How To Clean a Cast Iron Fireplace

2 November 2023  |  Admin

Live out your upstairs/downstairs fantasies with a spot of grate blackening! Our range of new cast iron fireplaces come off the factory floor spotlessly clean, but it doesn't take long for that to change. Even after one season of burning, cast iron radiators will need a clean, along with the flue or chimney. We guide you through doing this in a few simple steps to keep your cast iron fireplace in the best condition possible. 

Every week: A once over with the vacuum should keep  cast iron fireplaces looking presentable. Rust is a problem with cast iron, so don't use water to clean it. 

Stubborn dirt can be tackled with methylated spirits - apply on soft cloths, changing them as you go until they come away clean, and keeping away from any tiles as meths may damage them.

Re-blacken your cast iron fireplace with black grate polish, but protect carpet, wallcoverings, etc nearby unless you'd like a huge mess.  

Always check manufacturer's instructions first. Always try a test patch first. If you are unsure as to whether the item you are cleaning is suitable for our instructions, take professional cleaning advice first.

If you'd like to follow along a video of this process, check out below: