Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

Cloudy resin – Why is my resin cloudy – Reasons for cloudy resin

If you are asking yourself, why is my resin cloudy, there are a few reasons why this happens: Cloudy mold surface If the mold you used to cast your resin has a cloudy surface, that same cloudy and frosty surface will impart onto your resin surface. This video explains more: For future casings, inspect the… Read more »

Resin craft safety – Staying safe making resin crafts

resin craft safety

Resin craft safety Originally written May 2014.  Updated February 2020. When working with resin, you don’t need to go full-blown hazmat attire, but you do need to exercise a few resin craft safety precautions to make sure you don’t do anything to harm yourself or others.  Here are a few of my basic recommendations when… 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

How to clean up resin

clean up resin

Who doesn’t start out the year with the goal of getting more organized in your resin studio? (My hand is up in case you are wondering.) You may be going through some of your resin supplies and deciding that you don’t need certain items anymore or perhaps you have supplies that are too old to… Read more »

Doming resin casting resin

doming resin casting resin

What’s the difference between casting resin and doming resin? This difference is important to know for your resin success! Depending on what you want to make, choosing the right resin for your project is important so that you can get the results you want. Let’s start with a couple basic concepts A doming resin mixes… Read more »