By bram from South Orange, NJ on December 11, 2012
I have a fireplace that is made out of a whitish stone, not painted as it may appear, and I need to clean the soot off The soot/stain is minimal but I am afraid it will stain if I use detergents or chemicals. Will this stone cleaner work?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 11, 2012
Answer:This stone cleaner is designed to remove soot stains without affecting the natural coloration of the material itself. I have had several customers use this product with good results. I believe it would be the best option to remove the staining on your fireplace.
By Bob from Rhinelander, WI on February 28, 2012
I have a split field stone fireplace face. We had a leak from above. The stone faces themselves are OK but the mortar between(which is colored dark gray)has white mineral(I believe)deposits which soaked thru as the leakage from the roof occurred. Which of your products might help me?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 28, 2012
By Shelley from Columbus, OH on July 8, 2015
What are the directions for using this Rutland Non-toxic brick and stone cleaner?
By Will M. on July 8, 2015
Answer:You will want to wear gloves and eye protection and apply this product to a small, hidden area that has been sprayed with water to assure compatibility. Per the manufacturer, "liberally spray the dampened area with Brick & Stone
Cleaner. Clean off any overspray on metal and glass right away. Will not harm metal and glass, but it will be difficult to remove after drying. Scrub brick
and stone vigorously with wet non-metallic brush to get deep into pores. DO NOT LET AREA DRY, until thoroughly rinsed with clean water. Remove
all traces of cleaner before it dries. Repeat the process if necessary. If using outdoors, use care to protect area vegetation. For persistent dark stains, use peroxide mixed with small amount of white vinegar as a cleaning agent."
By Linda from Boca Raton, Florida on April 13, 2014
I am trying to brighten the brick hearth of my fireplace but it stays looking dusty - will this product help?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 14, 2014
Answer:This product will help to brighten dingy brick mortar and masonry. However, any soot that has gotten deep into the porous layer of mortar may require the use of muriatic acid to get a lasting clean.