Tips for Maintaining Stone Fireplace Mantels

Gaia #74If you are looking at stone fireplace mantels in Orange County or already have a stone mantel in place, you will need to take the proper steps to care for and maintain your mantel to keep it looking great for many years of enjoyment.

To avoid chips or damage, do not set objects directly on the mantel, especially if they are hard, heavy, or have sharp edges. Place a protective mat or decorative doily between the mantel and the object to keep the stone material safe and looking new.

To avoid water stains, do not set cups or glasses on your mantel. Condensation may form at the bottom of your glass, leaving a water mark on your mantel that may be difficult to remove. Use a coaster or better yet, find somewhere else to set your drinking glasses.

Regular dusting will keep fine particles from settling into the natural grain of the stone in your mantel. Choose an electrostatic duster that actually attracts dirt and dust to avoid pushing dirt into the grain.

For embedded dirt, moisten a clean cloth with gentle solution and gently rub your mantel with the dampened cloth, working in a circular motion. Rinse with a cloth dampened in clean water until the dirt is gone. Allow to air dry.

SoCal Fireplace Mantels is a leading provider of fireplace mantels in Orange County. If you need more information on caring for your fireplace mantel, you can get the help you need.

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