Cutting pre-painted wood?


Anyone have thoughts about cutting pre-painted wood? Painted by me, not some random paint from something I bought, but something I painted… say with a rattle can or something? Or maybe acrylic paint?


Many people on here do…I personally have been painting my own wood and laser cutting it for over 18 years…


Any special considerations? Do you use specific paints? Have you done any verification on the paints that they do not contain harmful chemicals? Rattle can spray paint? Acrylic?


I only use acrylics but many have used rattle cans… Most paint is fine once it’s dried…


No major problems here. Make sure it’s completely dry, especially if you need to mask it. (Matte finish will likely need masking more than glossy… as the burn marks should wipe off of the glossy.)