What is the difference between Hard Cast and Culture Cast Resins? The Culture cast is a softer resin and a thicker resin, it cures to the touch in 24 hours and can be poured to depths up to 2 inches. Culture Cast is good to use if adding glitter or mica, because of it’s thicker viscosity the media will stay suspended in the resin. If using for coasters we recommend coating with Artist resin for a hard protective shell.
Hard cast is a very thin resin almost like water, it cures to the touch in 48 hours and can be poured to depths up to 2 inches. Hard cast is great for preserving dried plants. Once hard the resin can be sanded, polished or turned. The Hard cast is cures very hard almost like glass.
Surface Preparation: All areas must be clean, dry and dust free before pouring resin.
Application and Mixing Instructions: For best results work surface and epoxy should be between 75-85°F (24-29°C). Humidity should be under 60%.
Thoroughly mix (2:1) 2 parts of Resin Part A with 1 part Hardener Part B in a clean, dust free container with your preferred stir stick or low speed mixer. Stir for 3-4 minutes, continuously scraping the sides and bottom of the mixing container. To make sure your resin is well mixed, especially if your new to resin, transfer entire contents into a second container and mix for an additional 1-2 minutes. Now you’re ready to pour. After pouring, bubbles may appear. Use a propane torch held 6 inches from the surface and sweep rapidly across entire surface until bubbles disappear. Process may need to be repeated if additional bubbles appear. This will leave a glass-like finish . For best curing results, room temperature should be between 78-85°F (24-29°C). Cures to the touch in 48 hours, complete cure in 7 days.
Emergency and First Aide Procedures: Avoid skin contact. Wear gloves when handling. If skin contact occurs, wash immediately with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention. Eye protection is recommended. If eye contact occurs, flush with large quantities of water. If hardener or mixed resin and hardener is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Dilute by giving water or milk to drink. If resin only is ingested, induce vomiting. Always get immediate medical attention if swallowed. Keep out of the reach of children.
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