Using WD40 to clean your slate fireplace

Does your slate fireplace look dry, dusty, matt and decidedly grey rather than black? To bring it back to life, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Clean away the dust and surface deposits
  2. Spray WD40 lightly over your slate and then spread evenly using kitchen towel
  3. Allow a couple of hours for the smell to disappear before lighting the fire.

You will be very impressed with the result.

Warning: WD40 is not recommended on all slate and, in fact, too much can stain some types of slate and finishes. However, there are people who do swear by it. This remedy is used at your own risk, be sure to test on a hidden area first.