Remember a while back the Ice Bucket Challenge was going around ?
Well I got a new challenge for ya !
The Soap Bucket Challenge !
First thing you need is a bucket of Soapy Water.
Then go find a Confederate Tombstone !
I found this one at Ceder Hill Cemetery in Suffolk VA.
It still had the Remember Coin I placed a while back !
And had mildew starting to form on it.
Then take your bucket of Soapy Water - with mild soap and a soft brush --
And give it a good scrubbing !
It ain't Rocket Science !
( I left a new coin)
If you are up for the challenge, and you Document it, Take some pictures,
I will send you a free REMEMBER COIN to place at the grave.
Get off Facebook, get into the real world and make a difference.
Are you willing to take the Challenge ?
Check the type of soap you use -
You can use a non-ionic detergent (mix an ounce of the detergent in a gallon of water) because unlike most other detergents, it does not cause the deposition of soluble salts on the gravestone. You can find non-ionic detergents at janitorial, photographic, and conservation supplies.
And give the stone a good rinse ! with clean water.
I checked out cleaners that are OK to use on Tombstones, guess what I found ?
A non-ionic detergent =
Dawn Professional Liquid Detergent - about 5 bucks at Staples !
I've been told not to use Dawn, instead use---