How to Clean a Granite Headstone: 8 Steps for a Respectful Restoration

Losing a loved one is never easy, and it’s important to take the time to maintain their final resting place properly. A granite headstone can be a beautiful and lasting tribute to a loved one, but over time, it can become dull and stained due to exposure to the elements. That’s why we decided to create a comprehensive guide for restoring a granite headstone with the utmost care and attention.


The Benefits of Cleaning and Maintaining a Granite Headstone


Before we begin the step-by-step guide on cleaning a granite headstone, let’s briefly discuss the benefits of doing so. Regular cleaning not only benefits the stone itself, but also provides comfort, peace, and respect to family and friends who visit the site.




Granite is a natural stone that’s durable and long-lasting, but it can still be affected by weathering, stains, and dirt buildup. By cleaning the headstone regularly, you can prevent these issues from becoming permanent and keep the stone looking new for years to come.




A well-kept headstone reflects your care and love for your loved one and is a beautiful tribute to their life. It can also provide peace and comfort to family and friends who visit.




A clean headstone shows that you care about your loved one’s memory and are committed to keeping their memorial in good condition. It also demonstrates respect for the cemetery where they’re buried.




Keeping a granite headstone clean and free from mold, mildew, and other harmful substances is important for the environment and those who visit the cemetery. Regular cleaning helps prevent the spread of disease and keeps the area safe and healthy for everyone.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning a Granite Headstone

Cleaning a headstone can be a delicate process, and it’s important to use the right products and techniques to avoid damaging the stone. 

Before you begin cleaning the headstone, you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies. For a more effective clean, we recommend using Prosoco’s Enviro Klean ReVive, a safe and effective cleaner that can gently remove dirt, stains, and biological growth from stone surfaces.

When it comes to cleaning a headstone, you want to use a product that is not only effective in removing dirt and grime, but is also safe for the environment and those around it. Fortunately, ReVive is a low-odor, non-fuming formulation that’s perfect for cleaning headstones and other delicate surfaces without damaging them.


Traditional cleaning products often emit strong fumes and unpleasant odors, which can harm both the person cleaning and those in the surrounding area. With ReVive, you don’t have to worry about that.


Thanks to the engineering that makes ReVive environmentally friendly, you also don’t have to worry about any damage to surrounding greenery while cleaning the headstone. Plus, the product is safe for use in occupied buildings, so you can safely use it in mausoleums and crypts.


Step One: Wet the Surface


Gently wet the surface of the headstone with a water hose or low-pressure spray pump with water.


Step Two: Apply ReVive


Next, you should dilute ReVive in a bucket filled with water to desired ratio and strength. Apply ReVive to the headstone with a brush, making sure to get the solution into all the crevices and joints. Once applied, allow the stone cleaner to sit on the headstone for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the level of soiling.


Step Three: Scrub the Headstone Gently


Using a soft-bristled brush, gently scrub the headstone to remove any remaining dirt or stains.


Step Four: Rinse Off the Stone Cleaner


After scrubbing, rinse the headstone thoroughly with clean water, using a low-pressure spray nozzle or a bucket of clean water to gently remove any remaining ReVive residue.


Step Five: Re-apply or Let Dry


Once you’ve rinsed away the stone cleaner, you may choose to re-apply ReVive depending on the level of dirt and grime. Once the desired cleanliness is achieved, allow the headstone to air dry, and you’re good to go!

Clean Your Loved One’s Headstone Respectfully with Prosoco

Cleaning a granite headstone can be daunting, but with the right products, techniques, and care, it’s possible to restore the headstone to its former glory. 

By following the steps in this guide, you can clean your loved one’s headstone respectfully and ensure that it remains a beautiful and lasting tribute for years to come.

Buy ReVive today or find a distributor near you to get exactly what you need to clean your loved one’s granite headstone.

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