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Processing portraits to protect from moisture

Processing portraits to protect from moisture

The portrait of the deceased is the main element that adorns the monument. They approach his choice carefully, trying to find a photo that will not only remind of the appearance of the departed, but also convey the features of his character. In order to protect the image from the harmful effects of the environment, you need to use special tools. They protect the drawing from water, and the process itself is called hydrophobization.

Processing of portraits on the monument

Any material used in the manufacture of monuments has a porous structure. Micropores allow water to penetrate inside: this accelerates the destruction process, and lichen and moss take root in microscopic cracks over time, accelerating erosion, and dirt accumulates. That is why treatment with a protective compound is a mandatory measure.

This facilitates further care of the tombstone – dirt, dust and stains are removed with a damp cloth or sponge. In this case, the protective layer is not disturbed. Reapplication will be required no earlier than 5 years after treatment.

Benefits of processing portraits

Our workshop uses a reliable, time-tested and practice-tested composition. Its active ingredients reliably seal the pores of the stone, preventing the liquid from penetrating inside. This is especially true for engraved portraits, where artificially applied ones are added to natural chips.

Advantages of hydrophobization:

  • Increasing the resistance of the canvas and the pattern applied to it to the effects of precipitation, temperature drops, UV rays.
  • Aesthetic effect: in rainy weather, the portrait will not distort and will remain clear and bright.
  • Preservation of the portrait in its original form.
  • Facilitates the maintenance of the monument.

For clients who ordered a monument in our workshop, treatment with a water repellent compound is carried out free of charge. When performing work, we strictly follow the technology: layers are applied in compliance with a certain time interval. After complete drying, which occurs after 24 hours (on average), the monument is ready for installation.