Due to the normal wear and tear that comes from opening and closing your fireplace door, gaskets will need to be replaced when they are no longer establishing a firm seal. The good news is, this is an easy DIY task that can be completed in a very short amount of time, right in your own home. (For a complete tutorial on how to test your high temperature gasket first, click here to be redirected to an instructional video!)
Just a friendly suggestion: it is a good idea to replace the window seal along with the door gasket.
*Gasket cement can cause skin and eye irritation! Protect yourself when using this material.
Although your glass window gasket doesn't undergo the same compression forces as your door gasket does, you can replace it at the first signs of fraying or unraveling material. However, as a good rule of thumb and to avoid oversights of the seal's condition, it is recommended that you replace the window gasket simultaneously with the door seal.
If you have a scuff or scratch on your fireplace door or heat stove, fear not! We have some easy to use, heat resistant fireplace paint that will yield professional results! If you have a fireplace door that features a charcoal or black finish color, or if you are thinking about completely repainting your stove to match your updated décor, there is an easy way to restore the surface to like new condition!
Stove Bright paint colors are designed to prevent rust, resist heat, and give your heat stove or fireplace door a gorgeous finish that command attention. For a full visual demonstration, click on the video links below!
IMPORTANT: You may want to test the Stove Bright on a small surface area first. If the existing paint bubbles or lifts, you are going to need to remove the finish entirely before applying Stove Bright. If your door or application has been painted with Stove Bright in the past, you'll just need to scuff the surface, wipe it clean, and you're ready for a new application!
Prepare the area that needs to be repainted by scuffing the previously painted surface with a scotch-brite pad or fine-grit sandpaper. The goal is to simply roughen up the surface – you don't want to remove the paint entirely.
Over time with extensive use, soot and ash build-up can stain the glass on your fireplace door. This grime is literally baked onto the surface of the glass, and can be difficult to remove if you don't clean your doors regularly.
Fortunately, there are some terrific products out there that are formulated to remove creosote and other forms of residue quickly and effectively! Depending on the heating application that you have, you can get a formula that is specifically designed for tempered or ceramic glass. Here are some of the cleaning products that we know and trust:
No matter which product you opt for, there are some steps to take in order to get your fireplace glass door looking like new.
While these products are very effective, this process may take some time and effort depending on the amount of build-up. You may find yourself removing the stains, layer by layer, until they are gone. Be sure to take breaks as necessary. Regular cleanings will minimize heavy staining.
Be sure to use one of our terrific polishing formulas on your fireplace door frames! Easily remove evidence of heat discoloration, fingerprints, scuff marks, and soot residue with a multi-surface cream, such as Flitz Polish! This concentrated product is non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-flammable, and approved for use on metals, steel, plastic, fiberglass, brass, marble, and more!