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Sandblasting Process

 

Sandblasting is the art of decorating a stone by using a machine that blows sand out at a high speed.  It can be used to make address rocks, gravestones, and memorials.  We can sandblast on most stone materials from Granite to Limestone.
The first step in sandblasting is to obtain a pattern or design.  The design needs to be a two-dimensional design.  If you chose to use words in your design we have many different fonts to chose from.  The best fonts to use for sandblasting are block letters.  The difficulty level will go up depending on the complexity of the font or designs chosen.

The second step in sandblasting is to chose a stone for your project.  There are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a stone.  You will want to stay away from stones that have cracks in them.  Those cracks can eventually break all the way through the rock and ruin your design.  Also, if you have a design that is complex it is a good idea to chose a stone that has a very flat surface to sandblast on.  If you chose a surface that has a lot of bumps and notches in the stone it will heighten the difficulty of getting a nice sharp edge to the sandblasted area.

Once the design and stone have been chosen our experienced finish shop staff will glue a layer of rubber to the stone and then glue the art work to the rubber.  The art work is then cut out leaving the exposed area to be sandblasted.  Once the stone has been sandblasted a layer of paint can be applied.  We have many different choices of paint color.  Keep in mind when choosing a paint color that a darker colored stone with a dark color paint will not show up as well if it gets wet.  The best choice for paint is a dark colored stone with a light colored paint or a light colored stone with a dark colored paint.  After the paint has dried the stone will be cleaned ad inspected for quality.

Once placed at your home a sandblasted artwork piece can be a statement of timeless grace and enduring beauty for many years to come.

 

 

 

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