I have a metal fireplace which has now turned quite rusty. Does anyone know how I can clean it and get it back looking like new.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Try cleaning ith "Astonish" A natural cleaner hich can be bought from Kleenezie or some supermarkets. Great product. lots of uses
get a wire brush attachment for your power drill and a pair of safety glass and you can knock most of the rust off in about twenty minutes use some sand paper for the stubborn places .. then paint it with a high heat paint ...which can be purchased at any hardware store in a spray can or brush on version
Use Easy Off oven cleaner, it works great. Many pros use muriatic acid. Either one, wear rubber gloves.
Follow Imagine's advice and then using a soft brush coat the metal with Zebrite a carbon paste which you should be able to get from hardware stores. This is the original 'blacking' that our forebears used and when buffed up with a soft cloth looks amazing.
A very gentle method you might want to try before anything too intrusive is Miracle Cloth which you can buy from Lakeland catalogue or possibly ebay. It really is miraculous on rust and metals but it is so gentle it can be used on antiques. Costs about £2.50, definately worth a go.
i have used a normal BBQ cleaner spray before.
First, get rid of all the dust and ashes. Then spray the BBQ cleaner and leave on it for 1-2 hours. Then wash it all off. I have then used a greasy cloth and wipped the entire metal fireplace.
If it looks really bad you can repaint with some heat resistant paint (you can get it at BBQ and fireplace shops). You can find some more information here:
Hope that helps