Cleaning your Fireplace Door

Cleaning your Fireplace Door

Cleaning your Superior Fireplace Door is fairly simple.  Overtime there can be a lot of build up on the glass on your door.  You will want to take it off and clean it.  On a gas fireplace there can be a white film that forms on the inside of the door.   For a wood fireplace the build up would be darker because of the smoke and ash hitting the glass. 

The first thing you need to do is make sure the glass is not hot.  If you have just turned off your fireplace or put out the fire.  Then you should wait a while before cleaning it. If you don’t wait until it has been cooled, then it could have a higher chance of shattering or you could burn yourself.

The next thing you want to do is remove the doors which can be removed easily with a screwdriver. (See the Installation Post)  Once you have the doors off, lay them face down on the floor with the inside facing up.  You can remove the film easily with a razor blade.  Just “shave” the film off the door.  

When the film has been removed, you can use a window cleaner or you can buy fireplace glass cleaner which we would recommend.  Remember when you are cleaning that you don’t want to use anything abrasive because you don’t want to scratch the glass.  Also when cleaning, scrub in a circular motion with light pressure.  Too much pressure will shatter the glass.  

After you have done that let it sit there with the cleaner for 5-10 minutes, you can clean the rest of the fireplace or something while you wait.  After that take the same cloth and wet it and wipe it off or you can take it outside and spray it with the hose.  

Now you are ready to put the doors back on and you have a pair of clean fire place doors.  Again, if you need help installing your Superior Fireplace doors, see our installation guide.