TAKING CARE OF YOUR SCULPTURE

It is worthwhile spending a little time every 6 months to keep your sculpture looking its best.

01

SPRAY

02

RINSE

03

DRY

04

SEAL

Over time mould and moss will grow on the sculpture. To care for your outdoor sculpture it is recommended to refresh the sealant every 2-3 years (sooner depending on the location) once mould has been removed.  

Every 6 months

  1. Spray or brush:
    Spray or brush on diluted 30 Seconds, Janola or Wet & Forget.
     

  2. Rinse:
    Leave it on for 15 minutes, in which time the sculpture needs to remain wet so you will need to reapply spray 2-3 times.

    Rinse the sculpture off. If mould or moss is stubborn, try scrubbing the sculpture with a kitchen brush, toothbrush before hosing it off.
     

  3. Dry:
    Once the sculpture is dry if there is still mould then sand it with 120 grit sandpaper, being careful of edges. Dust off.
     

  4. Seal:
    You must make sure the stone is dry before you seal it. We use KiwiCare No Leaks Masonry Sealer which is now no longer sold in smaller containers for the public — we can provide a 200ml bottle for $25.

    Use it diluted and paint on liberally starting from the top and working your way down.  Any streaks will fade when dry.  Seal the bottom too if you can.  

    Another alternative is Bone Dry by Wet&Forget.

Note

Your sculpture will be sealed by us before you receive it.