Nothing is more annoying than finishing a beautiful wood burning to discover leftover hard-to-remove pencil lines.
Pencil lines can be hard to remove from wood, and your regular eraser on the end of your pencil probably won’t make much of a difference.
This post will cover how to erase lines from your pyrography art and the best erasers for removing those pesky pencil lines. I’ll also share some other options besides erasers.
All tools mentioned, processes, and opinions below are from my experiences of being a wood burning artist!
Tools To Use For Removing Pencils Lines From Wood
These are some of the best erasers for removing those annoying leftover pencil lines from wood! I 100% recommend getting these erasers if you are a wood burner. First, they are affordable. Second, a pack of either of these erasers will last a long time. Third, they do really well at removing pencil lines from wood! Both kinds work well with removing pencil lines from wood. The Sand Eraser has a bit more grit to it though!
If you try erasing pencil marks and the lines remain, you can try lightly sanding the wood. I have done this on several occasions where I couldn’t remove a pencil line but a light sanding job did. If you go this route, I recommend testing the sandpaper on another piece of wood before sanding your original wood burning art.
How To Avoid Hard-To-Remove Pencil Lines:
1. Don’t draw dark pencil lines. If I ever use a pencil to sketch a design on wood, I am always VERY light with my sketch. Lights pencil marks are 10x easier to erase than dark pencil marks!
2. Remove pencil marks quickly. If you burned your basic outline and see some of your pencil sketches still and you don’t need them anymore, remove it. I find it’s best to remove the pencil lines ASAP vs. letting them sit on for a while.
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