Fireplaces/stoves with glass doors – To refrain from using harsh chemicals, use a damp sheet of newspaper and the cup of ashes you set aside earlier. Rub the ashes onto the glass to remove soot and build-up. The ashes act as a gritty component and won’t scratch the glass doors, and it’s much safer to use than chemical cleaning products.
Top tip: For extra shine, spray white vinegar on the glass and wipe with a soft cloth.
Cleaning the fireplace surround – it’s important to choose the right cleaning method to ensure all stains are removed and no damage is caused to the surface. Each material requires a different approach.
For wooden surrounds
To clean a wooden surround luckily requires low maintenance and the wood usually only needs regular dusting to remain in spotless condition.
For marble surrounds
A clean, damp cloth will erase any surface marks on the marble which can be simply wiped clean. For stubborn stains, there are several marble cleaners available which will help remove any unwanted blemishes without damaging the surface.
If you’re after a beautiful shiny surface, you can use a duster to buff the marble up and give it a polished finish.
For stone surrounds
Apply warm water using a sponge to the stone surround. This will remove any simple, noticeable marks. For stubborn stains, you can use a mild detergent which should help remove the stains more easily.