HOW TO USE
Surface Preparation: All areas must be dry and dust free. Remove all silicone or oil residues before resin application. It’s recommended to use our “No More Dimples” Art Primer or Quick Coat on surfaces that might resist resin.
Application and Mixing Instructions: Artwork and epoxy must be between 70-75°F (21-24°C). Humidity must be under 60%.
Thoroughly mix equal parts of Resin Part A with Hardener Part B in a clean, dust free container with a wooden paint stir stick or low speed mixer. Stir for 1-3 minutes, continuously scraping the sides and bottom of the mixing container. Transfer entire contents into a second container and mix for an additional 1-2 minutes. Pour immediately onto your artwork, leaving a small amount in the container for edges. Spread epoxy evenly over your surface. After applying, bubbles will 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 70-75°F (24-29°C). Cured to the touch in 2 hours, complete cure in 24 hours.
**We recommend you mix small amounts and use a wider mixing cup. The more you mix and the deeper your mix is…the sooner the curing process will start.
Although Fast Set contains UV inhibitors, the nature of any fast curing epoxy is to amber faster than an epoxy that cures normally. Use your own discretion when using it on light colors. It also has a stronger smell. For these reasons we recommend you finish your cup with a layer of Artist Resin.
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.
What temperature does Artist Resin work best in? 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 is the cure time? 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 Casting Resin and Artist Resin? Culture Cast Resin is FDA Compliant and VOC free, and made for thicker pours from 1/4″ to 2″ thick. Ideal for petri molds, river tables, jewelry making. It is also a bit softer so in some cases, we recommend doing a topcoat with Artist Resin the next day to create a durable shell for items such as coasters. Hard Cast cures very hard and has a thinner viscosity than Culture Cast.
Artist Resin is FDA compliant and VOC free as well, it is made for pours less than 1/4″ thick. Ideal for resin art, countertops, serving trays, geodes, glitter tumblers, and marble paint tumblers. It is very hard and durable.
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 fire where it is exposed to long periods of high heat.
My pump isn’t working. This means that your resin is a little cool and should be warmed up before use, especially part A of the resin. Warming also reduces bubbles when dispensing.
How can I get rid of bubbles? 1. Ensure that resin is warm when mixing. Warm resin will mix easier without creating as many bubbles.
- Torch the resin with the recommended torch.
Can I use a hairdryer or heat gun to pop bubbles in poured resin? A hairdryer or heatgun will not produce sufficient heat to pop bubbles in this resin. We recommend using an automatic lighting torch attachment with a propane canister. Even a small artist torch will not provide enough heat to pop bubbles. (See official FAQ page for picture/product reference and additional FAQs!)
My resin got really hot and clumpy. Resin cures by heat- when you mix up resin you should pour it immediately onto your work. If you leave a mass of mixed resin in a container, it will build up heat rapidly and it also dramatically reduces 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).