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What makes ArtResin™ epoxy resin safe to use?
ArtResin epoxy resin has been certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials as non-toxic when used as directed (conforms toASTM D4236). It is formulated using the highest quality materials and therefore produces no VOCs or fumes. It is a clean system, meaning there are no solvents or non-reactive diluentseverything in it reacts so nothing is free to become airborne and cause health issues. It is also non-flammable. For all these reasons, it is therefore classified as a non-hazardous material and is shippable by air. Furthermore, many curatives have a powerful odor, however ArtResin epoxy resin has only a low odor and is applicator friendly.
Read the blog:ArtResin Epoxy Resin is CERTIFIED Non-Toxic and Safe for Home Use!
Read the blog:Kids Can Use ArtResin Epoxy Resin Too!
Watch the video:Laboratory Test Results Measuring Yellowing of Commercial Epoxy Resins
ArtResin epoxy resin is derived from museum conservation-grade materials to ensure its water-clear clarity is preserved for decades. Many resins contain a UV stabilizer to help delay the epoxys natural yellowing process, however this alone is not enough to prevent yellowing from happening. ArtResin epoxy resin contains both a UV stabilizer as well as an advanced additive calledHALS (hindered amine light stabilizer)that interrupts the yellowing process before it can begin. The result is that it stays clear both in the bottle and once cured.
Read the blog:Advanced Non-Yellowing Technology: Yes, its Possible.
Read the blog:Will ArtResin Epoxy Resin Stay Perfectly Clear Over White Artwork?
Epoxy resins are prone to yellowing and other degradative effects from UV light, so stabilization additives are used to help mediate the damage. A UV stabilizer works to protect against gloss loss, cracking, chalking and de-lamination, and to some extent yellowing. A UV stabilizer merely delays yellowing in resins, so ArtResin epoxy resin has aHALS (hindered amine light stabilizer)added for extremely efficient long term yellowing protection.
Read the blog:Why Do Some Brands of Epoxy Resin Turn Yellow?
Yes! Once ArtResin epoxy resin is cured, it becomes safe as per FDA 21CFR175.300 (safe for direct food contact). You can check out theSDSfor further details. Here is the exact FDA link:
Read the blog:ArtResin Is Food Safe Resin!
What kind of coverage can I expect?
See ourResin Calculatorfor your specific coverage needs
Read the blog:How Much Resin Do I Need?
On a flat surface, ArtResin epoxy resin will naturally self-level to a thickness of 1/8.
OurResin Calaculatorand the recommendations below are all based on a 1/8 layer.
The ArtResin 2 gal Kitis 1 gallon resin + 1 gallon hardener and covers about 64 sq ft (e.g. an 8 x 8 piece).
The ArtResin 1 gal Kitis a half gallon of resin + half gallon of hardener and covers about 32 sq ft (e.g. a 4 x 8 piece).
The ArtResin 32 oz Kitis 16 oz resin + 16 oz hardener and covers about 8 sq ft (e.g. a 4 x 2 piece).
If you want your resin to look thicker, multiple 1/8 coats can be applied. You will need more ArtResin epoxy resin to cover the same surface area.
Read the blog:How To Pour A Thick Layered Resin Collage
What is the shelf life of ArtResin epoxy resin?
ArtResin epoxy resin will stay fresh for about 6 months in opened bottles, or 1 year unopened.
Can I do a second coat or multiple coats?
Yes, you can do a second coat of ArtResin epoxy resin. You may choose to do this to repair the first coat, for example if there is a bubble, hair, dust or other small imperfection in your cured resin. To apply a second layer, you will prepare and apply the resin exactly the same way as the first; however you must sand out the imperfection first, and then give the entire piece an overall sanding to provide some tooth so the second layer can adhere properly. Sanding will cause the first layer to look scuffed but dont worry; when you pour the second coat on, the scuff marks will become invisible.
Read the blog:Can I Apply A Second Coat of ArtResin?
You can also pour multiple layers of ArtResin epoxy resin if, for instance, you need to cover areas of high relief, if youre pouring into a mold or if you simply like the look of a thicker coat. Its important to remember that the ideal pour is 1/8 – if you pour any thicker, the bubbles will not be able to escape. You can layer ArtResin epoxy resin in multiple coats, as high as youd like, as long as you pour in 1/8 increments.
