Best Type of Sharpies for Tile?

There are soooo many kinds. Could someone please tell me the best type of Sharpie to use on ceramic tile? Thanks!

I can’t imagine there being any that are bad. Even dry-erase markers work fine.

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I use plain sharpies which are alcohol based. Most alcohol markers will work similarly.

Some people swear by oil based sharpies. I found them hard to clean up.

Others have tried paint pens or paint sticks and gotten good results.

Go try all the stuff!

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yeah, there are no “bad” answers, per se. only what gives you the result you like. i’ve even used highlighters on a tile to get more of a pale pastel look.

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I use oil based ones so that in the event someone uses it as a coaster for an alcoholic drinks I don’t have to worry that spills will re-dissolve the pigment and wash or dilute it out.

I clean it off using a damp magic sponge.

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While I’m not ruling out that the problem could be me, or some of the images I’ve chosen to engrave, I must dissent. While I have no best sharpie to suggest, I will recommend you not buy the Bic line of sharpie equivalents. I bought a large set of the Bic ones two Amazon Prime days ago and I think they provide a very uneven result compared to the sharpies I have.

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In case anyone is curious how the highlighters looked.

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Thought I would get your take on this as well. Any tips for getting the oil-based sharpie to not rub off so much. Do you let it dry completely before wiping ? Mine seems to rub off more than I was hoping (was using a paper towel and some saliva) and I tried doing a second coat …

I let it dry for about 5 - 10 minutes then rub it off with a magic sponge (I use the generic version not the Mr Clean name brand ones).

I very lightly dampen it with tap water & squeeze it out. Then rub the excess off - lots of back & forth strokes, not heavy pressure trying to get it all at once in one stroke.

Beyond precious!!

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