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Old 25-02-2006, 5:52 PM
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I wanna know how to clean a limestone fireplace.The woman in the showroom said I couldn't use water on it and to just use a dry cloth but it has black lines on it off pulling out the front thing to turn it on and off and my ds has spilt something on it so I really need to use something other than a dry cloth.Thanks.
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We had a stone fireplace made a few years back and were advised to used a weak bleach solution to remove marks. Have been doing this for a while with no ill effects.
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How about spraying a very small amount of water onto a microfibre cloth (Tesco selling a pack of 2 for 48p) and wiping with that, then use the dry one to buff it up?

I have the same problem with my marble fireplace
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How about spraying a very small amount of water onto a microfibre cloth (Tesco selling a pack of 2 for 48p) and wiping with that, then use the dry one to buff it up?

I have the same problem with my marble fireplace
Hi fellow 'lass', have tried the microfibre cloth but the marks are still there.Get a bit worried when I put anything damp on it and it goes darker where the damp has hit it.Have just got it and at this rate it's going to look a right mess in no time.My previous one was marble and I just used anything on that and it was okay for donkeys years. I think limestone is more porous than marble but I'm not sure. Should've just got a radient fire that sticks on the wall....less hassle.
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Old 26-02-2006, 10:48 AM
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I just Googled Limestone and this site seems about the most interesting.

http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple...032277,00.html

It seems that if you can get the marks off you would be best to then seal it to stop future marks
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Thanks,have looked at the site. You must be able to use water on it then,same with your marble.Will try the washing up liquid.Don't know bout the sealer would be a bit apprehensive about trying it.How bout if you try it first and let me know what happens.lol.
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I have a limestone fireplace and I asked the place were I bought it what I should clean it with so he gave me a bottle of special cleaner..I'll look at the name and get back to you but it may be worth ringing your supplier to ask advice..
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I have recently had a Limestone fireplace installed and whilst it does not yet require cleaning (apart from a quick flick with the duster now and again) the Company from whom I purchased it reccommend Lifotin Wexa which, according to them is widely available from any tile depot. I do not have this product nor have I used it so I cannot say how good or bad it maybe but the advice is freely available on their website and I don't think they would make any reccommendations if they hadn't tried and tested it themselves. Good Luck - Regards Sallysaver
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