Well, I need to do a good housecleaning because I entertain on
Christmas Eve. Our fireplace bricks match those on the front porch; they're a reddish-yellow color with a few charcoal, at least more gray than black, ones sprinkled in. [They actually call this style an Urban Antique blend.] But I never thought of washing them, before you mentioned it. I've wiped them off with a dry cloth but will try what you suggest. Thanks, Cookie.