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Q: Teddy's Grave?

January 5, 2012 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 918 days ago

Ches21

I used Teddy's favorite brick that she used to always lick as a headstone where she is buried My alley cat Biff is buried right next to her but I wanted to write their names on the brick I know I could carve it in but I was thinking would permanet marker work? What would work best?

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Michele Z.
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Jan 05, 2012

I tried using "permanent" marker on stone, but it wore off within a short period of time. Then I tried using pea stones and cement glue to write the cat's name, but the glue did not hold up.

Perhaps etching the name in the stone would work the best, IF you can etch without cracking the headstone. It will be a challenge, so maybe if you practice on another stone first you'll be more successful. (Good luck)

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Jillian
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Jan 09, 2012

Your best bet would be to take the stone to someone who can sandblast it. They can also come out to do it, but that costs more. Another idea would be to use house paint, which you may be able to purchase sample sizes for cheap. Car paint would work, too, but isn't as readily available. If you go with paint, I would use stencils and a stencil brush. Brick is not easy to write on, not being a smooth surface, so you'll want to blot the paint into it.

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