The Best Tips For Caring For Your
By Tom Tree
A relative passing away is one of the saddest times of
our lives but it helps to ensure that they have a
beautiful headstone. There are several different
materials available from which to make a wonderful
headstone that will ensure that your beloved is
remembered. Most people are guilty of leaving a
headstone to get horribly dirty after their loved one is
buried. Below are the best tips for caring for your
headstone to let the memory of your loved one shine
The type of care that the headstone requires mainly
depends on what material it is made from. Nowadays, most
headstones are made from granite, marble or bronze.
Granite and marble headstones are relatively simple to
care for. These types of headstones can be cleaned with
a solution of 50% plain water and 50% bleach. You then
use a paper towel to apply the mixture to the stone.
Once you have poured the solution over the headstone it
is important to leave it to penetrate the material. The
minimum amount of time you should leave it is 30
minutes. Once this time has passed, take some fresh
plain water and wipe away all of the foam. This process
will leave the headstone clean and bright.
If your loved one has a bronze headstone then the
situation may be completely different. As bronze is made
up of different metals, it is important to know what
percentage of what metals are present in your relative's
bronze headstone. It is possible find this out from the
company you purchased the headstone from.
If you would still like to clean your relative's bronze
headstone without this information, then it is possible.
The process involves using a mild solution which is made
up of 8 ounces of plain water and 1 tablespoon of ivory
soap. Taking a small bristled brush and nimbly work the
mixture into the headstone. Wash off the mixture from
the headstone with plain water and repeat these steps
again if need be. You can then give it a final cleanse
with water that is distilled and polish the bronze to
make it shiny.
You can purchase ready-made kits that are designed to
clean dirty headstones. These are generally inexpensive
and can easily be found from online sources. By ensuring
that your loved one's headstone is clean and visible,
you can make sure that their memory is never forgotten.
Do the best to your beloved person one more time. Buying
a headstone will ease up your pain and sorrow. Tom
Tree's excellent articles will help you to pass through
your most difficult time. Here is his monument website.