The way I do it is take a handfull of cornstarch and apply it to the surface of the cemetery stone where there is writing
or designs. Use a squeege to remove all of the excess cornstarch, leaving cornstarch only in the recesses.
When you are finished with the cornstarch, brush off with a soft-bristled paintbrush, and rinse with water.
Cornstarch is 100% natural and not harmful to stones.
Tools Unreadable Stone
Applying Cornstarch Squeege Cornstarch
Rosie, died July 10, 1885, Aged 3 YR, 4 M, 20 D
Josie, died Dec. 20, 1884, Aged 10 MO., 21 DS
Children of J. W. & S. H. Dawson
(Be) the shepherds (bosum),
White as the drifting snow
And our little lambs we must _____
From this troubled life taken.
Brush it off Rinse it off
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