Using the right torch is very important because it makes the job easier and gives you the best result. The reason we torch our resin project is to get rid of those bubbles.
Many of our artists want to know which torch is most effective for our Artist Resin. To answer this concern, here is the torch that Counter Culture DIY recommends:
So why do we recommend these items in particular?
This torch is pressure regulated so that you consistent flame even when tilted or inverted. It ignites with the touch a button and goes off when you release it or if you happen to drop it. It features an adjustable flame and has a “continuous flame lock” feature for when you’re doing larger pieces.
Our resin 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. Then you won’t have that beautiful glass like finish!
We’ve tried using other gas and other torches but this combination works best with our resin in our opinion.