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Stove Polishing a Fireback

Polishing A Fireback Pennsylvania Firebacks are given a coat of water based black paint to protect the iron from rust in storage and in shipping. To protect your fireback and enhance its reflective qualities, we recommend a coat of Stove Polish, or Stove Black be applied. This water based graphite paste can be easily applied before a fireback is installed in the hearth. Future spot touchup applications can be done with the fireback in place.

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Materials needed:
Stove Polish or Stove Black
toothbrush
small container
and gloves
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Apply polish
with toothbrush
uniformly on the
back, edges, and
of the fireback.
Fleur-De-Lis
Allow polish
to dry
twenty minutes
on average
on the fireback.
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Once dry, a high luster finish can be
achieved by burnishing the fireback
with a wire brush. You may choose
not to use a wire brush and brighten
only the high spots of the casting with
a rag, leaving deeper cavities flat black
to heighten the sculptural elements.
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Clean excess
Stove Black or
or Stove Polish
off the fireback
with a rag
before
installation.
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Polishing will increase the heat
reflective qualities of a fireback
and protect the iron from rust.
Future spot touchup applications
can be done in place after first
brushing off any soot adhering
to the fireback,