Fireplace-Cleaning Tips

The Fire Screen

  • Most fire screens are black painted metal, but if your screen is brass-plate, clean it as you would other brass objects.
  • To clean painted fire screens, mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 gallon warm water. Add 1 teaspoon ammonia. Dip a cloth into the solution, and wipe down both sides of the screen. Rinse with a cloth dipped in clear, warm water.