Engraving/cutting painted wood

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?

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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.

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Hey welcome.

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.

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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.

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What is the transfer paper and how do you use it?

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It is the paper that was on the materials Glowforge sent with your machine.

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