What paint can I use to paint like wood products and laser on top of?

Hi i was just wondering what kind of paint I can use safely to paint on wooden boards and be able to laser on top of. Thanks

Acrylic is always good. But better to paint after the fact, not before.


I use acrylic spay paint all the time. It does dirty up the machine quite a bit, so I wouldn’t be running painted stuff 24/7, but I’ve had no issues doing pre-painted stuff. (If you go the spray-paint route, I recommend a good quality paint with lots of pigment, like the stuff made for graffiti paint. I use “Ironlak” paint from Hobby Lobby, but there are others that are just as good.)


This question is outside our team’s scope. I’ve moved it to the Beyond the Manual so the discussion can continue there.

Ok that’s great thank you.

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Yea, This is interesting, I was thinking about trying to ‘tye dye’ wood then GFing on it… get some cool effects

I experimented with lasering stained wood, that seems to work ok…


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cough cough @shogun cough cough

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I have had good luck with UltraDye and lasering fractal images on boxes:

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OMG OMG Those are so awesome!!!