Engraved tiles


#1

I have made custom tiles using the white tiles and spray painted black and then engraved. I am going to sell at an art fair. Looking for suggestions on sealing the tile to preserve the images.


#2

I’ve detailed my process here: More Ceramic Tiles: Upgraded

Others have also shared what they’ve used towards the bottom of my post as well.


#3

Be sure you understand what type sealer you use (some have tried spray shellac or poly, modge podge has a water based one), and that they are not food safe, and if you etch thru the overglaze, the tile is no longer durable for water use–great for coaster & art use, but not as a tile to be grouted in place.

And test for durability for cleaning/scrubbing, so you can properly inform customers if they ask…

But I’ve not done any trials with sealers, as the few tests I’ve done have been on tiles I had left over from some of my tiling projects, and I’ve not etched thru the glaze, so no sealer needed, as top coat still intact, with a nice dark grey where the laser reacted with the glaze.