How do you clean a rock fireplace?

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To clean a rock fireplace, the first thing you should do is use a brush and household detergent to remove as much dirt, dust, and soot from the fireplace as possible. Avoid using any cleaner with ammonia in it. Once the fireplace is clean from loose dirt, allow it to dry and clean it with a phosphoric acid based masonry cleaner. This will clean the fireplace, and make the rock and grout look fresh and new. When you have cleaned off the loose dirt and dust prior to using the acid cleaner, it makes it easier for the acid to work correctly. When using the acid cleaner, make sure to wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles, and open the windows to ensure the room is well ventilated.
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How to Clean a Rock Fireplace
Natural rock fireplaces add an outdoorsy, casual look to a home. They're not hard to keep clean with an occasional washing with a household detergent and thorough rinsing. When the stones become dark or sooty, or if there are smoke streaks on the stones... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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