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Sandblast etched rock. The surface was sanded smooth, then the design was sandblasted using rubber blast mask, finally the design was spray painted black.

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Hi I've been Laser Engraving for a few years and now want to get into sandblasting, what sort of mask do you use for your stencils on stone. Do you use a plotter if so can you recommend one. Thanks for any advice you or anyone else can offer

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Kuumba - we are still experimenting with the best kind of mask to use on stone. I have had some luck with the generic Sandblast Stencil you can buy from this site, but it only works if you have a very smooth relatively soft rock. Otherwise I have used the High Tack Anchor BlastLite stencil and pounded it on with a rubber mallet before blasting, this seems to work fairly well, but if it is a especially hard material or particularly rough surface you may also have to use additional glue to keep the stencil down. The main issue with this is that, due to the thickness of the materials, I haven't been able to cut very small or detailed designs on our plotter. We use the Copam CP-2500 plotter. It is a fairly cheap model and we have had some issues with it, so I cant really make any great recommendations on plotters.


JT- We used a tractor enamel spray paint and just sprayed it with several coats before taking the stencil off.

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