Monumental Stonemasons since 1945

Creating a memorial as a tribute to the memory of a loved one, is a significant journey. Do not feel rushed or pressured.
Remember that we are here to assist you in this very special process.

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7/37-39 Lorn Rd, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Phone:+61 2 6298 1253

Fax:+61 2 6298 1289


Monument Cleaning and Maintenance

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Monument Cleaning

Over time, monuments and headstones do get dirty or stained by air pollution, hard irrigation water, tree sap, birds or any number of other sources.  Properly cleaned, a monument can truly become a piece of memorial art.

Some tips on cleaning a monument:

  • Use lots of clean water.  It may take as much as 75 litres of water to clean an average monument.
  • Never, ever use a pressure washer!
  • Avoid soap or other chemicals.
  • Saturate the monument thoroughly before and scrubbing.
  • Use a fiber or nylon brush, not a wire brush.
  • Begin brushing at the bottom with just water and elbow grease and work your way to the top.
  • Rinse thoroughly with more clean water, and rinse again.
  • Do not let the monument dry until you are finished rinsing.
  • Some monuments will require more than one cleaning depending on how stained or dirty it is.
  • Should you need a more effective cleaning, please see your local accredited stonemason for further advice or service.


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