Hi. I’m new to the glowforge. I was wondering if I can paint a wooden sign with acrylic craft paint and then once dry engrave on the painted wood?
It is done frequently, just make sure there are no metals (like chrome) as a colorant, and no PVC as it give off chlorine that will destroy your machine in one try. Most will be fine.
It’s funny how you sometimes see the same question get asked by several people right in a row. You’re the third in the last six days, must be something in the air.
I do it all the time—- never a problem. I also have Minwax polycrylic over the paint. Just make sure paint and polyacrylic are completely dry for a couple of days before you put the transfer paper on.
What is the transfer paper and how do you use it?