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Hello all

I've just had my chimneys swept - any use for the soot? The stoves are all-wood. There are some traditional uses such as earthing-up celery but I don't grow celery! Soil improver? Slug deterrent? Nutrient?

Any suggestions gratefully received.
 
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Hi,

What did you end up doing with the soot ?

I'm also interested in any possible way to use the soot from my chimney.
 
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Soot, in the painter's trade is known as "Lamp Black".

You can turn a gallon of white paint into black paint (or any shade of grey you want).

EDITED to add: It works equally well in either water based or oil based paints.

 
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