While making sure your fireplace is in good, working condition this winter is a top priority! Fire is essential to keep us warm during the winter months, but it’s also beautiful and relaxing to watch. This can be a challenge if the glass has soot and build-up. This may sound super challenging, but luckily, cleaning your fireplace glass is much easier than you think.
Did you know that the best glass cleaner for your fireplace is actually the leftover ash and soot from inside the fireplace? We know it sounds crazy, but it’s actually the best glass cleaner for a fireplace.
First things first. Do NOT attempt to clean your glass while it’s hot. Once your fire has been put out, wait at least a day to ensure there are no remaining burning embers inside or heat to the glass. To clean the glass, follow these simple steps.
If you can remove your glass/door, you’ll want to do this! It will give you more room to work with and will be easier to maneuver. You can lay down old towels or large pieces of cardboard and set your glass on these. This will create a working surface area. If you can’t take the fireplace glass off, you can open the doors and lay a towel underneath it.
Next, you’ll mix your solution of water, white vinegar, and enough of the ash from inside your fireplace to form a paste. There’s no exact measurement of each but use equal parts of water and vinegar with ash to form a paste the consistency of peanut butter. This will allow you to gently exfoliate the grime off the interior of your glass.
Apply this mixture with a microfiber towel and gently scrub in a circular motion. Wipe away with clean towels dipped in the water/vinegar mixture until all remaining soot and grime are gone. You can follow this step with a quick wipe down using your favorite glass cleaner to ensure a streak-free shine.
If you need to service your fireplace make sure to book a chimney sweeper on Pulled to assess your fireplace condition and provide any necessary repairs.