Wondering how to mix powder pigment into resin? You’ve got two easy ways to do this.
There are two things BEFORE you start.
You need to mix your resin and hardener. Powder pigment goes into resin AFTER you mix it together. If you need help with that, this article shows how to mix resin.
Your powder pigment needs to be dry before you mix it into the resin. Excess moisture can keep your resin from curing or will make it cure soft.
Option 1: Add directly to your cup of mixed resin
Sprinkle a little powder pigment on your cup of mixed resin and stir. Go with less than what you think you need, as you can always add more. Use a kitchen measuring spoon if necessary. Or lay off the coffee that morning, so you don’t shake in too much.
💡 Pro tip: This method works well for powders that are finely ground. Don’t go more than 1 part powder to 4 parts mixed resin.
Option 2: Make a paste before adding to resin
Some powders, especially weighty ones, don’t want to dissolve very well. You’ll end up with a resin mix that looks like Thanksgiving lumpy gravy instead of well-blended powder pigment color for your resin project. In cases like this, you can pour a little bit of resin onto a non-stick surface, then add the powder. Move it around and smash it with your mixing utensil to dissolve the lumps. This is going to be your stock solution. Once you have a stock solution, you can add this to your mixed resin.
You can see what I’m talking about in this video:
How do I know what my powder pigment colors will look like?
Whatever they look like in your container is what they’ll look like in your resin. That means if your powder has a metallic look, that same finish will transfer to your resin.
Will powder pigment color resin opaque or transparent?
When you mix powder pigment, it will color your resin opaque.
Can I mix and match powder pigment colors to make a new one?
While mixing powders together and adding them to resin shouldn’t cause any curing problems, you’re won’t make a new color.
Can you add liquid resin colors with powder colors?
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