You have two choices when pouring multiple layers:
the first is to pour your first layer, torch out the bubbles, cover and wait 3-5 hours until your ArtResin epoxy resin reaches a jelly like stage. At this point, you can pour on your next 1/8 layer, torch out bubbles, cover, wait 3-5 hrs and repeat until you reach the height you desire. This method is especially handy when pouring into a mold or a dam.
The second option is to allow your first layer to fully dry, then give the overall piece a light sanding and pour on your next 1/8 layer. Torch out bubbles, cover and let this layer dry. Repeat these steps as many times as youd like.
Watch the video:Preparing A Resin Dam With Metal Tape
Read the blog:Can I Pour A Thick Layer Of Resin On My Artwork?
Keep in mind that our recommendation of a 72hr cure time is based on a 1/8 layer. The thicker your layers are, the longer the cure time will be. It could take up to 10 days for a full cure, depending on how many layers youve poured.
What safety precautions should I take when using ArtResin epoxy resin?
Read the blog:What Safety Precautions Should I Take When Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin?
ArtResin epoxy resin is considered a non-hazardous material and is non-toxic when used as directed, however there are some common sense safety precautions that every user should follow:
Wear gloves. ArtResin epoxy resin is very sticky in its liquid form, so gloves will protect the user from a mess, as well as skin irritation. Clean skin promptly with soap and water if it does come in contact with the product.
If the product somehow comes in contact with your eyes, flush with water repeatedly and do not rub. Promptly seek medical attention.
Work in a well ventilated area. Wear a respirator if ventilation is poor.
For detailed health information, please see theArtResin SDS.
ArtResin epoxy resin conforms to ASTM D4236, meaning it is certified as safe for home use.
Why use a torch with ArtResin epoxy resin?
Read the blog:Why Use A Torch With Resin?
Torches ( e.g. a butane-filledArtResin™ Artists Torchor anArtResin™ Artists Propane Torch Head) work extremely well to eliminate bubbles because they produce a flame which can easily be controlled and directed at an area of bubbles. When the resin is heated, it thins out which enables it to de-gas more easily. Heat guns can also work, however they are harder to direct heat to where you want it to go. An added benefit of the flame is that it will burn off tiny dust particles that may have landed in the resin. Of course, common sense and caution should be used when operating any torch or heat gun.
Can ArtResin epoxy resin be tinted?
Read the blog:Can I Add Color To My Epoxy Resin?
Watch the videos:5 ResinTint Videos With Josie Lewis!
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin can be tinted with ResinTint™ pigment, as well as acrylic paint or ink. Simply drop color into the mixture while stirring for an all over saturated color. All24 ResinTint™ colorantsare crafted for compatibility with ArtResin epoxy resin: this colorant will preserve the glossiness and translucency of the resin and will not cause a flammability risk when torched. Acrylic paint will produce a more opaque look and often greatly decreases the working time. Inks such as alcohol ink can pose a significant flammability risk when torched.
TIP: Whichever colorant you choose, be sure not to add more than 6% of the total volume of mixed resin and hardener.
Adding more than 6% colorant may interfere with the delicate balance necessary for the epoxy resins chemical reaction to take place, thereby preventing your ArtResin from curing properly.
What can/cant I use ArtResin™ epoxy resin on?
Watch the video:What Can I Use ArtResin Epoxy Resin On?
Watch the video:Is There Anything That ArtResin Epoxy Resin is Not Compatible With?
ArtResin epoxy resin will bond well to every medium, with the exception of wax paper and some plastics including silicone (i.e. materials that repel water). It works extremely well on wood, glossy photographs, inkjet prints, acrylic, oil paint that has completely dried, watercolor, spraypaint, encaustic, raw canvas, ink, paper collage, oil pastel, cardboard, sculpture, silicone molds, leaves, rocks, and other found objects. You may want to avoid pouring it over loose materials (this may include chalk pastels); anything that is not completely adhered to the surface of your work could potentially mix into the resin in its liquid form once its poured and float around. Some lower quality papers absorb resin rather than allowing it to sit on top, in which case a sealant should be used over the paper first to avoid seepage. The best thing to do is experiment and have fun!
