Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

How to clean epoxy resin tools and cups – clean resin from tools

how to clean resin tools

Learning how to clean epoxy resin tools and cups is not only a great way to save money, but it’s also a thoughtful way to reduce the amount of waste you produce when making resin art, jewelry and crafts. Here’s how I like to clean my resin tools and supplies to reuse them again: Step… Read more »

Why is my resin bendy? – Why is my resin flexible?

flexible resin

If you are asking yourself why is my resin bendy, there are a few reasons why this can happen: Resin needs more time to cure While a resin is curing, it will no longer be liquid, but can be soft and pliable. If this is happening to you, double check the cure time for your… Read more »

How long does it take resin to dry? – Resin drying time

How long does it take resin to dry

If you are asking yourself how long does it take resin to dry, I’m sorry to say there isn’t a one size fits all answer. How long it takes resin to dry is also known as the cure time. Cure times vary between resins. This information will be included with your resin kit instructions. You… Read more »

Beginner questions about resin jewelry making

resin crafting tips for beginners

  Originally published June 2012.  Updated September 2019. Frequently asked questions by those new to resin jewelry making Plus my resin jewelry making and crafting tips for beginners 1.  Is resin dangerous? You should always take the appropriate safety precautions when working with any resin. At a minimum, always wear gloves and work in well… Read more »

Why is my resin wavy? Why is my resin swirly?

why is my resin swirly

If you are asking yourself why is my resin wavy, know that this can be a completely normal occurrence. Mixing resin and hardener together When epoxy resin and hardener are first mixed together, seeing waves or swirls should expected. Sometimes they are different thicknesses or even slightly different colors. These show up as swirls when… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips – Epoxy resin troubleshooting

resin troublshooting

General resin troubleshooting tips One of our most popular articles originally published November 2013.  Updated August 2019 to provide more detailed resin troubleshooting tips to our readers. When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered problems with using resin and suggestions for how… Read more »

What is the fastest way to cure epoxy resin? – Speed up resin curing

How can I cure epoxy resin faster

How can I cure epoxy resin faster? Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to speed up the cure time for your epoxy resin. Cure times for epoxy resin vary. Here are some suggestions on the fastest way to cure epoxy. Before we get into that though, let me take a… Read more »

How to mix powder pigment into resin – 2 easy options

how to mix powder pigment into resin

Wondering how to mix powder pigment into resin? Originally written June 2012.  Updated July 2019. There are a couple of different methods you can try. Before you start, you need to mix your resin and hardener together.  If you need help with that, this article shows how:  How to mix resin and hardener You also want… Read more »

How to polish resin – different ways of polishing resin

resin polishing options

After completing your resin project, you may decide you want a shinier finish. Here are a few key steps on how to polish resin. Determine how hard has your resin cured. Not all resins can take heat and friction well. Some will make crumbs and can even melt. So how do you know how hard… Read more »