Epoxy Resin FAQ
Which resin should I choose?
We recommend our Premium Epoxy Resin as a good all rounder Epoxy Resin and suitable for most projects such as clear coating artwork, Resin Art, Painting and a great choice for Jewellery making due to its higher viscosity and faster cure time, which also makes it perfect for pouring in layers.
For projects that require more heat resistance such as coaster making or projects that have a larger surface area such as bars, counters and tabletops then our Premium Heat Resist is perfect for this use due to a longer working time and higher heat resistance.
What are the main differences between Premium Epoxy Resin and Premium Heat Resist?
Premium Heat Resist has a longer working time of 90 minutes so is perfect for larger projects or surface areas. Premium Epoxy Resin has a work time of up to 30 minutes perfect for artwork and coating. Premium Epoxy Resin is heat resistant to 50°C (122°F) and Premium Heat Resist is Heat resistant to 90°C (194°F) so more suitable for coaster making. Premium Epoxy Resin has a higher viscosity so is perfect for creating lines in artwork and for Jewellery making.
How do I mix resin?
Follow the mix ratio instructions carefully and scrape around the sides and bottom of the mixing jug to mix the resin and hardener together thoroughly. Mix slowly to reduce the incorporation of air and bubbles. Never add more hardener to make the resin set faster, this is not possible the correct ratio of resin to hardener is necessary.
How much pigment should I use?
We recommend you use our Epoxy Pigment Pastes, Dry Pigments or Glitter to colour your resin for perfect results. Never use more than 10% pigment by weight ratio to resin.
How do I create cells and lacing?
Our Perfect Cells formula will create cells easily every time and the use of a heat gun to blend the edges of our Epoxy Pigment Pastes.
Why has my resin not cured?
This is usually due to not mixing the resin and hardener thoroughly before use, the mixing ratio was not accurate or the resin was too cold.
How should I get rid of bubbles?
Use a low speed heat gun to remove bubbles.
How long should I wait before pouring a second layer of Resin?
Let your first coat of resin cure until it is hard, but still sticky. This sticky layer allows the second coat of resin to adhere to the first layer. Mix the resin for your second coat and apply to the first layer at this stage. If the resin has cured for longer than this time and is no longer sticky, sanding is required to create a rough surface for the second layer to adhere to. The rough surface will disappear once the second layer is applied creating a crystal clear surface. Always wear a respirator when sanding partially cured resin.