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over oil paintings and oily surfaces?
Yes, you can use ArtResin epoxy resin over oil paint once it has dried thoroughly. It will fully bond to and seal in any dry oil painting.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over acrylic paint?
Watch the video:Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin on an Acrylic Painting
Yes, you can resin over acrylics. ArtResin epoxy resin will not act as a solvent on acrylic so long as the surface you are resining is dry. If you are curious or hesitant as to what the outcome will be, simply conduct a test on a practice surface first.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over watercolor?
Yes, you can use ArtResin epoxy resin over watercolor. Usually watercolor paper is very thick and high quality in order to be able to stand up to water which makes it the perfect paper to apply resin to. Some papers can absorb resin, but watercolor paper typically does not.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over spray paint?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin can be applied over dry spray paint.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over inkjet prints?
Watch the video:Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin over Inkjet Prints
Yes, you can use ArtResin epoxy resin over inkjet prints. There are many different kinds and brands of ink and paper, all of which will behave slightly differently. Glossy printed paper tends to work better than matte paper in allowing the resin to sit on top of the print without absorbing in. Glossy prints done at your local print shop will typically work great with ArtResin epoxy resin.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over printed photographs?
Read the blog:Can I Use ArtResin To Display My Instagram Pics?
Yes, you can use ArtResin epoxy resin over photographs for a finished, frameless modern look. Printing on glossy paper typically yields the best result.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over paper?
Watch the video:Is a Sealant Necessary when Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin over Paper?
Yes. ArtResin epoxy resin will seal in all kinds of papers, including photo paper, tracing paper, linen paper, origami paper, Yupo paper, etc. Resin isnt like waterif you pour it on paper, it doesnt necessarily soak into it provided you are using good quality paper. If you apply wet resin on dry paper, you will be able to touch the other side of the paper and it will be dry. Low to medium quality papers can absorb the resin making colors appear darker, however this can be corrected by first applying a sealant such as Mod Podge before using ArtResin epoxy resin. Glossy paper works best for photos. If you are curious or hesitant as to what the outcome will be, simply conduct a test on a small piece of scrap paper first.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over Yupo synthetic paper?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin will bond well to Yupo synthetic paper.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on a puzzle?
Read the blog:Can I Use Resin A Puzzle?
Read the blog:Yes, you can easily use ArtResin epoxy resin over a puzzle. Cut a piece of MDF board to the exact dimensions of your puzzle and adhere your puzzle to the board with white glue. Its always best practice to pre-treat your puzzle with a sealant first, as the resin may soak into the paper and make it look darker, especially around the perimeter of each puzzle piece.
Measure, mix and apply the ArtResin epoxy resin. Often puzzles require 2 coats because air is released from between the pieces in the puzzle which tends to create pitting in the first layer. A second layer will take care of any surface imperfections. Always remember to sand in between layers to encourage proper adhesion.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over wood?
Read the blog:Can I Apply ArtResin Epoxy Resin To Live Edge Wood?
Watch the video:How To Resin A Clock
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin looks great over wood! It brings out the woods natural colors and grain. It also seals it and protects it, making for a great surface to serve food and drinks from, for example.
, making it safe for use on cheese boards, charcuterie boards and other surfaces that come in contact with food!
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on aluminum prints?
Watch the video:Can I Use ArtResin On An Aluminum Print?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin will adhere to aluminum extremely well. It looks incredible!
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over marker?
Yes, you can resin over water-based or permanent marker once dry, however in most cases you will need to use a sealant such as Leveling Gel over the marker first to prevent bleeding and/or discoloration. Always test first before you pour ArtResin over your masterpiece.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over chalk pastels?
Yes, but be aware that chalk pastel is made up of loose particles that could mix with the resin. If you are applying a large quantity of resin, you may be able to tilt the surface (e.g. your canvas or board) in order to spread the resin aroundmuch like batter in a cake pan(instead of using a spreader) to help prevent unwanted mixing.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over sculpture?
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Watch the video:Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin Over Sculpture and 3D objects
Yes, you can apply ArtResin epoxy resin to sculpture and 3D objects by painting it on in thin coats with a disposable foam brush or applying with gloved hands.
