Installing a Ceramic Picture On A Headstone
Please read carefully before attempting to install the picture.
This step by step manual was created for the installation
of ceramic tombstone pictures.
You may want to print this out for future reference.
Tip: It is highly recommended that the surface be polished granite
or a smoothed bronze finish in order for a secure bond to
occur. Also make sure the temperature is above 60°F and
there is no moisture on the mounting surface.
find the place on the monument or memorial where you would
like to place the picture. In this case we have selected the
space above the wife's name panel. Clean very well with a
mixture of 50% water and 50% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) and
The larger pictures and ones with frames come with a primer
to apply to the stone prior to placing on the memorial. Place
a piece of tape in the approximate center of where the picture
will sit. Using a ruler make a mark where the center of the
picture will reside.
you have your center point marked, proceed to measure the
picture for the height and width dimensions. If you have a
center finding ruler this will make the job much easier.
pieces tape, place the inside edges of them the same distance
from the center as the outer edge of the picture is. Do this
for the height and width of the picture.
you have the tape markings in place step away from the memorial
and check to make sure the position looks proper. You may
also want to place the picture (adhesive backing still intact)
against the memorial and within the markings to make sure
they are accurate. After you have determined everything is
okay, remove the center piece of tape on the memorial and
wipe clean with the water/alcohol solution. Proceed to peel
the back (marked with the word "tape") of the picture
to expose the adhesive backing.
holding the picture securely in your hands place it within
the tape markings without quite touching the memorial making
sure you have it in position. After you have lined the picture
within the marking, place it onto the memorial and press firmly
against it for a few moments.
Note: This is a permanent bond and cannot
be removed once set, so make certain it is in the right position
before applying it.
the picture has been set, remove the pieces of tape and clean
any residue the tape may have left behind. If these instructions
have been followed properly you should have no trouble with
the installation. If there is any uncertainty of your abilities
with regard to installation, you can always have a monument
company or the cemetery install it for a nominal charge.