Asked on Dec 12, 2015

How to polish raw small stones i.e. pebble

by Lalmehta
How can I make raw river stones shine/ glitter? Should I polish them? If so, how?
  8 answers
  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Dec 13, 2015
    You can use a Rock Tumbler to help with that. Be prepared it's rather noisy when it's in operation.
  • Roberta Stewart-Fite Roberta Stewart-Fite on Dec 13, 2015
    A can of spray polyurethane. I took found rocks and got out my acrylic white paint. Once the rock was dry, I used alcohol ink to have a little fun. I just used the spray poly to set the ink and give an ever lasting shine. So, I bet it would work in unpainted rocks as well. a bottle of clear fingernail polish can be more than a can of poly.
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Dec 13, 2015
    Roberta said it ,I was going to say if you don't have many to do use clear or clear glitter nail polish.
  • Katie Katie on Dec 13, 2015
    wood polish
  • Julie Julie on Dec 13, 2015
    I've used clear acrylic sealer in a gloss finish. Great results. Really brings out the beauty of the rocks (wet the rock to see the same outcome; dry completely before using spray). I bought the can at Michael's.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Dec 13, 2015
    You could try a dab of petroleum jelly or baby oil and rub it on with your finger tips. A little bit should work to give the stones a sheen
  • Lori Lori on Dec 13, 2015
    I have sprayed hundreds and hundreds of rocks with spray gloss from Krylon or any good paint.
  • Sandi Long Lawson Sandi Long Lawson on Dec 17, 2015
    I spray too, Krylon is my Fav but I went to the Auto Store and bought a can of laccer and I will try that soon. Spray is only as good as the amount of weather they are exposed to. If you put the rocks outside be prepared to respray sometime.