How to Keep Stone Fireplace Mantels Clean
Purchasing a new stone fireplace mantel in Orange County can improve or add to the appearance of any room. In order to keep your new mantel looking its best, it is important to keep it clean and looking in great condition. While you can purchase special cleaning supplies at the recommendation of your mantel provider, you can do most cleaning with items you may already have at home.
Keep your stone mantel dusted on a regular basis. Use a special magnetic duster that attracts dust to prevent dirt from getting embedded in the grain of the stone.
Even with regular dusting, dirt can build up, especially if you use your fireplace. For deeper dirt, make a gentle solution, such as dish washing liquid and water. Dampen a clean rag with the solution and wring out the excess water. Gently clean the stone with the dampened rag. Repeat until cleaned. Rinse well with a new rag dampened in water and repeated until rinsed and clean.
There are times when stains may occur. A special cleaning eraser, used according to package instructions, can remove many stains. A paste made from baking soda and water can be applied and left overnight. Wipe off with a clean, damp rag, rubbing from the outside of the stain toward the inside to prevent spreading. Repeat until rinsed and clean.
If you have any questions about cleaning your stone mantel, SoCal Fireplace Mantels, provider of stone fireplace mantels in Orange County, can help with your mantel-cleaning needs.
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