We have introduced a revolutionary new epoxy resin!!! We anticipate that this will be quite exciting for many of you. Now available to everyone is our Deep Pour Epoxy Resin.
As a result, this is fantastic news for all the artists out there whose creations are more substantial in size and hence require more epoxy resin.
Our new Deep Pour Resin requires a different set of skills than our original Low Viscosity Coating Resin did. This article will review the methods that must be implemented while working with this new material.
We are starting with the UK, but this new resin will be available in other regions shortly.
If you've been using our resin for a while and are considering moving to this new resin for any of your forthcoming projects, we'd much appreciate it if you could help us get the word out about the changes. Your re-posting of our planned social media posts highlighting the distinctions would be greatly appreciated 🙏
Let's get down to the finer points of this new epoxy resin for arts and crafts and how to effectively apply it to your larger projects so you may get your desired outcomes:
Always have your resining area set up and ready to go. All epoxy glue is fluid and sticky, so it's best to safeguard your workspace from accidental spills by laying down a protective layer. Because it is so difficult to get out of carpets and other surfaces if spills occur, it is preferable to take preventative measures rather than attempt cleanup later.
Both of our epoxy resin varieties perform best between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius (70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit). Over this temperature, the resin becomes thick, clumpy, and difficult to work with due to the presence of tiny bubbles. Working with warm resin reduces the risk of creating tiny bubbles as you work.
Be prepared with the proper PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) (PPE). Use gloves to prevent skin damage and a respirator if the air quality is poor or undetermined. Never get epoxy liquid on your clothes, and use an apron made of plastic instead.
Gather and keep handy the following equipment: stir stick, spreader, plastic measuring cup, torch, dust cover, alcohol, paper towels, and hand cleanser. Because epoxy resin doesn't stick to plastic, cleaning up afterward is a breeze, and plastic equipment comes highly recommended for resin work.
Herein lies the most noticeable distinction between our Low Viscosity Coating Resin and our new Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin. The former calls for equal amounts of resin and hardener, while the latter calls for 2 parts resin and 1 part hardener, or 2:1 by volume. If you don't have the right measures for the epoxy resin you're using, the mixture could not cure correctly since the chemical reaction would be altered.
In order to distinguish between our Deep Pour Epoxy Resin and our Coating Epoxy Resin, we have given each resin a unique label. Nevertheless, the measurements might be off if the resin is transferred to unlabeled containers.
To minimize bubble formation, it is recommended that resin and hardener be combined at room temperature. Resin hardener bottles should be warmed in warm water (not boiling) for 5-10 minutes before use, with the caps securely fastened to prevent water from entering.
Both of our clear epoxy resin options require a similar three- to five-minute mixing period between the resin and hardener.
Warning: You'll have streaks if you don't mix the resin and hardener long enough. If this happens to you, just keep mixing for a bit longer until the streaks disappear.
A sticky resin that won't cure is the consequence of improper stirring. Therefore this is another crucial phase.
To ensure that the whole mixture catalyzes and that no unmixed resin or hardener is sticking to the edges of your mixing vessel and preventing a good cure, scrape the bottom and sides while stirring. To be sure, but...
Before pouring, do not scrape the sides since doing so might stir up any unmixed resin or hardener that has clung to the container, leading to soft, sticky areas in the cured resin.
Keep the dust off your artwork as you wait for it to dry. Maintain a steady temperature over this time frame in accordance with the aforementioned ranges.
Your finished product should be hard to the touch after 48 hours.
It will be completely healed within 72 hours. Please remember this when communicating with your clients regarding the timeline for completing the job. It is significantly longer than the drying time required for our Low Viscosity Coating Resin (about 24 hours).
In any case, after 21 days, the epoxy resin will be scratch- and heat-resistant. Epoxy resin isn't cut-proof, so be careful when cutting anything with a sharp knife.
Please double-check your work by going back through the preceding stages if it doesn't cure. If you're having trouble figuring out where things went wrong, our staff would be happy to help you if you'd use the contact us form to explain your problems and provide additional details about your project.
