Embellish Laser Etching

Two quick tricks for adding a little more finish to laser etched acrylic.

 

The Sharpie Trick

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If the laser etch is thin, text for example, you can use a permanent marker to highlight it.

What you’ll need

 

Color over the etch with a Sharpie, no need to stay in the lines.

 

Then go over the surface with a dry erase marker, only the surface, not the etch.

 

Wipe clean with a rag or paper towel and you’re good to go.

 

Over Paint and Sanding

When the etch is a bit bigger than just text, use acrylic paint to fill in the voids.

 

You can over-paint the area, no need to stay in the lines.

 

After the paint dries, use high grit sand paper (400, 600, and/or 800) to take the extra paint off.

 

If there are voids or pock-marks in the finish, you can repaint, let it dry, and sand again.