Laser compatible paint

The owners manual says some paints and stains may not be compatible and I’m wondering what kind of paints can be used on wood and then engraved or cut in the Glowforge? I’m interested particularly in metallic paints and stains.

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Welcome to the forum. This is the best place to get answers to questions such as this.

A good place to start is the search function: Search results for 'safe paint' - Glowforge Owners Forum


Hey, welcome to the forum, we love to see new people and their creativity here!

@shogun may have opinions on this. He also knows of some paints that fight back and are hard to cut/engrave.

Beyond that, paint is a material like any other, so the same safety rules apply. You might like to read #4:

(and 5 and 6 might be helpful while you’re at it)


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