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How to Use D/2 Biological Solution to Clean a Gravestone

This video shows step-by-step how to use D/2 Biological Solution to clean a historic gravestone or monument.  Sometimes lichen & algae on a historic monument can be aesthetically pleasing, so the first question is why even clean the monument?   The simple answer is that the mold, mildew, algae, & lichens are feeding on the stone and thus, actually destroying the monument.  The next question to ask is whether the monument is in stable enough condition to clean.  As you will learn in this video, the first rule of cemetery conservation and preservation is do no harm.

Enjoy!  And let us know if you any questions.

Click here to purchase D/2 Biological Solution or click here for more information on D/2 Biological Solution.

What is D/2 Biological Solution? 

It’s a non-hazardous and biodegradable cleaner designed to preserve historic structures and cemetery monuments used by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for our national cemeteries and extensively studied by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

Kaufman County Hands-On Cemetery Preservation Workshop to be held Sat., October 10, 2015

College Mound Historical Cemetery (Kaufman County, Texas)

College Mound Historical Cemetery (Kaufman County, Texas)

Kaufman County Historical Commission is hosting a Hands-On Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The workshop will be held in the historic College Mound Cemetery in Kaufman County, Texas, and will be led by James “Rusty” Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC.

The workshop will begin with a walking tour of the cemetery with explanations of the significance of some of the gravestones and then attendees will engage in hands-on learning of techniques for cleaning, leveling, and basic repair of gravestones.  D/2 Biological Solution will be used to clean the gravestones and will be available for purchase from Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC.  To reserve your D/2 Biological Solution in advance, contact Cemetery Preservation Supply at (214) 926-4175.

The fee for the workshop is $30.00 which includes lunch and refreshments.   Click here for the Cemetery Workshop Registration Form. Attendance is limited to 50 people.  Click here for the Cemetery Workshop flyer.  For more information, call 972-563-0709 or 469-376-4121 or e-mail jjlaywell@aol.com or kchc@kaufmancounty.netCollege Mound Cemetery is located on Hwy 429 about .07 miles south of  I-20 just east of Terrell, TX.

 

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Hosted by: Kaufman County Historical Commission

Presented by:  James “Rusty” Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC

Sponsored by: Friends of Kaufman County Historical Commission

 

Hands-On Arkansas Cemetery Preservation Workshop, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Cato Historic Church & Cemetery

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Cato Historic Church & Cemetery  are hosting an autumn hands-on Cemetery Conservation Workshop and Training on Saturday November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cato Cemetery at 14000 Frenchman’s Mountain Road, Sherwood, AR 72120 .  James “Rusty” Brenner, craftsperson and owner of Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC will lead the workshop first in a walking tour of the cemetery with explanations of significance of some of the gravestones and then in learning techniques for cleaning, leveling, and basic repair of gravestones.  D/2 Biological Solution will be available for purchase from Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC.  To reserve your D/2 in advance call (214) 926-4175.

Registration is free but limited to the first 40 people, call or email Holly Hope, at (501) 324-9148 or holly@arkansasheritage.org to register!

Click here for Cato Cemetery Preservation Workshop Information!

 

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