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Stone Revival Historical Preservation specializes in the preservation and restoration of historic masonry found in cemeteries, monuments, memorials and architecture.   We are based in Indianapolis, Indiana and provide the following services throughout the continental United States: Cemetery Preservation Assessments: We can do a detailed assessment of each grave marker and other features such as …

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A Cemetery Preservation Guide

A Cemetery Preservation Guide

I am often contacted by folks at the very beginning stages of their very first cemetery preservation project. And in each case I am asked the same question: What do I do? I have put this Guide together to answer some of those basic questions and provide beginners with an outline for their project. Not …

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Truth About Nyalox Brushes and Headstones

Truth About Nyalox Brushes and Headstones

By Brad Manzenberger Conservator, Stone Revival Historical Preservation Do Nyalox wheel brushes on drills remove stone material from a grave marker? What about using D2 Biological Solution and a nylon bristled hand brush? Those are the questions to be answered here. Any other issue is for another study. A controlled environment is not necessary as …

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Nyalox and Headstones, Parts 2 and 3

Nyalox and Headstones, Parts 2 and 3

Information from Part 1 can be seen here. In Part 2 I used an orange, medium grit Nyalox wheel brush on a corded drill. This is taught as the first step of polishing the stone after it has been cleaned. Once again we see about one-hundredth of an inch removed from the stone. The reading …

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Cleaning Headstones

Cleaning Headstones

To clean or not to clean? That is the question. It is my opinion that, as a whole, the cemetery preservation/restoration community cleans headstones way too much, often cleaning for the sake of cleaning. This is due in part to the fact that proper cleaning can be taught fairly quickly and it is an easy …

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