Sculpture plays an important role in urban decoration. There are many sculpture manufacturers on the market, to the extent that they produce many sculptures, including animal sculptures, plant sculptures, portrait sculptures, etc. And the materials of these sculpture works are also different, including clay carving, stone carving, copper carving, stainless steel sculpture, fiberglass sculpture, etc. Among them, stone carving, is a veteran type in Chinese sculpture history, although the demand for stone carving works has decreased significantly in recent years, it still occupies a favorable position in the entire sculpture industry.
In fact, when it comes to stone carving materials, we must all know several kinds of stone carving materials. Common stone carving materials are granite, marble, bluestone, sandstone, etc. If these stones are divided specifically, common stone carving materials are sesame white, sesame black, bluestone, rust stone, White Marble, yellow sandstone, etc. Which type of stone is better for stone carving? This depends on the theme and location of the carving.
Generally, the carved stone used in places like Buddhism and other eastern religions is mainly granite, especially the Buddha, which requires solemn color, and mainly bluestone and White Marble; If it is modern character carving, the commonly used one is sesame white granite; Some animal-themed materials are mostly rust stones, while sacred animal materials such as bluestone, sesame black, sesame white, and Quanzhou white are all commonly used materials.
Among them, White Marble is an ideal stone-carving material. White Marble stone carvings are very common in our lives and can be seen in the streets and parks. Now that we all know that White Marble is an ideal stone carving material, does White Marble stone carving need maintenance? Of course, it needs maintenance, otherwise, the White Marble stone carving will be damaged. The following points should be paid attention to when maintaining White Marble stone carvings:
01 Avoiding collisions with hard objects
In order to maintain our White Marble stone carvings well, we must first avoid the collision between White Marble stone carvings and hard objects. Although jade has a high hardness, its material is relatively brittle and can easily crack when colliding with hard objects. Sometimes, although no crack can be seen with the naked eye, the molecular structure in the surface layer of jade has been damaged with dark cracks, which greatly damages its perfection and economic value.
02 Avoid exposure to sunlight
Due to strong sunlight, the volume of jade molecules increases, which affects the texture and color of the jade.
03 Avoid chemical agents
In daily life and work, we use more and more types of chemicals, and they become more frequent. These chemicals will cause some damage to jade. For example, if you accidentally touch all kinds of detergents, soaps, pesticides, cosmetics, perfume, hairdressing agents, etc., you should wipe them off and clean them in time to prevent damage to jade.
04 Avoid dust and oil stains
If daily White Marble stone carvings have dust or oil stains, they should be cleaned with a soft bristle brush; If there is dirt or oil stains attached to the jade surface, they should be brushed with light soapy water, preferably a neutral detergent such as detergent, and then rinsed off with clean water.
Finally, the White Marble stone carvings should be cleaned regularly. White Marble stone carvings should be cleaned every once in a while. After cleaning according to the above method, a dry cloth should be used to wipe them until they are shiny.
05 Avoid random waxing
There are many types of wax on the market, including water-based wax, tactile fatty acid wax, oily wax, acrylic wax, and so on. These waxes basically contain acidic and alkaline substances. Not only will it block the pores of stone carving breathing, but also it will be stained with dirt to form a wax scale, resulting in etiolation on the surface of the White Marble carving. If it is necessary to apply wax to places with extremely high pedestrian and goods circulation frequency, a professional maintenance company must be consulted for guidance on the use and maintenance of wax.
06 Avoid covering carpets and debris for a long time
In order to keep the White Marble carving breathing smoothly, it is necessary to avoid covering the stone surface with carpets and sundries for a long time, otherwise, the moisture under the stone cannot be volatilized through the stone pores. If the stone material has excessive moisture and high moisture content, it can cause annoying stone damage problems. If you must lay a carpet or pile up debris, please do not forget to change it frequently and thoroughly keep it clean.
Special attention should be paid to the following points:
Firstly, stone carvings should not be placed indoors in extremely damp or dry conditions.
Secondly, stone carvings should not be placed near open flames, firewalls, hotbeds, or stoves.
Thirdly, it is not advisable to use a towel with water for wiping. It is better to use a pure cotton towel containing wax or grease for wiping.
Users can usually determine the cleaning intensity of stone carvings based on the cleanliness of indoor and outdoor areas. If they find that the luster of the stone carvings is not good, they can use a brush to apply polishing wax to the surface of the stone carvings, and then use a cloth to wipe and polish it. Of course, you can also use a pure cotton towel dipped in some walnut oil to gently wipe the surface of the stone carving to achieve the desired effect. However, it is important not to use a towel with water to wipe the stone carving, as this will make it too damp.