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June 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm #9218
I love that you are being particular about this. That’s how you learn the most about resin!
I don’t know what salt would do in terms of the cloudiness. What has me perplexed is that it goes away, then comes BACK after using the heat gun, which makes me think moisture.
I don’t know that I would put the cured piece in the sunshine (either front or back) as I don’t want to subject it to UV light any more than necessary.
A dehumidifier would be nice to draw out the moisture. Maybe in a closet with a space heater?June 17, 2017 at 11:50 am #9226
I had read that some resins were affected by UV and not to put them in sunshine etc., but then went onto your detailed tech stuff and it said the only resin with stabilizer + HALS was Art Resin, but bought the Resin8 1-1 which you recommended which I can get in the UK. I can also get the Art Resin. I think I said I was entering this piece into an open exhibition but now I am worried that if it sells (ever the optimist). Where should a piece with just stabilizers hang? Obviously not in direct sunlight in a room, but what a about a bright room? Do I advise any possible purchasers accordingley? I am sure someone somewhere has written a technical detailed paper on this somewhere. Any suggestions. Or am I being to particular again;all those instructional videos about covering artwork etc never mention this?June 17, 2017 at 11:54 am #9227
Sorry just scrolled further down on the UV page and got the tech stuff from Art Resin, but a suggestion about yellowing on Resin8 1-1 would still be helpful. Thanks againJune 18, 2017 at 9:26 am #9232
A huge thanks for all your help, not only the technical stuff but also the human emotional stuff. It gave me the confidence to trust and just do it. It would either work or wouldn’t, but it worked and it looks fabulous. I did put the piece of plywood/artwork with it’s back to the sun against a black shed door and most of the cloudiness/moisture(?) disappeared which I sanded down,left for a few hours and it has now completely gone.
I put the final layer of Resin8 1-1 on top of the Pebeo and it finished beautifully, better than expected. You are right, it is about experimenting, taking risks and if it had gone wrong, well that would have opened different avenues to explore. I am now on my next resin challenge!
Thank you again but yellowing answer would still be appreciated.
MaryJune 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm #9235
I always recommend resin pieces stay out of direct sunlight. That will do more to yellow a piece than anything. A bright room might yellow a piece sooner, but quite frankly, I don’t think most people notice that. You will because you are a fussy artist. (I mean that in a good way)
When in doubt, ask the manufacturer about if/how their product is UV stabilized. For example, the Resin Obsession super clear resin is UV stabilized, but doesn’t contain the HALS (like ArtResin) because it doesn’t need it with its chemical composition.
I will drop a note to Resin8 for their help on this.
June 18, 2017 at 5:26 pm #9238
- This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Katherine Swift.
It makes my heart sing to hear everything worked out for you. 🙂 Good to know as well on how you fixed the cloudiness.
And you are welcome for the emotional support as well. I have been there — the pressure of a show and things NOT curing the way they need to. It will drive you crazy!! The good news is that you are a better resin artist for it. 😉July 6, 2017 at 10:45 am #9369
Resin8 1 to 1 utilises the most up to date U.V inhibitors / blockers to offer robust non-yellowing properties. But we would still recommend that pictures are not hung in direct sunlight – we say to customers treat them as if they were a water colour painting.