Don't panic! How To Deal With Issues When Creating With Epoxy Resin?

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We are aware that this is typically the first thing people do when things go wrong with epoxy resin, we felt it would be appropriate to place the phrase "Don't Panic" at the beginning of this blog. However, make an effort not to if you can help it. Panicking may often make a situation worse, so rather than fretting about what has occurred, let's investigate what can be done to fix the problem.


When dealing with a substance such as epoxy resin kits with molds, various challenges may present themselves; thus, it is a good idea to conduct a study before beginning the creation process to eliminate these challenges before they ever arise, if at all possible. In a later section of this article, we will discuss where you can discover a great deal of assistance on how to use Craft Resin. This will allow you to acquire further knowledge regarding the methods that may be utilized before you begin.


Do your best not to freak out if problems arise; troubleshooting is vital to learning. In certain cases, you may be able to salvage your resin creation.


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If you're having problems at work, you should first make sure the temperature is consistently between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius (70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit). Both while you're working on your project and while it's curing, the temperature has to be between these two ranges.


Problems with resin curing due to temperature include incomplete curing, flash curing, amine flushing, and the appearance of ripples or an orange peel texture. If you experience any of these, visit our website's "Learn" section and type "temperature" into the search bar to discover what could have gone wrong and how to rectify the situation.


Problems might arise if the resin and hardener are too cold to combine properly. Cloudiness in your resin or hardener indicates it is too cold and must be warmed up before use. You may get further information on how to preheat your resin/hardener by searching hazy in the learn or blog sections.


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Insufficient mixing time or a minor delay in pouring the resin mix after mixing might cause lines or streaks in your work. Another possible cause is a defect in the mold or the surface you're using to pour the resin. If you want to learn more about lines and streaks, search for them in the "Learn" tab and visit the epoxy resin store.


If your work cures in patches, check to see if the surface the mold was sitting on is even. Since craft resin is fluid and self-leveling, it conforms to the surface it is applied on and dries there. Look up "uneven coat" in the Educate section for additional information.


The oily or damp parts of your project will prevent the resin from settling and curing because they act as a barrier to the resin mix. When working with paint, wait until it is totally dried before putting resin into artwork for a covering job; this might take weeks.

Even the most skilled painters make occasional missteps while working with epoxy resin. Don't be too hard on yourself if your first few attempts at curing resin fail; everyone makes mistakes along the learning curve. Techniques may need to be adjusted somewhat when items are added to the resin, the project's parameters are changed, or a different brand of resin is used. Let's throw in the fact that there are now two types of epoxy resin on the market, and since they each have their own quirks, the techniques that yield good results with, say, our Low Viscosity Resin might not necessarily yield the same results with our Deep Pour Resin.


It's important to remember that even the top resin artists you see on Instagram with thousands of followers, creating the most incredible resin projects, made mistakes with their techniques when they first started out, and they still make mistakes today.


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Our new channel on YouTube has instructional videos. These films are being uploaded on a weekly basis, and eventually, every possible resin-related method and problem will be covered. Check out our channel on YouTube for additional info:


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As a place where people may feel comfortable discussing the ins and outs of working with the best resin craft starter kit, we also set up the Craft Resin Facebook Community group. Members are expected to provide a hand to one another whenever possible; queries are welcome in the group, and those with relevant expertise will gladly respond to such requests for assistance when problems arise. Follow the link below to join our group if you haven't already:


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Don't worry about what others will think of me if I raise my hand and ask a question in this class. The only way to get better and learn more is to ask questions and take advantage of other people's experiences.


Epoxy resin work is an artistic endeavor; the most interesting results often come from the artists' accidental inventions.


We also have a Learn portion of the website where we cover any frequently encountered issues and offer new guidance in the form of blogs regularly.




Our staff is here to speak through what might be happening and aid you with approaches to address the difficulties if you ever need extra advice on your projects. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using the form on our site.


We hope you'll find the process of making something new and exciting and develop your abilities and improve as time progresses. We're here to lend a hand however we can.


Topic Of The Week Giveaway:


To better disseminate information on working with epoxy resin and to thank those who help us spread the word, we've instituted a giveaway tied to our Instagram announcements of the topic of the week, offering free resin and mica powders to those who help us spread the word.




To enter the weekly giveaway, please see the latest post #CRWEEK16 on our Instagram feed/highlights and follow the instructions to enter:




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