Removing smoke stains from your fireplace surround is super easy. Well, except for the whole “elbow grease” thing.
Grab a gallon bucket and fill it with warm water. Drop a couple drops of Dawn dish soap in the water. The water should be soapy but not sudsy. Lay some towels and/or protective covering on/around your mantel.
In this case, the carpet was hideous, so, who cares?! Dunk your scrub brush and get after it. It’s that simple.
Our fireplace went from this:
I got this little tip from my mother-in-law and she says it has to be Dawn. I didn’t question it.
Make sure that the scrub brush you pick is super sturdy and coarse and scrub until the black goes away. As long as you don’t over do it on the Dawn, you will not need to rinse.
See more before and after home reno images here.