Frequently Asked Questions
- Paint a rock!
- Hide it!
- Let someone find it!
This community is intended for posting and sharing art. Please keep in mind that art comes in all forms from paintings of people and things, to representations of political or social commentary. Art can be geared toward various Ages, Beliefs, Goals, or Affiliations.
If you see a rock that you disagree with, please kindly move along as this forum is not intended or appropriate for sociopolitical discussion. We are not asking that you refrain from having opinions, but please keep those opinions to your personal facebook page. If you find a rock out in the wild that you disagree with, we ask that you pass it up and go find another one. Someone who is ok with whatever subject matter is represented might find it and love it.
If a post lights on fire with negative commentary and gets closed down. Please refrain from opening a new post just to comment on those comments. When a post closes, let it be done.
Each member of this community as artist and/or member deserves respect. If your comment is not respectful, please keep it to yourself. Let’s Coexist peacefully… we can do it. We are the 901 and the #901 Rocks!
Our one and only rule is to be Respectful. We know that is broad and open for interpretation. If you are unsure – just ask yourself these 3 questions – Does my rock or my words Cultivate Kindness in others? Am I Planting Joy in someone’s heart expecting nothing in return? If someone read my post or found my rock are they able to Harvest Hope for a BETTER Tomorrow? (Meaning do they walk away feeling a warm fuzzy about Our hometown)
Being respectful also implies we make conscious efforts about people’s property. Don’t take rocks from public or private landscaping to paint. (It’s illegal to from a state/national park) Don’t leave a rock on personal or private property without permission. Don’t place a rock in an area that might cause harm to someone or something (mentally or physically).
It’s really up to you, there aren’t any real rules!
- Share the rock you found!
- On Facebook, Join the 901Rocks Community
- On Twitter, Tag a post with #901Rocks
- On Instagram, Tag a pic with #901Rocks
- Keep it or Re-Hide!
- Share a hint In the Facebook Community if you want to! (you don’t have to)
When Sharing on Instagram or Twitter, your post will be displayed on the 901Rocks RockWall at http://901Rocks.com/rockwall
We recommend labeling the rocks with “#901Rocks” and perhaps adding “901rocks.com” to it. We understand that many people don’t get hashtags still but just about everyone understands a web address these days.
Some recommendations that may help people understand the 901Rocks movement:
- #901Rocks (use the fb logo, too)
- 901Rocks! (use the fb logo, too)
- #901Rocks 901Rocks.com
And if you can fit it perhaps on larger rocks:
- Post a pic to 901Rocks! on Facebook! Keep or Re-hide
- Find us on Facebook, @901Rocks, post a pic, #901Rocks, Keep or Re-hide. 901Rocks.com
Our members have found the following work:
- Triple Thick
- Rustoleum Clear Sealer or Glaze spray
- Outdoor Modge Podge
- Clear Fingernail Polish
- Other acrylic Sealants should work as well.
If you are unsure of what may work, test it on a rock painted/designed for testing.
If you come across something else that works, Let us know!
We recommend using Amy’s Favorite Sealer when sealing over Sharpie: DecoArt’s TripleThick Brush On Glaze
This product does not make Sharpies run, and creates an amazing finish!
If you must use a spray on Sealer:
When sealing over Sharpie or other permanent markers, spray a very light coat and let it dry before applying thicker layers.
Good rocks are all over the place! However, some may be less acceptable to remove and some may be illegal so be careful.
If you wish to find rocks:
- Start with your own yard/landscape, you may be surprised with what you find there!
- Do not remove from public parks, this may be illegal.
- Do not remove from others’ yards without permission
- Do not remove from businesses’ landscape without permission
We recommend the following for outdoor use:
- Spray Paints
- Outdoor rated primers
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Pens
- Nail Polish
- Fabric/Silicone paints (for raised lettering/designs)
Rocks can be found in many locations from dollar stores to big box stores or through a local stone supplier.
Local Stone supply:
- Barden Stone
- Memphis Stone
- Millstone Market and Nursery
- Nature’s Earth (Summer location – bring a 5 Gallon bucket and fill it for $15.00)
- Lowes (larger rocks available in the landscape area)
- Home Depot (larger rocks available in the landscape area, mid size and smaller stones near bird feeders)
- Dollar Tree
- Dollar General
(If your 901 owned local business is interested in being added to this list, please reach us at the contact form)
Thanks for saving it! We know there are rocks out there that were not made with long lasting markers or paints. Also there may be some that were not sealed or sealed with a waterproof sealant. If you can tell what design it was before and would like to touch it up, that would be great! Otherwise, repaint it as you’d like!
So far, we have not had any true backlash from rocks being hidden; however, please carefully consider where you place them.
Some general guidelines:
- Do not place them where they may be sucked into any equipment. I.e. Air conditioning equipment, lawn equipment, etc.
- Please do not hide rocks in grass as they could be kicked up by a lawnmower and cause serious physical damage.
- Avoid ledges over walkways or over breakable items
- Do NOT ever place in, on or near animal cages/dwellings at the zoo!
- Do not place them somewhere a child may be tempted to climb where it is not designed for such.
- Avoid Private property if you don’t know the property’s owner or think they may not understand/appreciate the #901Rocks activities.
We ask that you please use common sense when hiding rocks. If it looks like a bad idea, it probably is…
Whatever you would like! We understand that kids and grownups alike enjoy painting, hiding, and finding #901rocks! We do ask that if your rock is more adult oriented, try to hide it somewhere less likely for a small child to find.
We want to hear about it!
At this time, we ask for you to spread the word about 901rocks, paint some rocks and share some happiness.
There may be opportunities to help us with organizing or participating in events in the future and we greatly appreciate your interest!
The attached Flyer is recommended for sharing at any events you wish to host 901Rocks! painting.
At this time there are no restrictions, but we do ask that each rock be tagged somewhere with “#901Rocks” as well as your tag if you plan on using one.
Other Rocks Groups
Yes! We’d love that! All we ask is that you refer back to 901Rocks or 901Rocks.com!
If you wish to use any of our content, please message us first so we can talk about what content and how it will be used! Send us an email to contact@901Rocks.com