Spring Cleaning Your Fireplace — Part Two: Removing Soot from Wood Mantels and Metal Trim


Nothing mars the beauty of your fireplace like unsightly soot, but using harsh chemical cleaners to remove the oily buildup isn’t the only option. In Part One of this short series, we covered how to clean soot from brick and glass. In this section, we’ll offer tips and tricks for spring cleaning the painted or stained wood mantle and metal trim pieces around your fireplace or gas insert.

The Mantel

Don’t despair if your painted or stained wood mantel gets sooty, and don’t drag out any stiff
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