Laser-safe Spray Paint?

Hey all!

I know that people have pointed out there are acrylic spray paints which are safe, and if you’re unsure, then you should find the msds for the particular product. I had some spray paint that would work for my project (would like to paint before lasering, then engrave the spray paint off). I found the msds for it, since it doesn’t say “acrylic” on the can. The problem is… I have no idea what I should be checking this list for. I know “vinyl” is a no go, but beyond that… ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

This is the MSDS sheet. Here’s the ingredient list in case you don’t want to tab out:

So, to quote my favorite podcast… am I good?


No chlorides, no crazy sulfur byproducts, looks pretty safe for the laser.

Just don’t breathe the fumes, like anything. Good ventilation, and you’re set.


Thanks so much!!

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Most of that stuff is the propellant and isn’t present in any significant amounts once the paint is dry.

For sure, Propane, n-Butane, Acetone, Propanol, Alcohol, Heptane, Octane, these are all volatile organics that are either gaseous coming out of the can or quickly turn to gas and evaporate away.