Cleaning a fireplace hearth

June 19th 2000

Question from: William
Victoria, BC

Dear Shell,

How do you clean black slate on a fireplace hearth? There are white water stains which I cannot remove.

Thanks, William

Dear William,

Using a pot scrubber pad and T.S.P. mix 2 tablespoon into 1 quart hot water. Apply to slate in a puddle. Wear rubber gloves and scrub with scotch brite pad and allow to sit for 5 10 minutes scrub again and rinse. Allow to dry. Apply 2 coats slate gloss available at Lumberworld or Slegg Lumber.

Its just that easy.

Shell Busey