Finishing and Painting 3D Printed Parts

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Finishing Guide

Painting Resin 3D Printed Parts

The appearance of PolyJet & SLA 3D printed parts can be improved by sanding and painting. Most resins used by SLA and PolyJet printers are acrylic based, meaning they post process very easily. This guide breaks down the steps required to produce smooth parts in any color you desire.

Together with the rapid print speed and the affordability of FDM - makes it possible for us to provide massing models faster and more affordably than via traditional manufacturing methods. Together with the the largest FDM capacity in Western Canada Forge Labs can offer turnaround times as fast as next day on most ready-to-print architectural models.

Recommended Tools:

  • Paint & Primer (We prefer Krylon)

  • UV Resistant Clearcoat for Proection

  • Paint Respirator rated R95/ P95

  • Wet/Dry Sandpaper, 320- 1200 Grit

  • Microfibre cloth

  • Sanding Block if painting large flat surfaces

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