Bronze grave markers are elegant and are a popular choice to pay tribute to family members. Bronze has a tendency of growing darker over time. This look is acceptable for many people; the antique look seems to add dignity to the memorial. Others wish to keep the bronze its original color. Maintenance is a simple process and can be accomplished quickly if done on a regular schedule.
Things You'll Need
- Soft brush
- Non-ionic soap
- Toothbrush (optional)
- Clean cloth
Brush or wipe away any dirt before starting the cleaning process. Wet the marker with clean water.
Use a non-ionic soap to wash the marker. Orvus soap is non-ionic and can be found in animal feed stores. Mix 1 heaping tbsp. Orvus with 1 gallon water.
Use a soft bristle brush to apply the soap to the marker. An old toothbrush can be used to reach into crevices.
Rinse the marker several times to remove the soap. Inspect the marker for any missed areas and repeat the wash and rinse process if necessary.
Dry the marker with a clean cloth.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not use household cleaners, beach or detergent to clean bronze.
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