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How do I clean this?
With what cleaning agent (comet, vinegar, oven cleaner)?
With what abrasive (wire brush, sponge, etc)?
If I clean it, will it really come clean? Or is it waisted effort and I should just accept?
We are going to paint the ceiling, but wondering if I can successfully remove the soot/ smoke stains on the bricks?
I have not carefully inspected the stone/brick, it seems solid, but will admit I have not gotten up real close and checked it out yet.
If it makes any difference, the fireplace most likely only burned pine.
I will vacume the "wall" first, but then I am at a lost what else to do. Floor is some sort of wood tile product? Parkay? I have no idea, but wood floor takes out pressure wash solution.
Any advice appreciated, thanks