Can I make jewelry with ArtResin epoxy resin?
Watch the video:Making Jewelry Pendants with ArtResin Epoxy Resin
Yes, however ArtResin epoxy resin is best for certain types of jewelry making where the resin is poured into/onto a support (e.g. pendants). It may not be appropriate for pieces that are meant to be worn without a substrate (e.g. a bangle). Try experimenting with colored pigments and dyes, pouring it into silicone molds and into bezels. Add attachments like hooks, pins, beads and gems either as the resin is curing, or afterward using a strong adhesive.
Can I embed an object in ArtResin epoxy resin (e.g. a penny)?
Watch the video:Embedding Beer Caps in ArtResin Epoxy Resin
Yes. Flatter objects, like pennies, will be easier to cover totally. You can also work in layers if it helps.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin with glass?
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Yes, you can apply ArtResin epoxy resin as an adhesive for glass tiles and mosaics (i.e. like clear grout), and you can also pour it overtop of shard glass to make sure sharp edges are not exposed.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over organic material and natural objects?
Watch the video:How To Resin Leaf Napkin Holders
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin can be used over organic material such as butterfly wings, rocks and leaves. The resin will seal it in, protecting it from the air and preserving its natural wet, brilliant color. It is advisable to chose items that are fairly flat so the resin is sure to cover them completely. Use caution when pouring and spreading over delicate areas of your artwork and be aware that the resin is thick and can be heavy if a large amount is used. Because of this, you may wish to apply the resin in thin coats.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over gold leaf?
Read the blog:How To Resin Over GoldLeaf
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin can be used over gold leaf.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin over textured artwork?
Yes. Depending on how high the texture is, you may need to apply multiple coats if you want a perfectly flat resin surface on top. To apply multiple layers of resin, allow the first coat to thicken to a gel-like state (usually takes 3-5 hours), then pour a second coat overtop to cover any areas that are sticking up. Repeat as often as necessary, torching after each pour.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on fabric?
Yes, it will make the fabric stiff and rock hard after it cures. Be advised that the resin will make the fabric look wet (i.e. possibly alter its color).
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin with polymer clay?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin can be used overtop of polymer clay to strengthen and beautify sculptural pieces. It can withstand oven temperatures consistent with that typically used for polymer clay; the resin may soften a little while very hot but will firm up once cooled.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin to make coasters and hot plates?
ArtResin epoxy resin works very well as a coaster protectant; the heat generated from a hot mug will not damage the resin surface. However, hotter temperatures such as that produced from a frying pan or casserole dish straight from the oven are typically too hot for the resin surface, so we do not recommend using ArtResin epoxy resin for hot plates. It is recommended for use up to 120 F.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on ceramics?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin will bond to ceramic material. For ceramic tile, simply pour on and spread as usual. For ceramic sculpture, apply with a disposable foam brush in thin coats. For ceramic plateware, simply wait until the ArtResin epoxy resin has fully cured before serving food on it.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on plateware?
Read the blog:ArtResin Is Food Safe Resin!
Yes, according to the FDA, ArtResin epoxy resin is safe to use on surfaces that come in contact with food. Simply wait until it has fully cured before serving food on it.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on food to preserve it as a decoration?
Watch the video:See Why its Important to Coat Every Square Inch of a Food Item in ArtResin Epoxy Resin
Yes, you can use ArtResin epoxy resin on food without it rotting, so long as you cover every square inch of the item to protect it from the air. Once resined, your food will look as fresh as the day it was resined (though it should not be eaten, obviously).
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on countertops?
ArtResin epoxy resin can be used to coat kitchen countertops, but keep in mind that ArtResin was designed as a surface coating for artwork meant to be hung on the wall – it is considered scratch-resistant but not scratch-proof. You may want to add a polyurethane topcoat for an extra layer of protection against everyday wear and tear. ArtResin epoxy resin is approved as food safe by the FDA.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on flooring?
ArtResin epoxy resin is very durable once fully cured but as it was designed as a surface coating for artwork meant to be hung on the wall, it is considered scratch-resistant, not scratch-proof. A polyurethane sealant will help to protect your floor against inevitable wear and tear. It should be noted that ArtResin epoxy resin may be slippery when wet as it is waterproof.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin to make pen blanks?
