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Can you paint on the label side of a CD? If so, what kinds of paint would be safe for the drives?

Can you paint on the label side of a CD? If so, what kinds of paint would be safe for the drives?

I sometimes make demo CDs for artists as a kind of sideline from maintaining their websites. While working on one of these demo discs, I began to wonder whether it was possible for an artist to paint directly on the label side of the CD without the paint causing damage to the CD drive.

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"Very risky.

Even the slightest bit of weight can unbalance a disc and cause it to wobble violently when it spins up. You can try this reasonably safely by placing a small piece of tape on one side; when you use the disc now the sound is clearly different.

Oil and acrylics I think would be out of the question. You may get away with watercolour if you can find a thin enough piece of paper to cover the whole disk."