Restoration of monuments, tombstones
Professional restoration of gravestones and monuments includes a complex of works, such as alignment of sails and grave plates, cleaning of monuments, restoration or addition of new inscriptions, which, under request of the customer, can be upgraded, to paint the characters or to leaf gold – that will help to keep the monument in its original form. The monument can be impregnated with a water-repellent or a protective mixture. Polishing the monument you will protect the color of marble or colorful granite which will also help to preserve the monument. Also professionals can replace the portrait on the monument into the ceramic photo medallion, update the portrait or granite engraving. We can consult you on taking care of the monument and monument restoration.
Marble and granite monuments with a proper care will last a very long time, and it will help to preserve the memory of a native man for years. To take care of the monument is easy. Quality manufactured and professionally installed monument does not need a special care like the qualitative leaf gold and granite engraving.
But it's important to remember some specifics during restoration of the monument. Never clean the monument or gravestone with an oily rag, as the stone perfectly absorbs fat. And it is very difficult to remove greasy stains, especially from the gold leaf and granite engraving.
Never use chemicals for cleaning water closets, washing dishes and other coatings. Do not use detergents that may contain abrasive particles, as they may scratch the polishing, granite engraving or gold leaf. Never use metal objects. It is better to use for protection and improvement of the monument appearance special materials which contain wax.
To avoid scratches, cracks or minor damage, you can use a special filling mass with the color selected by experts according to the color of the stone.
It is recommended to cover the monument in winter with a polyethylene bag or pouch that can lower the cost of service on "Monument restoration". Mostly affected by the environment are marble monuments and they should be impregnated every year with special mixtures which help to protect the monument from the dirt and moisture and preserve the gold leaf and granite engraving from nature.
Marble monuments should be cleaned from dust and dirt with a soft, damp cloth. Then you need to wait until the monument is completely dry and then apply a special mixture. After that the color protection layer should be applied, if the tombstone is made of from a protective stone. Finally required is to apply the waterproofing compound. This mixture will help the color marble to brighten the color and the white marble to show veins more expressed. If you're not going to protect the marble, the stone should to be varnished to protect it against dust and moisture.
Old granite tombstones become dull and lose their color along with the granite engraving. To avoid this, you need a special polish to restore the granite polishing.
Attention! If the monument has an image, portrait, engraved on the black granite, you can’t use a polish as the image can be polished and destroyed. It is rather difficult to remove wax and polish from the portrait.
It is recommended to make a portrait on the black stone, as the figure is not seen on the light surface.
It happens that initially the polishing was performed poorly.
It is very easy to check-just place your finger on the monument, and if your finger will be colored in black, you are cheated (instead of polishing the monument it was processed with black mastic). Now you know how to take care of the monument.