Categories for Headstone Repair

How To Clean A Bronze Plaque Grave Marker

April 13, 2023

How To Clean A Bronze Plaque Grave Marker If you have a bronze plaque grave marker, it is important to clean it regularly so that the bronze will last for as long as possible. The process of cleaning a bronze plaque is relatively simple and will keep it looking beautiful over time! Washing A bronze headstone is a beautiful way to memorialize your loved one. However, like any other metal plaque, it can begin to tarnish over time. Regular cleaning will keep your memorial marker looking pristine. Use a mild soap mixture (Example: Ivory(r) dish soap or Simple Green(r)) to scrub... View Article

3 Signs A Gravestone Needs Restoration

March 9, 2023

  3 Signs A Gravestone Needs Restoration While gravestones are meant to last for many years, they can become worn out with time. Some of the most obvious signs a gravestone needs restoration are chips or cracks. This could be due to constant exposure to the elements or unintended damages during cemetery maintenance. Luckily, restoration services every few years will help preserve your loved one’s gravestone. 1. Chips Or Cracks As a final tribute to a loved one, caring for a gravestone is a great way to show your love. However, as long as a gravestone is exposed to the... View Article

How To Protect and Preserve a Gravestone

December 23, 2022

When you lose a loved one, there are many ways to honor their memory. One of the best ways to honor those who have passed is to learn how to clean a granite headstone and practice regular gravesite maintenance. In this article, we will share how to protect and preserve a gravestone so your visits to your loved one’s gravesite can positively impact you and the cemetery as a whole. Other than adding flowers to the gravesite, there are plenty of ways to keep a gravesite looking its best. To cleanse the gravestone or other marker, you should use a light-colored... View Article

Why Do Headstones Turn Black?

August 26, 2022

Phillipsburg Memorial Company has been in the business of creating custom headstones to memorize loved ones who have passed on since 1939. We promise our customers that we will help them find the headstones that best fit their taste preferences and budget. After all, we could not be in business if it weren’t for the loyal customers we deal with every day.  One of the things our customers sometimes ask about is why their beloved headstones turn black over time. We want to look at this today.  Why Headstones Turn Black Over Time Many factors go into making a headstone appear different... View Article

How To Repair a Broken Headstone

June 24, 2022

A headstone is more than just a marker for a grave — it is a way to remember and honor the life of a loved one. When a headstone becomes damaged, it can be heartbreaking. There are a few ways that you can repair a broken headstone. 1. Use a Clear Epoxy Resin If the headstone is made of granite, marble, or another stone, you must use a clear epoxy resin to glue the pieces back together. First, clean the surface of the headstone with a mild soap and water solution. Then, mix the epoxy resin according to the manufacturer’s... View Article

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