Did you know that an answer to how to clean fireplace glass is much easier than most people think?

Why do we like fireplaces? For their ability to produce heat and keep us warm during the cold season, but also for the beautiful, mesmerizing view of the flames. When that view is obstructed, a natural question arises: how to clean fireplace glass? Let’s find the answer!

How to clean fireplace glass

Everything that burns inside the fireplace makes the glass dirty; that’s why you should not postpone cleaning when you feel it is necessary. The good news is: it’s very easy to clean fireplace glass even if you don’t have any experience. To get started, you will need:

  1. A piece of cloth or a bunch of old newspapers
  2. Bowl (to mix chemicals together into a cleaning solution)
  3. Sprayer (to apply the cleaning solution)
  4. Water (both to make the cleaning solution and to wash it off the clean fireplace glass)

How to clean fireplace glass in 4 simple steps

  1. Remove black stains from the fireplace glass by lighting fire up. It should be intense as it will help you soot off the glass later.
  2. Let the glass cool! Never try to clean it right after the fire has just gone out, you can easily burn yourself or even break the glass.
  3. Use a piece of wet cloth if the glass has some dirt on top of the carbon film
  4. To eliminate the carbon film itself, use the white ash from the very fireplace you are cleaning. Put them in a bowl and add some water. Mix everything well, then apply the mixture onto a piece of cloth or old newspaper and clean the glass in gradual circular movements.
cleaning fireplace glass with newspapers

How to clean fireplace glass? Use ashes from the furnace and old newspapers!

Cleaning fireplace glass with ammonia and vinegar

  • In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of calcium carbonate, 1 tablespoon of ammonia, 1 tablespoon of alcohol, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and a few drops of dish-washing soap
  • And a little bit of water as well.
  • Spread this mixture on your fireplace glass with a soft sponge, then rinse it with water and dry it with cloth
  • This method is very effective and makes the glass remain clean for longer, and, as long as you have all the necessary chemicals, you don’t have to spend money on additional cleaning agents

Extra tips

  • The more often you use the fireplace, the more often your should clean the glass
  • Use a hairdryer to dry the glass after the cleaning, but make sure not to put the air stream into the furnace where the ashes sit, otherwise you’ll make a lot more mess!

Watch this video on how to clean fireplace glass for more information:

Following these simple tips on how to clean fireplace glass, you will enjoy the unobstructed view of the flames while enjoying the peaceful warmth during the cold season.


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