Wood Stove Polish

Written by Charles Peacock
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Stoves and fireplaces are a great thing to have in the home, but they do require some maintenance to keep them running smoothly and looking nice. One of the biggest problems with hot appliances like these is that they tend to dirty and discolor faster than normal appliances. Because they get so hot, they attract different types of deposits (from inside the fire and outside as well) that can be quite difficult to remove.

Keeping Your Stove Clean

Whether your stove is painted with a gloss or matte finish, it is always prone to fading and discoloration. Soot, creosote and ash deposits can quickly dull the finish of your stove even if you only use it occasionally. Unfortunately, normal household cleaners are not strong enough to remove deposits that are quite literally cooked on to the surface of your stove.

If you want to bring that old shine back to your stove, the best thing you can do is invest in some stove cleaner and polish. Stove cleaners are designed to break down the tough deposits that build up on your stove, and many of them also contain protective compounds that will prevent deposits from forming so easily in the future. If you need to clean the glass on the front of your stove, you can also find special glass cleaners that are designed specifically for this purpose.

Once you have cleaned the deposits off of your stove, you might want to take some extra steps to really shine it up. Many cleaners work like car wax--they leave a dull film on the painted surface that can be buffed off, leaving a brilliant sheen behind. If your cleaner does not contain a polishing compound, you can buy an extra bottle of polish to take care of the final step.


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