Thoughts for Spring
Metalwork (fences, grave enclosures, crosses) in cemeteries is often overlooked when stonework is being considered. DON’T make the mistake some cemeteries have in allowing a sandblaster to ‘blast’ the object(s) and spray paint them. The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Nachitoches, LA is the federal government’s laboratory for formulating and testing methods and products for conservation. Their study shows that conservation of metal objects needs to be as focused and stringent as that for gravestones. Currently, I am studying metal conservation and should be able to provide that service, if needed, later this year. Contact me if you have any questions regarding metal conservation.
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