Covering up a frosty surface on resin

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    • #3831
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This question comes through email by Denaine:

      Good day
      I have recently started experimenting with resin. However, south africa does not have as much supplies available as you do. I am not able to find any moulds so i used a silicone cake mould foe cape pops. I poured my resin and it set well. However, the rounded side is dull and milky looking. If i sanded and painted another layer resin over it would it be corrected? Im still very new at this but do not have anyone to ask for advice.
      Thank you and hope to hear from you soon

    • #3832
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Denaine,

      What you describe commonly happens with silicone molds intended for food. Yes, you are correct in that another layer of resin will shine things up nicely. I would experiment with a couple of pieces as you may not need to sand them first. You can try applying another layer of mixed resin without any additional finishing. Know that the resin is going to drip, so plan accordingly. This post on our forum shows how I like to make a drip tray: https://www.resinobsession.com/forums/topic/looking-for-tray-to-help-with-dripping-resin

    • #3833
      Denaine
      Guest

      Thank you so much for the reply. I will definitly give it a try.

    • #4210
      Jessica
      Guest

      I’m still having trouble getting a finished polish on my resin pieces. I have tried using a drying mat with another layer of resin but it drips and ruins the other side, if i polish the drip parts off then the resin turns cloudy again and I have to put another layer of resin then get dripping on the other side again so its a never ending drip battle. So then I bought Novus polishing, that did work on some small pieces but not where I had to sand a lot off, again I’m left with frosty look. So then I bought the Resin Spray finish seal and that ruined all of my pieces =( Just left with a bunch of frosty pendants. I’m getting very frustrated, please help!

    • #4215
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Jessica, what grit sandpapers are you using to sand your resin pieces?

    • #85355
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This article explains how to fix cloudy and frosty surfaces on resin: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/how-to-fix-cloudy-resin-cloudy-resin-fixes/

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