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Freshen Up With Paint “N” Peel

The fireplace should be the focal point of your living spaces – not an eyesore. While stained masonry has no impact on a fireplace’s performance, it can have a major impact on the home’s aesthetics. If the masonry surround of your fireplace is stained or discolored from years of exposure to soot, ash, and smoke, this can make the entire fireplace look dirty and dated. Likewise, exterior chimney staining can make a house look older and negatively affect your home’s curb appeal.

In the past, the only ways to clean masonry were to spend hours scrubbing, use harsh and abrasive chemicals, or paint the bricks. Now, homeowners have another powerful and simple choice – Chimney Saver Paint “N” Peel fireplace cleaner.

How is Paint “N” Peel different from other products?

smoke stained fireplaceMost methods of removing masonry stains are either time and labor intensive or permanently alter the look of the bricks and mortar. While many interior cleaners are designed for stained masonry, there are significant drawbacks. The harsh chemicals used can affect the air quality in your home. They also have to be left on for days, and they usually require extensive scrubbing to work.

Even the most popular methods of cleaning exterior masonry come at a cost. While power washing exterior bricks and mortar can remove stains, the combination of extreme pressure and moisture can cause serious damage to the masonry. Unlike other cleaning methods, Paint “N” Peel, is environmentally friendly. It does not create harsh chemical odors, scrub-free, and removes stains without damaging the masonry. This makes it the ideal choice for removing both interior and exterior masonry stains.

How does Paint “N” Peel work?

Paint “N” Peel fireplace cleaner is safe, fast, and easy to use. The fireplace professional at Clean Sweep will begin by applying a thick coat of it  to the stained masonry using special brushes and tools. Once applied, the product cures for 6-12 hours. Because there are no harsh chemicals, the air quality in your home will not be affected as it dries.

Once cured, Paint “N” Peel forms a thick film on the masonry’s exterior. Your fireplace professional can then easily peel away the product from the brick. As it is peeled away, Paint “N” Peel can removes years of stains from ash, soot, and smoke to reveal  the beautiful, original masonry underneath.

Paint “N” Peel Can Give Your Curb The Appeal

Paint “N” Peel is designed to be used on both the fireplaces and chimneys. Spring and summer are the perfect time to clean and restore masonry using Paint “N” Peel, particularly when used outdoors. As it can only be used when temperatures are between 45 and 95 degrees, spring and summer are the perfect time to restore your fireplace.

If the masonry of your fireplace or chimney have become discolored from smoke, ash, or soot, don’t spend hours scrubbing bricks using harsh chemicals. Instead, contact the masonry experts at Clean Sweeps of Michigan. Our Paint “N” Peel system can make your bricks beautiful again!

Fireplace Season Is Coming to a Close, So Get Your Fireplace Stains Removed!

With warmer temperatures and longer days just around the corner, the winter burning season is drawing to a close. If you are preparing to close up your fireplace until next fall, now is the perfect time to have masonry smoke stains removed!

Unsightly masonry staining can negatively affect your home’s curb appeal or prematurely age your fireplace, turning a beautiful focal point into an unsightly eyesore. However, homeowners now have choices to clean their smoke stained masonry instead of resorting to painting the bricks or cleaning them using harsh, corrosive chemicals.

What causes masonry stains?

All wood-burning fires create soot, ash, and smoke. Unfortunately, these unavoidable byproducts of combustion can stain the masonry of the firebox, fireplace, and chimney.

Many older homes suffer from masonry staining as the result of years of soot buildup. This can occur both around the fireplace and at the top of the chimney. In newer homes, exterior chimney staining often indicates a venting problem. If the fireplace opening is too large for the flue, if a new insert has been installed, or if other modifications to the fireplace have been made, staining can occur. Interior fireplace staining, such as masonry stains directly above the firebox, is often caused by a single event; this can include an out-of-control fire, starting a fire when the damper is still closed, or the burning of unsuitable materials.

How to remove fireplace stains

In the past, many homeowners believed that there were only two ways to remove fireplace stains. You could either paint over the stained masonry or spend hours scrubbing with harsh chemicals. Instead of splashing on a coat of paint or spending the entire weekend with a bucket and a scrub brush, consider trying the Paint “N” Peel fireplace cleaner instead.

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we are proud to use SaverSystems Paint “N” Peel smoke removal products. This product removes smoke stains from masonry, without the use of harsh chemicals. Safe for both indoor and outdoor use, applying Paint “N” Peel will not create harmful odors in your home while it is being used; this allows homeowners to go about their normal routines while the product works on their fireplace or chimney.

Paint “N” Peel is fast, easy, and effective at removing stains on a variety of materials; it can be used on brick, mortar, stone, marble, tile, slate, and concrete. The product is painted on to the stained masonry where it is then left to dry for 6-12 hours. It becomes elastic as it cures, allowing it to be easily peeled away without messy flaking. It can effectively remove years of soot, ash, and smoke staining and help restore your fireplace and chimney to their former glory!

With the burning season drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to consider having your fireplace and chimney restored. If your fireplace is in good working condition but lacks in the look department, it may be time to remove smoke stains using Paint “N” Peel products. For more information on smoke stain removal or the Paint “N” Peel products, contact Clean Sweeps of Michigan today!

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