More Variations of Our Unique Deep Pour Epoxy Resin:
High-Temperature Resistance in a Deep Pour:
The new Deep pour Epoxy Resin has a slightly reduced heat resistance compared to our standard epoxy resin. After 21 days, Deep Pour Craft Resin can withstand temperatures as high as 80 degrees Celsius (180 degrees Fahrenheit). In most cases, the resin surface can withstand the heat of a hot cup without warping or cracking.
Coating the surface of your product with a coating of our Coating Epoxy Resin will increase its heat resistance to 200F or 93C if you require more than that.
Time Spent in a Deep Pour:
Comparatively, our Deep Pour Epoxy Resin has a longer working period or pot life than our Coating Epoxy Resin. The working period of a resin/hardener mixture is around 100 minutes.
The amount of resin and hardener you mix together and the ambient temperature have a role in this. If you want the best results, set up your workstation to start working as soon as the mica powder for resin and hardener are combined.
Deep Pour Recommended Depth Of Pour:
The recommended pouring depth for Craft Resin Deep Pour is 1.5 to 2 inches, with a maximum layer weight of 15 kg. It's perfect for casting lamps, potting big amounts of wood, filling deep molds, etc.
It is equally as risk-free to use Craft Resin Deep Pour Epoxy Resin as Craft Resin Coating Epoxy Resin. Both require the same level of caution to use safely. Check out our safety blog for additional information on how to stay safe:
How To Stay Safe When Working With Craft Resin
Like the Craft Resin Coating Epoxy Resin, the Craft Resin Deep Pour may be used as a food-contact surface without worry. Our SDS provides further information on this and other safety requirements.
Deep Pour Safety Data Sheets
We have maintained the non-yellowing technique, so your Deep Pour projects remain pristine. The non-yellowing technique behind Craft Resin uses conservation-grade materials fit for display in a museum, guaranteeing that the material retains its pristine clarity over the long haul. Although UV stabilizers in many resins can slow the epoxy's natural yellowing process, they can't stop it entirely.
The UV stabilizer and the advanced additive hindered amine light stabilizer in Craft Resin work together to prevent the yellowing that can occur over time.
Like our Coating Epoxy Resin, our new Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin does not allow bubbles to form throughout the production process.
The best way to get resin bottles ready for usage is to warm them in hot water for around ten to fifteen minutes. It's crucial that the bottles are constantly completely airtight, as any moisture getting into the resin can damage your hard work.
During curing, bubbles might still form in your work. Keep an eye on this for the first several hours, and use sweeping gestures with a flashlight to drive them away.
When combining the resin and hardener, do it slowly and carefully to prevent air bubbles from forming in the mixture. Carefully pour the resin mixture into the mold or onto the substrate gradually and steadily.
Keeping a closer eye on projects that use organic materials like flowers or wood is important, as these are more likely to produce bubbles.
While you're reading this, our Brand Ambassadors are hard at work producing additional how-to information in the form of films for the brand-new Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin. Be on the lookout for the following over the coming weeks on our various social media platforms and YouTube channel:
Craft Resin YouTube (subscribe to get notified when they launch!)
Craft Resin Instagram
Craft Resin Facebook
Our website is the best place to get your hands on some Craft Resin Deep Pour Epoxy Resin right now!
Shop Craft Resin Deep Pour (only available on Amazon UK right now, more platforms and markets to follow soon)
You may use our resin calculator to determine how much epoxy resin you'll need for larger tasks. Click the button below to get to the calculator page:
We'd love to see what you produce with our new Deep pour Epoxy Resin. So please keep tagging us in your Instagram posts and stories!
Discuss This Week's Free Topic:
To further disseminate information about epoxy resin's many applications. We've decided to provide free resin and mica powders to anybody. Those who helps us spread the word by sharing our Instagram posts announcing the Subject Of The Week.
See the most recent post tagged #CRWEEK9 on our Instagram feed/highlights for details on how to join this week's giveaway:
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