How to Fix Dust on Epoxy Resin

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Ok, so you’ve done your artwork, let it dry overnight, and in the morning, you look at it, and wait, what? There is hair on it!!!

Seriously? How on earth did it get there? What are you going to do now? Oh, no!

We understand what this means to you. Trust us, we’ve been there. It happens to most of us.

Dust particles, hair, hair bunnies, and whatever is in there that’s not supposed to be there can really freak you out. These particles (including bugs!) that got stuck to the resin can be taken out to salvage your artwork.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Get the things you need to take out these nasties. You can use popsicle sticks, tweezers, toothpick, or a glue/resin spreader.
  2. Put on your hand gloves. Pick everything off using any of the tools. For bigger chunks, use the tweezers. Use whatever is best to take out the particles.
  3. Using sandpaper, sand out the resin. Your piece will look really bad at first, but that’s ok for now.
  4. Once done sanding the piece, use a moist paper towel to remove the debris.
  5. Let the piece dry. Measure and mix resin and hardener and coat the surface again.

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of doing the steps above, here are some ways to avoid this from happening again:

Work in a controlled environment. Choose a space that is clean and free from dust and debris. Make your workspace inaccessible to your pets too! Those furs can easily stick to your wet resin so just don’t let them in.

Make sure your artwork is clean. Before pouring the resin, check the surface and make sure it’s dust-free. Paintbrushes sometimes leave hairs, so you want to inspect your artwork first. Just to make sure nothing is in there, wipe it using a clean, felt-free cloth, or use an air gun to take out any impurities.

After you pour, inspect the surface. Make sure to take out anything that may have settled on the resin. You can use a toothpick to pick up hairs, dusts, or insects.

Cover your piece. Here is the most effective technique to avoid dust. Just use a cardboard box to cover your artwork while the resin cures.

If you follow these steps, your piece will not get dusty. Do you have tips that you want to share? Comment down below.