Completed headstone inscription repair
Here is another headstone inscription repair that we recently completed. In this case the inscription had been painted black and, over time, all the paint had worn away leaving only the engraved lettering in the marble headstone.
The engraved inscription was in very good condition so it responded very well to our repair process which involved cleaning the marble, masking the areas around the lettering, applying a polyester adhesive to fill the engraved lettering and finally sanding off the excess to reveal the inscription.
These steps are described in the photos below and also in this post .
Original headstone with difficult to read lettering due to faded paint infill
The area around the lettering is masked off for ease of sanding
The polyester adhesive filler is applied to the inscription with a spatula
Sanding back the polyester adhesive filler with wet’n’dry abrasive paper