How To Remove A 1970s Stone Fireplace. 4 wearing leather gloves to protect your hands, pull the stones and the veneer backing away from the wall. A cast iron fire surround.
A homemade cleaning recipe for stone that works well is to mix 1/2 to 1 cup of trisodium phosphate (tsp) with one gallon of hot water. Add a frame or panel surrounding the stone fireplace;
Add more highlights if desired. Allison, if you paint, a few days prior, scrub them with a stone cleaner and a heavy scrub brush to remove any dirt/grime.