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February 1, 2017 at 10:02 pm #7744
I am wondering if there are any alternatives to using the Castin’ Craft Spray Sealant spray. I am looking to get a glossy finish but I need much more control than what the spray offers. I only need to spray the flat bottoms of my pieces after sanding, but when I do that it tends to splatter on the sides of my pieces and cause more unwanted marks that I then have to deal with. My pieces are odd shaped, so I cannot lay them flat to spray, I have to hold them up and spray them individually. I don’t think adding another layer of resin to the bottoms will work, since I have to sand them down to get them completely flat. Any ideas?
Thanks!February 1, 2017 at 11:35 pm #7746
Have you tried wrapping the sides of your pieces with masking tape before you spray?
Do you have a link to a piece for reference?February 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm #7785
Attached is a link to the Resin Crystals I make for reference. I only need to use a sealant on the bottoms of each piece. I do not do any finishing on the other surfaces. I have used masking tape on a different resin casting once to keep the resin clean from a clay I was using and tape left a cloudy residue on the surface when I peeled it off, in which I cannot get off. So I’m not sure I want to go that route again. Any solutions on the best ways to clean a resin castings to remove this kind of residue? Do you know of any brush on Sealants I could use?
ThanksFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:49 pm #7786
I’m not sure how to attach the link….
Visit http://www.kaylaburkedesign.com and search Forest Crystals.
Thanks!February 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm #7793
Have you tried sanding the surface? I’m wondering if you sand and end with a 2000 grit sandpaper (or higher) then try some of the Novus polish, it might just be enough. https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/tools-and-supplies/products/novus-resin-polishing-kit You can see how the Novus kit did polishing in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm89lAqDCqo&t=1sFebruary 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm #7880
I’ve been wondering about a product called
EzFlow Nail Systems- BRUSH ON RESIN. It’s used with fake nails. Anybody heard of this or tried it as an alternative to the spray?May 18, 2017 at 4:16 am #8884
Firstly, love your site, thank you Resin Obsession, you have given me lots of tips and inspiration!
I had no idea that a finishing spray even existed until now?! I have been using olive oil and a clean, soft cloth to polish my pieces. When I sell a piece I add a little thank you note, and on the flip side it advises people to polish with olive oil if/when the piece loses its lustre. Am I wrong to do this?
Happy for any feedback/comments etc.