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
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.