Restoration Of The Plaques Of Your Loved One

We use different types of headstones to represent the grave of the one we love that have passed on. One of these headstones is a bronze plaque. It is usually attached on a marble or granite as a base for its structure. This type of plaque should be set on a level ground, but if it is laid horizontally, it is then more affected by the weather. If this happens, the protective coating slowly wears off, leaving the inscribed letters and numbers exposed to the elements. Click here to know more.


To restore the bronze plaques, you will first need a couple of equipment for you to use, these are: scrub brush, steel wire crush, distilled water, canned air, soft towels, sanding block, leather dye, dry sandpaper, clear spray lacquer and ¼” artist brush.


Now, if you want to restore a bronze plaque, there are a couple of steps that you should follow. This is to ensure that your headstone would be as good as new.

To start you restoration of bronze plaques, you would need to choose a day that would be warm and dry. If the cemetery or grave area has sprinklers, ask for the time it turns on so you could schedule your restoration process and have enough time to dry it.

Next, use the stainless steel crush to get the obvious dirt on the surface. Move your brush to different directions so you could fully cover the area. If some colouring is removed, you don’t have to worry because it will be redone or replaced on later steps.

On a sanding block, place a light strip of sandpaper. Next is to sand the letters by following the lines of the bronze stone and use a back and forth motion to do it. If there are any chipped or dent areas, use sandpaper that is folded.

When you are finished sanding the headstone, mix Ivory liquid dish soap in small amounts with water, then use a scrub brush to apply the mixed soapy water on the headstone.

Scrub the plaque to remove any residue or dust from all the sanding and brushing that was done earlier. Then rinse everything with water. Repeat the cleaning process by using distilled water to completely rinse any chemicals in the surface.

Putting Dye

After rinsing the headstone, dry it with a soft cloth then let the air dry it completely. Next, choose a dark colour leather dye to darken the background. To achieve the desired colour, repeat it several times more.

Using the artist brush, apply the dye to the background and then let the dye to dry completely. If there is any dye that has gotten to the lettering, you can sand it again. Then brush away the dust again by using canned air.
To coat the surface of the plaque, use lacquer over and over again, but by spraying it in different directions. While the coating dries, protect it from any dust caused by air. And lastly, just maintain the plaque so that it could last through succeeding generations.

Sex abuse in children and how to help them overcome

Child sex abuse is when an adult or older adolescents force a child to have sexual act or activities with them. Child molestation usually includes touch or penetration on their private parts. It also includes exposing the private parts to the child or showing pornography or erotic pictures or indecent sexual conversation with the child.

Persons abusing child
Child abuse is done by older adolescents, step parents, trusted family members or friends or a stranger. Perpetrator should be punished and the child should receive justice as it is necessary to understand the child that there is punishment for bad things and actions. Such understandings will help children. And, being in a safe environment and receiving counseling will develop their self image. 
Effects of sex abuse in children
Many adults remember the incident happened to them even after long years. The incident could be so traumatic to repress the memory. 
Therefore, when your child tries to complain about it, never discourage or neglect thinking they are just imagining things. 
Sex abuse in childhood can develop a distorted self image and the child grows up feeling bad about their body as it has brought a lot of pain to them. They may feel like bad persons if their complaints cause conflicts in the family.Low self image will extend to decrease self esteem and they start to have no genuine concept about being a human being. Low self image and esteem can lead to self harming behaviors. They are more likely to engage in sluttish lifestyle. Things to doYou have to make your child feel that it was not his/her fault. Help them learn to like and respect their body and also start appreciating them for good things. It is true that memories and pain will not disappear soon but you can help them replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Children at foster care organizations should be educated about good and bad touches and also teach to determine boundaries for relationships. 
Be open to your children and encourage them to talk about things happened in a day at the school. Don’t hesitate to discuss them about sex rather than shooting them away. If your child tries to complaint about an inappropriate behavior happened to them, give ear to them. If you don’t know how to deal with sex abuse issues, then contact an experienced counselor to handle the problem. 
Look for a renowned royal commission institute for sexual abuse and receive adequate assistance for your child. Timely assistance can help children to get away from the after effects of child sex abuse and live a normal life.