Advice from the Palais du Rosaire on maintaining your religious statues

Advice from the Palais du Rosaire on maintaining your religious statues

Outdoor statues require regular maintenance. That's why at the Palais du Rosaire we give you tips and advice to maintain and preserve their beauty.

Outdoor religious statues are an excellent way to enhance the beauty of your garden. They offer added value to any garden or lawn.

How to install your outdoor statue properly

Outdoor statues are often purchased to adorn a tombstone or grotto. In any case, we advise you to systematically place your religious statues on a concrete, tile or marble base for example.

To protect your statue even better and prevent it from being stolen, we always advise you to fix the base of your statue with a dot of tile adhesive and then apply a silicone seal all around the base of your statue. This will isolate the base of the statue from moisture and therefore prevent rotting.

Once properly installed, your statue will need regular maintenance to keep its original beauty and shine.

Most statues can be cleaned with soap and water. Use a cloth and sponge to wash your religious statues and rub them with a circular motion. Once the statue has been washed, rinse it with water. Some statues will need to be washed gently with a toothbrush because of their detail.

The different ways to clean your religious statues

Resin religious statues

All you need to do is clean your resin statues with a sponge soaked in warm water and soap. Preferably use a non-abrasive cleaning product. Then dry with a soft cloth or microfibre cloth, preferably, and the statue will shine like new.

Bronze religious statues

You can clean your bronze statues with a mixture of water and white vinegar. Leave the solution to work for 12 hours and then rinse with water. Then dry the statue with a soft cloth.

Once the statue has been washed, rinsed and dried, you can apply a thin layer of wax. You can use transparent paste wax. We do not recommend using car wax, as it will bleach your statue. Once the wax is dry, you can polish it to make it shine.

Metal religious statues

For metal statues, we advise you to clean them only with soap and water. Then dry it with a dry microfiber cloth.

Wooden religious statues

The first step in cleaning your wooden statues is to carefully remove the dust that has accumulated on them. To do this, use a dry cloth to remove the dirt from the statue. Next, you can put a wood-safe soap in a bucket of water. Absorb the soapy water with your cloth and you can then clean the statue with the wet cloth, gently and carefully. Finally, use a dry towel to remove as much water as possible. Remember never to leave soap or water on the wood of your statue as this could damage it.

Plastic religious statues

Plastic statues can be cleaned with soap and water. Be careful not to remove the paint when scrubbing.

Marble religious statues

To clean your marble religious statues, we advise you to use white vinegar and water. It is not recommended to use bleach to clean your statues.

Should statues be protected in winter?

In order for the statues to withstand the winter, plan to wrap them in jute bags to protect them from the cold and rain. You should also throw coarse salt around them to protect them from ice. In spring, if they are a little grey, they should be soaped and rinsed. Discover our advice for maintaining your statues.

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