Watch the video:Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin for Pen Casting
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin will work for relatively small casting projects such as pen blanks.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin to coat fishing lures?
Watch the video:Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin on a Fishing Lure
Yes. ArtResin epoxy resin is very durable and waterproof. Once cured, the resin is inert and therefore does not pose a threat to aquatic life. Although it can be indented with a fingernail in the first few days after curing, it is not typically able to be indented after the first 72 hour window. ArtResin epoxy resin has been shown inthird party lab teststo outperform other epoxy resins in terms of non-yellowing longevity, resulting in a realistic-looking lure that will last.
Can I use ArtResin epoxy resin on a guitar body?
Yes, you can resin over a guitar. Work in multiple thin layers to avoid dripping. You may want to try hanging the guitar from a wire so that the drips gather at the bottom where you will drill in the strap peg.
What is the difference between ArtResin epoxy resin and varnish?
Watch the video:ArtResin Epoxy Resin vs. Varnish
ArtResin epoxy resin is much thicker than varnish (about 1/8 thick vs. paper thin). It is poured on like clear honey and spread out, whereas varnish is typically painted or rolled on. ArtResin epoxy resin is protected against the aging (i.e. yellowing) effects of UV light, whereas varnishes typically are not.
What is the difference between ArtResin epoxy resin and Mod Podge?
Watch the video:ArtResin Epoxyr Resin vs. Mod Podge
ArtResin epoxy resin is a two part mixture, whereas Mod Podge is one part. ArtResin epoxy resin is poured on like clear honey and spread out, whereas Mod Podge is typically painted on with a brush in several coats. ArtResin epoxy resin is thicker and typically glossier than Mod Podge. Both act as sealants. ArtResin epoxy resin is protected against the aging (i.e. yellowing) effects of the sun by UV and HALS stabilization additives.
What is the best supportive surface to use resin with?
Watch the video:Using Stretched Canvas vs. Using Wooden Panels with ArtResin Epoxy Resin
Wooden panels are best to use with ArtResin epoxy resin because they are sturdy. With large pieces, stretched canvas can sag in the middle under the weight of the resin.
What materials will ArtResin epoxy resin NOT stick to?
ArtResin epoxy resin does not adhere well to disposable plastic paint tarps, plastic sandwich/grocery bags, silicone molds, and the non-sticky side of shiny tape. Artists can use these properties to their advantage when creating their pieces (e.g. jewelry made from resin poured in silicone molds).
Is cured ArtResin epoxy resin paintable?
Watch the video:Can I Paint On Top of ArtResin Epoxy Resin?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin can be painted on once its dry. Some artists mix resin with pigment or dye and use it like paint on top of a first cured layer of resin. You may want to check out one of ourFeature Artists, Bruce Riley, who works this way.
How hard is ArtResin epoxy resin once cured?
ArtResin epoxy resin is very firm and hard once cured and is heat resistant and scratch resistant.
Will any shrinkage occur with ArtResin epoxy resin?
No, shrinkage will not occur with ArtResin epoxy resin. Shrinkage only occurs in products that have solvents or non-reactive diluents included, which ArtResin epoxy resin does not.
No, cracking does not typically occur. ArtResin epoxy resin is very hard and durable once cured. It has been formulated with a bit of flexibility to it to prevent cracking and brittleness.
Is cured ArtResin epoxy resin waterproof?
Yes, ArtResin epoxy resin is a permanent application that seals in whatever it is poured overtop of and protects the work underneath from water.
What happens if ArtResin epoxy resin freezes?
Watch the video:What happens if ArtResin epoxy resin freezes?
If ArtResin epoxy resin freezes in its liquid state, it should be moved to a warmer place and will return to normal functioning once it reaches room temperature.
Can ArtResin epoxy resin artwork be hung outside?
ArtResin epoxy resin contains advanced UV andHindered Amine Light Stabilizersto protect it from degradation (i.e. yellowing) caused by UV light, however exposing it deliberately to UV light is still not recommended to be safe.
