What Makes Artist Resin Look “Milky”?
What Makes Artist Resin Look “Milky”?

What Makes Artist Resin Look “Milky”?

Your resin looks milky when there are a multitude of micro bubbles trapped inside. It can happen when your resin is stored in cold temperature, you’ve stirred too vigorously etc. Today we’re discussing how cool temperatures can affect your resin.

Let’s say you did what the instructions tell you to do: mix 1:1 ratio of resin and hardener, and mix them well before pouring it onto your art. You spread it out…and then you notice the bubbles. There’s a lot of them and even torching can’t take them out.

What did you do wrong?

You checked other artists’ work and nothing looked like it.

Using thermometers can tell you precisely whether it’s too cold or not. The ideal room temperature for working with resin is 71 °F- 75°F.  If you are working in a cold place, keeping a space heater can be a good solution.

As a quick fix, you can also put the resin in a warm water bath before mixing it. Pour the resin and hardener into separate dry cups, put the containers in the warm water bath, wait a few minutes before mixing. You’ll notice that the resin thins out, and doesn’t look milky at all.

One more thing, make sure that all the utensils you’re using- mixing cup, stirrer, brushes, etc.are dry. 

That’s it for now. Check more artist resin tips and tricks in our Facebook Group.


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