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wampus

04:58PM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
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Anyone have suggestions on how to clean accumulated smoke stains on a stone fireplace mantelpiece? This is from 40+ years of fireplace use. I'm not sure what type of stone it is. House built 1958 in WI; stone is sort of a pinkish color, maybe Lannon stone; someone else suggested maybe Tennessee limestone?

Is this a do-it-yourself project or best left to a professional? Thanks for any help.

tamster00

12:50PM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 08/28/05
3 lifetime posts
When I purchased my house 3 years ago, I cleaned my native limestone fireplace with Krud Kutter, http://www.krudkutter.com/originalkk.html

It did a wonderful job of removing 20+ years of smoke from the stone. You can purchase it at Walmart, Sherwin-Williams, or your local paint supply store.

We also used nylon scrub brushes and toothbrushes to complete the job.

wampus

04:45PM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
12 lifetime posts
Thanks so much for suggesting this - we have both WalMart and Sherwin Williams stores here, so I will look for it, and give it a try.
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