Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

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 »

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 »

How to fix sticky resin – What do I do with sticky resin?

Sticky resin

If you find yourself in situation where you have sticky resin, don’t worry, you can fix it.  Here are some ways on how to fix sticky resin. Scenario 1: The cured resin is sticky on the surface like tape. Option 1. Recoat with another layer of freshly mixed resin and hardener. If your resin surface… Read more »

Why is my resin sticky – my resin is sticky – why does that happen?

sticky resin

You carefully select your resin, mix the two parts together, then pour it in your project only to find the next day that it is sticky or gooey. Sticky resin has got to be one of the worst things ever. It’s incredibly frustrating! No one wants to ask themselves ‘why is my resin sticky?’ There… Read more »

Supplies needed for resin casting – Beginner supply checklist

supplies needed for resin casting

Resin casting is a fun and inexpensive way to make jewelry and crafts but choosing resin supplies can be overwhelming. How do you know exactly what supplies you need for casting with resin? Here are the resin supplies I consider essential and the resin supplies that are optional, but nice to have. Essential resin casting… Read more »

How to measure and mix epoxy resin and hardener in five easy steps

How to mix resin

Epoxy resin comes as a two part system:  the Part A resin and the Part B hardener (also known as a catalyst).  Knowing how to measure and mix epoxy resin and hardener is important to making sure your resin cures as expected!  Here are the steps to make sure you have resin curing success every… Read more »

What temperature should I mix resin? What is the best resin temperature?

resin mixing temperature

What is the best temperature for working with resin? Originally written March 2013.  Updated March 2019 Did you know that your resin mixing temperature is essential for making sure your resin cures?  Making sure your resin and working area are the ideal temperatures will make sure your resin not only fully cures, but cures crystal… Read more »