You may want to check out this blog:YOU ASKEDHow is our new ArtResin epoxy resin formula better in terms of yellowing?
Watch the video:Should I Seal my Artwork Before Using ArtResin Epoxy Resin?
In most cases, there is no need to seal your work firstArtResin epoxy resin is the ultimate sealant! If you are working with low quality papers, you will likely need to use a sealant overtop first to prevent the ArtResin epoxy resin from seeping into the paper.
Will magazine clippings fade under ArtResin epoxy resin?
Usually magazine clippings will typically hold true to their colorsit depends on the quality of ink and paper theyre printed on. It helps to paint the surface underneath white, then resin as usual overtop. Clippings should be sealed first before resining. Some magazines pages can become translucent and show the images on the opposite side when resin is applied.
What type of glue should I use to hold paper to a surface prior to using ArtResin epoxy resin?
Try a glue stickthey do not contain much water so there is minimal risk of the paper rippling before you resin.
Can I apply ArtResin epoxy resin with a paint roller or an air gun?
Yes you can use a paint roller to spread ArtResin epoxy resin, however the roller will be unusable afterward. An air gun is not recommended for use with resin because it will clog the passageway as it cures. The easiest way to apply ArtResin epoxy is by dragging the resin across the surface with anArtResin™ spreader.
How can I make my own wooden panel to use ArtResin epoxy resin on?
Watch the video:Making Wooden Panels for ArtResin Epoxy Resin
1. Cut masonite board (MDF board) to the dimensions you want
2. Measure length of masonite and cut wooden edges to match that length. For small pieces, use 2 x 1 wood. For larger pieces, use 2 x 2 wood so its stronger.
3. Use wood glue/corrugated nails to attach the edges to the board.
4. OPTIONAL: You can also use flat L brackets to screw into the back to make the corners stay tight. If the piece is large, consider adding a diagonal cross-piece of wood from corner to corner for extra support.
5. Sand corner outer edges. Fill in gaps with wood filler putty. Let dry and sand again.
6. To prime the wood, use gesso from an art store or white ceiling paint from the hardware store
Where should I ArtResin epoxy resin my piece?
ArtResin epoxy resin has no fumes or VOCs, however it makes sense to use it in a ventilated area. It should be kept and used at room temperature in an environment that is not too humid, otherwise surface film and other imperfections can occur in your resin as it cures.
Watch the video:How To Mix ArtResin
Measure equally and accurately by volume, not weight. Adding too much of either the resin or the hardener will alter the chemical reaction and your resin will not cure properly.
Stir your equally measured amounts of resin and hardener together for at least 3 minutes. Not stirring properly will result in a sticky resin that will never cure.
Scrape the bottom and sides of your mixing vessel as you stir to ensure the entire mixture catalyzes and that there is no remaining unmixed resin or hardener stuck to the sides that may prevent a proper cure.
If bubbles appear, dont worryyou can take care of them after pouring with anArtists Torch.
When you pour the resin out of the mixing vessel, avoid scraping the sides in case there is any unmixed resin or hardener stuck to the sides – if this gets mixed into your catalyzed resin, you may end up with soft sticky spots in your cured resin
How do I properly spread ArtResin epoxy resin?
Watch the video:How To Pour And Spread ArtResin
Once you mixed your resin and hardener for 3 minutes, youll have approximately 40 minutes of working time to pour and spread your ArtResin before it starts to cure and gets too thick to work with.
If youve warmed your resin in a water bath, the working time will be reduced by about 10-15 minutes, so time yourself accordingly.
If you want to coat the entire piece, start by pouring in the centre of your work. To spread, use a flat semi-strong object (i.e. something that can stand up to the density and weight of the resin). You can also use a disposable foam brush if you only want to embellish specific areas of your piece.
Typically you will have to dispose of your spreading tool, unless you purchase reusable epoxy resin spreaders which can be used over and over again. Ourreusable jagged spreadershave different sized teeth along each size so you can drag the spreader across the surface of the artwork and in so doing, you will spread the ArtResin epoxy resin evenly and efficiently.
You can resin the sides with a disposable foam brush or your gloved hand, or just let the resin dome neatly on top – doming means that you simply nudge the resin just to the edge of your piece without going over …