water. Wear gloves, goggles and a face mask during the task.
Place plastic sheets, or tarps, around the fireplace to protect surrounding furnishing from debris. Open all windows and doors to keep the room well-ventilated.
Prevent accidental injury by wearing non-ventilated goggles, a face mask and rubber gloves.
In a large mixing bowl, combine equal amounts of salt and liquid dish washing detergent. Add a half cup of ammonia, and stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes a creamy paste.
While wearing rubber gloves, smear a coating of the paste over the creosote-saturated bricks. Continue until the entire area is covered. Allow the paste to rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
After the paste has mostly-dried, vigorously scrub the bricks with a stiff brush or steel wool sponge. Scrub in a circular motion, and continue until the paste and creosote are removed.
Fill a spray bottle with cold water, and saturate the bricks. Wipe away remaining creosote and cleaning paste with a clean towel.
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