What room temperature is best when working with Artist Resin? Artist Resin works best in temperatures between 70-75 degrees F.
What is the working time of Artist Resin? The working time depends on the temperature of the resin and the temperature of the room you are working in. If the temperature is around 72 degrees F, you should have 30-45 minutes of working time. The cooler the resin and the room, the longer the working time. The warmer the resin and the room, the shorter the working time.
How long does Artist Resin take to cure? Artist Resin will cure to the touch in 8-12 hours and fully cure in 24 hours. If shipping a recently cured project, it is recommended to wait at least 72 hours before shipping.
What is the difference between Artist Resin & Artist Resin Medium Viscosity? Artist Resin has a thick viscosity, Medium is a bit thinner. They have the same heat resistance and UV protection. Medium will give you a thinner layer and is great for molds. Colorants have more movement in Medium, you’ll get more separation and definition with the original.
How does it react to the heat? Artist Resin is heat resistant up to 500 degrees F. You should not expose Artist Resin to prolonged heat sources, this could amber the resin. For example: hanging a piece directly over a fireplace where it is exposed to long periods of high heat.
How can I get rid of bubbles?
1. You can warm the resin when mixing. Warm resin will mix easier without creating as many bubbles.
2. Use the recommended propane torch.
Can I use a heat gun to pop bubbles in poured resin? No, our resin is fairly thick and is heat resistant to 500°. In order to penetrate the surface quickly, you need short bursts of high heat. Propane burns hotter than butane. Although some get by with a culinary torch, if you have a problem with bubbles you’ll need propane. By applying less heat (butane/heat gun) for a longer time trying to reach the bubbles, you could scorch the resin. It may also get thin or wavy and you still won’t reach the bubbles. (See official FAQ page for picture/product reference and additional FAQs!)
My resin got really hot and clumpy. Resin gets hot during the curing process – after your resin is mixed you should apply it immediately to your work. If you leave a mass of mixed resin in a container, it will build up heat rapidly and will dramatically reduce working time. (See FAQs page for full answer.)
Is Artist Resin FDA compliant? Yes, all of our resins are FDA compliant (FDA 21 CFR 175.300).