We've just released a brand-new, ground-breaking epoxy resin!!! Our Deep Pour Epoxy Resin is now accessible to the general public.
This is great news for all the artists whose works tend to be larger in scale and require more epoxy resin.
Our new Deep Pour Resin instead of our old Low Viscosity Coating Resin calls for new abilities. This piece will examine the processes to implement when dealing with this novel substance.
We're launching in the UK first, but this new resin will soon be available everywhere.
You would be doing us a huge favour if you have been using our craft resin epoxy resin for a long and are thinking about switching to our new resin for any upcoming projects. We'd appreciate your sharing our planned social media postings drawing attention to the differences 🙏
So that you may use this new epoxy resin to its full potential in your larger projects and achieve the results you want, let's get down to the specifics:
Arise and prepare
Have your resining station ready at all times; because of how fluid and sticky epoxy glue is, protecting your work area from potential leaks is important. It's easier to prevent stains from happening in the first place than to try to remove them from carpets and other surfaces after the fact.
We have found that each epoxy resin kind's optimal operating temperature range is between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius (70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit). Small bubbles form in the resin when heated over this point, making it thick, clumpy, and difficult to work with. You'll have less trouble avoiding the formation of air bubbles in the resin if you work with it while it's still warm.
Get your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in order (PPE). Protect your hands with gloves and your lungs with a respirator if the air quality is low or uncertain. Use a plastic apron, so you don't have to worry about getting epoxy liquid on your clothes.
The following items should be gathered and kept close at hand: a stir stick, a spreader, a plastic measuring cup, a torch, a dust cover, alcohol, paper towels, and a hand cleaner. Plastic tools are ideal for working with resin since epoxy glue does not adhere to them, making cleanup a snap.
To a large extent, our Low Viscosity Coating Resin and the new Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin differ in their viscosities. The former asks for an equal proportion of resin and hardener, whereas the latter specifies a ratio of 2:1 (by volume). Epoxy resin requires precise measurements to cure properly since the chemical reaction will fail if the mixture is off.
We've labelled our Deep Pour Epoxy Resin and Coating Epoxy Resin differently so you can tell them apart. Nonetheless, the measurements may need to be corrected if the resin is moved to unlabeled containers.
Mixing resin and hardener at room temperature is suggested to reduce the likelihood of bubble formation. The bottles of resin hardener should be warmed in warm water (not boiling) for 5-10 minutes before use, with the lids tightly attached to prevent water from entering.
The mixing time between the resin and hardener for each of our clear epoxy resin choices is around three to five minutes.
Streaks will form if you don't thoroughly blend the resin and hardener. Just keep on mixing until the streaks disappear if this happens to you.
Inadequate stirring prevents the resin from curing, resulting in a sticky substance.
You should scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing vessel while you stir to ensure that all of the mixtures catalyze and that no unmixed resin or hardener is clinging to the edges, which might hinder a successful cure. Though...
If any unmixed resin or hardener has stuck to the edges of the container, it will be stirred up if you scrape the sides before you pour, and that will cause soft, sticky spots in the cured resin.
As you wait for the painting to cure, keep it dust-free. Keep the temperature constant during that time period within the aforementioned parameters.
After 48 hours, the final product should be hard to the touch.
In three days, it will be entirely well. This is much longer than the drying time necessary for our Low Viscosity Coating Resin and should be considered when talking with clients about the expected project completion schedule (about 24 hours).
Even so, after 21 days, the epoxy resin will resist heat and scratches. Epoxy resin isn't indestructible—be careful when cutting anything with a knife—but it will resist scratches from common household items like e-cups.
If it doesn't cure, please check your work by repeating the steps up to this point. If you need help pinpointing the source of the problem, please fill out the contact form and describe the issues you're having while also providing as much information as possible about the project you're working on.
Other Varieties of Our Speciality Deep Pour Epoxy Resin:
Resilience to Extreme Heat during a Long Pour:
The new Deep pour Epoxy Resin has lower heat resistance than our standard epoxy resin. Deep Pour Craft Resin has an 80-degree Celsius temperature tolerance after 21 days (180 degrees Fahrenheit). The resin surface won't usually melt or shatter, even when placed directly on a hot cup.
If you need your product to withstand temperatures higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius), coating our Coated Epoxy Resin will do the trick.
Spending Time in a Deep Pours
Deep Pour Epoxy Resin has a longer working duration or pot life than Coating Epoxy Resin. A resin/hardener combination has a working time of around 100 minutes.
This is influenced by the ambient temperature and the ratio of resin to hardener used in the mixture. You'll get better results if your workspace is ready to go as soon as the mica powder for resin and hardener are mixed.
Deep Pour Recommended Depth Of Pour:
Craft Resin Deep Pour demands a maximum layer weight of 15 kg and a 1.5 to 2 inches pouring depth. Lamps can be easily cast, large amounts of wood may be potted, deep molds can be filled, etc.
Craft Resin Deep Pour Epoxy Resin is as safe as Craft Resin Coating Epoxy Resin. If you want more tips on how to keep yourself secure, visit our blog.
How to Use Protective Gear While Working With Craft Resin?
Craft Resin Deep Pour, like Craft Resin Coating Epoxy Resin, may safely be used in culinary applications. Our Safety Data Sheet (SDS) contains more details on this and other relevant regulations.
Deep Pouring Material Safety Data Sheets
To ensure that your Deep Pour projects keep their immaculate appearance, we have preserved the non-yellowing method. Craft Resin is a process that does not cause the material to turn yellow with time. In spite of the fact that UV light stabilisers present in many resins might postpone epoxy's yellowing, it is still an inevitable process.
Craft Resin's UV stabilizer and sophisticated additive hindered amine light stabilizer work together to keep the material from gradually becoming yellow.
Our new Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin shares the same anti-bubble properties as our Coating Epoxy Resin.
Before using, it is advisable to warm up resin bottles in warm water for around 10 minutes. Keep the caps on the bottles securely closed since moisture in the resin can damage your creations.
If bubbles occur in your work while it is curing, don't worry. Monitor this for the first several hours and scare them away with sweeping flashlight movements.
Carefully mix the resin and hardener steadily to avoid creating air bubbles. Slowly and steadily add the resin mixture to the mould or substrate.
You must monitor Organic materials, such as flowers or wood, more closely because of their potential to create bubbles in construction.
Our Brand Ambassadors are already busy making videos with further instructions on using the new Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin while you read this. Keep an eye out for the following over the next several weeks on our different social media channels and YouTube channel:
Craft Resin YouTube (subscribe to get notified when they launch!)
Craft Resin Instagram
Craft Resin Facebook
You have come to the correct spot if you are looking for any Craft Resin Deep Pour Epoxy Resin.
Shop Craft Resin Deep Pour (only available on Amazon UK right now, more platforms and markets to follow soon).
Use our handy online calculator to estimate how much epoxy resin you'll need for larger projects. Hit the link down below to access the calculator:
Please keep tagging us in your Instagram pictures and stories. So we can see what you're making with our new Deep pour Epoxy Resin.
Free Discussion Topic for This Week:
Epoxy resin has so many uses that we've decided to reward those who help us spread the word by sharing our Instagram posts announcing the Topic Of The Week with free resin and mica powders.
To find out how to participate in this week's contest, check out our Instagram feed/highlights and look for the most recent post labelled #CRWEEK9:
Team Craft Resin