How can I remove sticky residue after engraving wood?
Easily Remove Engraving Residue from Wood
If you've ever run your laser at low speed and highpower, you've seen the results - sticky sap and varnish covering the areas you've already engraved. We wanted to share a product we've found that quickly cleans up all of that extra residue, leaving a clean, crisp engraving.
Using a common and easily accessible hand soap, we'll show you how to quickly and easily remove wood residue from any project. Additionally, the product we're using for this project is a biodegradable, waterless, petroleum solvent-free hand cleaner that contains neither harsh chemicals, mineral oils nor ammonia.
- Permatex Fast Orange Hand Cleaner (available at any home improvement store.)
- Soft-bristle brush.
- Paper towels or cloth.
1. Begin by placing a small amount of cleaner on the brush. Then, gently scrub the area until it is free of residue.
2. When your project is residue free, simply wipe away any excess dirt and debris with a slightly damp paper towel.
And there you have it - a quick, effective and "green" way to remove stubborn wood residue from laser cutting and engraving projects.