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    Default Marking darker tiles

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone can help me.

    When I need to cut a tile using a wet cutter, I draw the line(s) using a normal felt tip really. But the second I put it in front of a wet cutter, you can probably guess what happens. That line vanishes in a split second.

    Is there a special pen or anything that I can use?

    Please help, thanks!

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    Try a china marker or a crayon, the water will not wash your marks away.

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    As above. I use a pencil or biro, Make sure the line is as thin as can be to get a tight cut and cut on the relevant side of the line, not just down the middle.


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    Try the above from Trade Tiler

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    tile pencil for normal tiles or a white or red china marker for darks,i would forget the felt tip

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    wouldn't be without my white pencil. Some simple things make life so much easier

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    I often score the tile first with a dry cutter.......then run a pencil down the line.

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    I sometimes score the stone with the manual cutter as cj does above but i use a light coloured china marker from tradetiler..the wax leaves a mark along the edge of the score which doesnt get washed away.

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    I am very greatful for all your replies.
    This china marker looks like just the thing I need, and tradetiler.com looks like a very useful website.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    Another good trick is to mark both ends of the tile and then use masking tape as a line, then just cut down the tape - works a treat!

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    Default Re: Marking darker tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by A.J.B.E.G.B View Post
    Another good trick is to mark both ends of the tile and then use masking tape as a line, then just cut down the tape - works a treat!
    That would take a long time, why use masking tape when you can use a pencil?


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    Quote Originally Posted by diamondtiling View Post
    That would take a long time, why use masking tape when you can use a pencil?


    Seriously? It takes me a maximum of five seconds to run a length of masking tape accross a tile!

    I suggested it in case a pencil mark didnt show up. Ive done a lot of dark polished porcelain tiles were you cant see a pencil mark and masking tape works a treat.

    Its just another method in case you cant see a pencil / pen mark.

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