For the longest time I thought I had to live with cloudy fireplace glass. I didn’t realize that you could remove it! A couple years ago we had to have it serviced and the guy removed and cleaned the glass. I was thrilled to find out it’s super easy to remove and found a great fireplace glass cleaner that left it sparkling!
Remove the base plate and then the side door hinges if you have them. Our model glass has two clips at the very top, kind of like ski boot buckles if that makes sense. Then it just lifts out, ours is quite heavy so depending on how strong you are you might want or need some help. I laid mine down on a painter’s drop cloth like these Dirt Defense Cotton & Heavy canvas Drop cloth 4ft x 12 ft so I could keep my newly cleaned rugs, clean. Drop cloths are great for so many things I could do an entire post on them! Let the glass cool completely, our is always warm from the pilot light. Once cooled, shake the bottle well and rub on the White Off Rutland 1/2-Pint White-Off Glass Cleaner, 8 Fluid Ounce
cleaner with a paper towel. I did mine in sections and then rub off (it looks like car wax) until it’s clear. Carefully flip the glass over and repeat for the other side. I’ve had the same bottle for at least four years. I clean the glass twice a year. So it goes a long way.
You might want to take note of the top and the bottom, I put mine in upside down and had to take it out. Next time I think I’ll add a piece of painters tape to the top so I remember which way it goes in! If you’re not sure how your glass comes off, check your manual.
Another project checked off my list! Anything you’ve been wanting to do and gotten to? I love crossing things off my list, don’t you?
My tidied up great room and newly painted fireplace posts coming soon! Thanks for stopping!