How to Remove a Burn Mark From a Fireplace

Working fireplaces are beautiful and can add instant ambience to a room. However, the hypnotic dance of the flames can sometimes come with a price. Stray embers and shooting sparks can scorch your fire's enclosure, leaving unsightly burn marks. If you have a stone or brick fireplace, use Coca-Cola as a non-toxic way to remove the damage. If Coca-Cola doesn't work, trisodium phosphate should do the trick.

If the burned area feels rough, you will need to contact a professional restorer.

Coca-Cola Method

Step 1

Pour cola into the bowl and dip the scrub brush into the soda.

Step 2

Scrub the burns with wet scrub brush, applying additional Coca-Cola as needed.

Step 3

Rinse scrub brush and scrubbed area with clean water. Scrub the area again using plain water. Blot dry.

Trisodium Phosphate Method

Step 1

Put on gloves and face mask. If you are accident prone, long sleeves, pants and closed-toe shoes are advised.

Step 2

Combine 1 tbsp. of trisodium phosphate with 1 gallon of water.

Step 3

Dip the scrub brush into the trisodium phosphate solution and apply to the burn mark.

Step 4

Scrub the burn mark gently, wetting the area with additional solution as necessary.

Step 5

Rinse area thoroughly and repeatedly with plain water. Blot dry.