Is there an alternative to Resin Sealant Sprays?

Resin jewelry making resin art supplies Forums Resin finishing Is there an alternative to Resin Sealant Sprays?

This topic contains 7 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Dorothy 1 month ago.

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #7744 Reply

    Kayla Burke

    Hi there,
    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!

    #7746 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    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?

    #7785 Reply

    Kayla Burke

    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?

    Thanks

    #7786 Reply

    Kayla Burke

    I’m not sure how to attach the link….
    Visit http://www.kaylaburkedesign.com and search Forest Crystals.

    Thanks!

    #7793 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    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=1s

    #7880 Reply

    Karla

    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?

    #8884 Reply

    Ray

    Hi there!

    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.
    Thanks heaps!
    RayRay
    xx

    #10194 Reply

    Dorothy

    I spray a small amount of sealant in a med cup and brush where needed!

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
Reply To: Is there an alternative to Resin Sealant Sprays?
Your information: