Headstone, Memorial, and Monument Restorations
At Sunset Memorial & Stone, we:
- do memorial restoration
- clean memorials
- repaint memorials
- reinstall memorials that have shifted or fallen
Sometimes memorials can get damaged, shift, or fall. This can happen because of the weather or just over time. Some stones like marble can be affected more because they’re porous and soft. If you have a marble memorial with any fine carved detail, it may be harder to see over time.
Rarely cemetery markers get damaged by accident. If this happens, call Sunset for monument restoration. We have a very good understanding about what can happen to different types of stone and we can fix any problem. Call our headstone restoration team today if you have a memorial that’s been damaged in any way.
We may need to go out to the memorial and take a look at the damage. We use specialized memorial restoration techniques to make the memorial look better. We do our very best to have it looking the same as it did before the damage happened. We’ve done this type of work for many years all over Alberta.
Can I Clean or Restore a Monument Myself?
It’s always best to call Sunset if you need to clean, secure, or restore a memorial. We have lots of experience and our headstone restoration services will get the memorial back to looking like it should. Sometimes people decide to do the work themselves and end up causing more damage.
Did you know there are special ways to clean a memorial? If you plan to clean a memorial yourself, here are a few things you should know.
- Strong chemicals and cleaners with dyes can stain a monument.
- If the stone has a polished surface, it’s usually okay to use a glass cleaner.
- If you use a pressure washer on a polished or unpolished (sawn) surface, be very careful and don’t use the high-pressure setting because it may remove paint from the artwork.
For more information about cleaning or moving a monument, see our tips and tricks page.
If you have questions, call our monument restoration team—we can give you a quote and an estimated timeline for the repair.