Cleaning Traditional Fireplace Mantels
If you bought a new fireplace mantel in Orange County, your provider will typically give you the proper care instructions for cleaning and maintenance of your new mantel. However, if you do not have these instructions or have an older mantel, you can use general cleaning methods that work well for most mantels, including traditional fireplace mantels.
Dusting is the most important cleaning you can do to prevent buildup and darkening of your mantel. Use a duster that attracts dust to reduce the amount of dirt that gets shoved into grain and detail work.
Most mantels can handle cleaning with a gentle solution in water. Use a lightly dampened rag to clean ground in dirt. Do not over-soak the mantel to reduce the risk of water stains. Rinse with a cloth dampened in clean water until all the solution is removed. A cotton swab or soft toothbrush can be used to gently remove dirt from intricate detail work. Allow to air dry.
A cleaning eraser works well on most stains, but a baking soda paste can be applied, rubbed in, and allowed to remain overnight. Rinse with a damp cloth. Repeat the process as necessary to remove set-in stains. Avoid harsh chemicals that can erode the materials.
If you are looking for traditional fireplace mantels in Orange County, SoCal Fireplace Mantels has a huge selection available. Stop in to choose a mantel or to find out more on how to properly care for your existing mantel.
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