How to Clean Glass-Fronted Fires & Stoves
Posted on: 23rd December 2019
Over time, the glass of your glass-fronted fireplace may develop a hazy white film that obstructs the view of the fire. This is a normal occurrence that can easily be resolved in a few simple steps.
Dust is a common culprit of foggy fireplace glass. Dust will collect and build up if a fireplace is not regularly cleaned/maintained. The best way to prevent the white haze from developing is to clean your fireplace once a week, especially if you use your fireplace regularly and for long periods of time. To remove white haze and make your fireplace look as good as new, follow our step-by-step solution.
Step 1 — burn a hot fire
Burn a hot fire in your fireplace. You may think that this will add to the problem, but it will actually loosen the soot and dirt that’s stuck to the glass.
Remember to let your fireplace cool before moving onto step 2. You should leave it for a minimum of 6-8 hours before attempting to clean it. Check the temperature before handling.
Step 2 — Remove the glass
Carefully remove the glass plane from your fireplace. Gently place it on a soft surface (a thick towel is ideal) to prevent accidental cracking or breaking.
Step 3 — Wipe haze
To remove the white haze from the glass and improve its transparency, simply soak a microfiber cloth with water and wipe the interior-side of the glass.
This will remove the misty layer, but further cleaning is recommended to get the glass looking sparkling clean.
Step 4 — Remove dirt
Collect ashes from inside the fireplace and mix with water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the glass with a microfiber cloth. The paste acts like any commercially-available fireplace cleaning product and will help to remove stubborn dirt from the pane.
Step 5 — Clear streaks
Remove any streaks by using a solution of one part vinegar with three parts water. Simply mix this solution in a bowl and apply to the pane or add to a spray bottle for the easiest application. Leave it for 30 seconds and then scrub in a circular motion with a clean cotton cloth.
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