➤ Warning: 5 Crucial Facts You Must Know Before Buying a Wood Burning Pen
It does not matter if you are a professional pyrographer or a beginner; we know how difficult it is to find the right tool.
That is why we bring you this analysis to help you find the wood burning pen that best suits your needs.
What to look for before buying a wood burning pen?
Quality: cheap is expensive; that's a rule of life. Before buying, ensure your purchase is made with good materials and look for product reviews.
Features of Woodburning Pen
Burn like a pro
What materials can I use my burner pen on?
What makes this wood-burning pen superior?
How to wood burn in 5 steps
1. Find and prepare your wood.
2. Choose and transfer your design.
3. Set up your tool.
4. Outline and fill in your artwork.
5. Fix imperfections.
Some tips for wood burning:
Press lightly: For a better result, do not press too hard; this could damage your art and the tool. Vary the pressure you put to achieve a different effect on the wood
Start with simple designs: if you are just starting, do not try to do too complex projects. At first look for simple models to improve your skill.
Be careful with children and pets: never leave your burning pen unattended if there are little ones in the house; it is dangerous and can cause unwanted situations.
Use the stand: do not put the pencil on the wood; it could ruin your project; always use a stand to keep your workspace in order and maintain a controlled environment.
Choose a suitable surface: keep in mind that there are softer and harder types of wood; these characteristics will completely change the way you will have to use the pen, so select your material wisely. Find out which is the best wood for pyrography.
Practice makes a master: the best way to improve is by doing, so give yourself time, do your best and see how you will become much better sooner than you expect.
Safety gear for wood burning
Importance of cleaning the tools
Does the product have a guarantee?
Yes, of course! With the purchase of your woodburning kit, we offer you a 60-day guarantee for your peace of mind.
My tips/nibs aren't burning as well as they used to.
This is probably due to the need to clean the tips; always remember to heat it for 3 minutes before starting to burn.
What can I use to take care of my art after I burn?
We recommend using lacquer and applying it with a brush; let it dry well before you apply color to your burn. You should also remember that the color may change a little after applying the sealant. You can try different options depending on whether you want a matte or glossier result.
Can I burn painted wood?
It is not a good idea; it would be like burning paint; this process releases toxins that can cause anything from headaches to intoxication.
So… we do not recommend doing it.
What is the best way to transfer the template to the wood?
Graphite paper is the most used way, just trace it directly onto the wood.
Can I use my wood-burning pen to solder?
It is possible that if you try it, it will work, but the product is not designed for that; you may not get the desired results, and it could even damage the tips of the pen.