It’s been a while since you cleaned your fireplace glass, and it’s looking a little bit grungy. No worries, it just takes a few minutes to make it sparkle again.
There are a variety of ways to clean your fireplace glass, but using ash is the easiest and most natural way.
How to clean your fireplace glass without chemicals
1. Take a damp paper towel or newspaper and dip in leftover ashes
To dip in ashes, take a damp paper towel or newspaper and dip it into the leftover ashes. Wait for the ashes to cool (before dipping your paper towel in!)
2. Wipe the glass in a circular motion to remove soot and darkness
Wipe the glass in a circular motion to loosen the caked-on soot. Wipe repeatedly until it is completely free of ash and soot. This should be done over a large surface area, as well as smaller details that have built up with ash/soot.
You may need to use extra ash or water to clean any darkened corners.
3. Finish off with a damp paper towel to remove the sooty paste
Finish off with a damp paper towel to remove the sooty paste finish off by polishing it with a wet paper towel. You will be amazed by how dirty the paper towel is; it’s removing all that buildup!
4. Polish with a dry paper towel
Polish with a dry paper towel until the doors are streak-free and shiny. Don’ skip this step; it really makes the glass shine!
Don’t want to use so many paper towels? Newspaper works well too!
Prefer a commercial fireplace glass cleaner?
👉🏻 There’s only one I recommend: Rutland Conditioning Glass Cleaner. The ashes work just as well but are much messier.
For more cleaning on the homestead
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If you’re looking for an easy and chemical-free way to clean your fireplace glass, try using ash. It’s free, works well, and is all-natural.