Weed whackers, wire brushes, and bleach–these are three things that should never touch a headstone, regardless of how temptingly fast it might be. Instead, take a little time research how to properly clean headstones, and you won’t regret it. Check out this before and after photo from using a simple washing solution.
Want more information on general cleaning tips? Here’s another website detailing how to clean gravestones, monuments, and stone sculptures by Jonathan Appell. Here’s one that details what NOT to do.