CLEANING BRONZE MONUMENTS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR CONSERVATION
Bronze monument cleaning and conservation should be undertaken regularly and be part of a maintenance program. In common with other types of outdoor bronze features, such as war memorials, bronze monument cleaning and the application of new wax protective coating needs to be undertaken frequently.
It may be necessary to do more than bronze cleaning if the monument is in very poor condition. Cleaning and conservation treatments can stabilise an object and reduce disfiguration but they cannot restore a bronze’s intended patina.
Bronze restoration may be necessary when the original patina has become seriously damaged or disfigured by corrosion or vandalism. One monument restoration project, we recently undertook was The Aldersgate Flame at The Museum of London.
If you would like to know more about the process do read our blogpost on the project.
If you would like to see some of the bronze monuments that we have cleaned, check out our Gallery page.
Need your monument’s plinth cleaned too?
We can clean stone plinths and all associated stonework and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that we know how to protect your bronze!