CLEANING: Because the fireplace is constructed from GFRC, a concrete product, and the color is CAST all
the way through, you can clean the unit like you would other concrete surfaces. * The fireplace can be
hosed off to remove most of the dust. * Before re-sealing or to remove stubborn stains, the entire
fireplace should be thoroughly cleaned. Use CLR, a concrete cleaner which can be purchased from Home
Depot, and a nylon scrub brush, taking care to rise off the residue. Follow the instruction on the
RE-SEALING: Your fireplace comes from the factory sealed with multiple coats of a non-glossy,
penetrating concrete sealer. Application of a similar product semi-annually is recommended, however
there is nothing that can protect against pollution and/or acid rain which could stain the finish. For best
results, perform during cooler AM/PM temperatures: *Clean the entire fireplace with CLR (information
above). *Allow fireplace to dry completely. *Apply masonry sealer to entire fireplace (a sponge works
well for this application).
SCREEN: If you have purchased a screen, although it has been powder-coated, it is still an iron product.
During long periods of moisture, screens should be stored away from the elements. If areas of rust
occur, they can be treated with any exterior rust-proof flat-black paint.
GFRC Product Care
AS with any surface, concrete components require regular maintenance and care. Certain guidelines
must be followed to preserve the concrete’s appearance and structural integrity.
-Scratches may occur due to usage. To minimize, avoid striking or dragging heavy, rough, or sharp
objects across the table top.
-Spotting and hairline cracks may occur due to nature of product and are not considered a
-Concrete products are porous and susceptible to discoloration from liquids (especially oils and acidic
substances). During use, clean up any spills immediately to prevent any possible staining or damage to
the finish. Avoid allowing water (or any liquid/substance) to stand on the surface. Using coasters for
drinks is highly recommended.
-To clean the concrete, first wash with ta mild soap and water solution. For stubborn stains, a vinyl
brush may be used. Allow to dry. Annually, follow up with a masonry sealer in order to preserve the
Note: Like natural stone, concrete products will develop a patina when left outside. No two concrete
products are identically the same and the finish and texture will vary. Additional care instructions are
available for specific components, consult the product’s owner’s manual.