10 Amazing Painting Tips for Laser Cutting Projects To Make Your Job Easier
Here are some amazing painting tips for laser cutting projects to make your job easier you may not have known about to get better coverage.
Questions I Often Get About Painting for Laser Cutting Projects
- Holly, how do I get good coverage on the burned edges of my laser cutting projects?
- What paint do you use?
So I took to my ambassador team and had them contribute the best advice they have.
Painting Tips Jennifer Phillips of Little Color Co
- Always have good ranges of sandpaper on hand. The big tip from most designers is to sand with a 220 and then prime. Then, again with a 320. It will help smooth it out and give you a good base to start from when painting.
- Spray paint makes it easier to get all of those smaller nooks and crannies. But use painters tape to hold down tiny pieces before spraying to keep them from flying around (simply double it over and tape one side down to your table).
- Having a spray paint tent sure makes it easier to paint in different temps and wind conditions!
Painting Tips from Grace Winter of Lemonwood Lane
- Grace doesn’t paint a lot, and tends to leave the natural finish of the wood. With that being said, using a shellac really brings out the finish.
- Using acrylics on smaller pieces might also be easier using a sponge to dab in color. And, a foam roller for better coverage on larger areas.
- Try using Unicorn Spit for painting – it gives you a washed/stained look.
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Painting Tips from Krystina Engle of Thistle Frills
- Try using Rustoleum Automotive Filler Primer as it’s one of the best things to cover up those burned edges of laser cutting. (excuse me while I’m off to purchase).
- Krystina tells us that since she has upgraded to a higher end laser cutter she doesn’t get as much of the burned edges. WHOA! Love that. (She has the Thunder 51/130 by the way).
- Don’t forget to check out your local Lowes or Home Depot for sample sizes of interior paints in a flat and matte finish. You’ll find them on sale often.
What Tips Do You Have?
What are some of our favorite tips when it comes to painting for laser cutters? Leave us a comment and share. Let’s help our community!