Frequently Asked Questions

Project advice

Do you have a food safe resin?

Yes!  The Alumilite Amazing Clear cast epoxy resin is considered FDA food safe once cured. It can be found in several sizes here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/alumilite This resin is designated as FDA food safe once cured as per FDA CFR 177.2600. Resin must be mixed 1:1 by volume (not weight) in a smooth sided cup to ensure complete blending. Allow a full 7 day cure before using castings for food purposes. Pieces are suitable for cold or warm food contact only. Cured pieces are not dishwasher, microwave oven or conventional oven safe. This resin can also ship worldwide without any shipping restrictions.

I would like to use flowers in resin.  How do I do that?

Before including them in resin, flowers must be properly dried and sealed, otherwise, they will turn brown in resin.  We have several articles on how to prepare your flowers for resin here:  https://www.resinobsession.com/tag/drying-flowers

How much resin should I mix for my project?

We do have a couple of articles on knowing how much resin to mix to cover a surface or fill a mold. Links to them are here:

https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/how-much-resin-do-i-need
https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-art/how-to-apply-a-glossy-resin-layer-to-a-painting

Both contain the math formulas you will need to determine how much resin to mix to cover a flat surface.

I would like to use resin to make windows and/or include in windows.  How do I do that?

We have a few resources that should help you get started:

https://www.resinobsession.com/forums/topic/making-a-sea-glass-resin-table
https://www.resinobsession.com/forums/topic/making-window-panes
https://www.resinobsession.com/forums/topic/making-window-panes-2

Can you use breastmilk in resin?  

Yes, if it is prepared properly.  We have a few discussion about it in our forum:  http://www.resinobsession.com/?s=breastmilk

Troubleshooting

Why is my resin sticky?

This article on our blog should give you some ideas on what might have went wrong and what you can do differently next time: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/resin-troubleshooting-tips

Shopping

What’s so special about Resin Obsession?

I would love to tell you!  Learn more about us here.

Can I place an order over the phone?

Unfortunately, we are not able to take phone orders at this time.  If you are having difficulty placing an order, please email us at info@resinobsession.com.  We will be happy to help you complete your order.

When will you ship my order?

We do our best to ship orders the same day, but it may take up to two business days to ship your order.  We ship orders Monday through Friday and most Saturdays.  We are closed on major holidays, such as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Customers should also be aware that the postal service does not pick up packages on federal holidays.

How long will it take me to get my order?

It depends.  You will be given options at checkout based upon your delivery address, weight of items in your cart, taking into consideration any shipping restrictions some of our products may have.  (Learn more in this article – why do certain resin products have shipping restrictions?)  You can read more about estimated delivery times on our shipping policies page.

What countries do you ship to?

We ship worldwide!

What does shipping cost?  

Shipping costs are determined by weight of items in your cart and delivery address.  You can get an estimate of what those charges may be on our shipping policies page.

Will I have to pay duty taxes on my order?

Customers residing outside the United States should be prepared to pay duty taxes on their order. All orders shipping outside the U.S. will have a customs form detailing the order contents. We will not mark your order as a gift. Click here for a duty tax calculator which may be helpful in helping you determine taxes on your order.

I think my order is lost. What do I do?

Please be sure to check the package tracking information sent to you via email/text/messenger when your order shipped. While we make every effort to get packages shipped in a timely fashion, they can sometimes be delayed for circumstances outside our control. Resin Obsession does not consider packages lost until the post office says it has been delivered or the post office shows it still has not been delivered twenty-one days past the expected delivery date and forty-five to sixty days past the expected delivery date for international customers. International customers should also be aware that duty taxes owed on their order will delay delivery. For orders shipped with insurance, we will be happy to file a claim on your behalf. If your order fails to reach you because you provided an incorrect delivery address, we reserve the right to charge to resend the order to you.

Do you have a physical location I can visit?

Unfortunately, we are unable to receive customers at our physical location at this time.

Do you have a print catalog?

Our offerings are changing all the time! Sadly, a print catalog would be out of date within minutes of being printed. Our online store is the most up-to-date way to see our complete line of resin crafting supplies.

Do you sell wholesale?

We work with qualified brick and mortar businesses that also share our passion for resin crafting. Please send an email to info@resinobsession.com with your business information, including a valid sales tax/reseller’s license.

Do you offer local pickup?

Yes, we do. While we don’t have pickup available at our office location, we do offer pickup at a convenient location off of the 2400 block of NW 43rd St in Gainesville. Pickup orders require 1 additional business day to be ready. Please contact us at sales@resinobsession.com before placing your order if you would like to exercise the pickup option.