After using resin, you may be wondering how to clean resin tools.
Here’s how you can clean hard surface resin tools:
Clean tools while wet. Use paper towels to wipe up the extra resin. Wipe again with a paper towel soaked in acetone to clean out any remaining residue. Do a final wash with detergent and water. Thoroughly dry before using for your next resin project.
This video shows how to clean resin from mixing cups:
If your tools are flexible enough, you can let the resin cure. Once hard, flex or bend the cups and utensils to break off resin pieces and skins.
This article explains more: how to clean resin tools
If your tools are silicone, let the resin cure.
Then, you can peel cured resin off the surface. Sometimes it can be hard to get every resin drip off when using this technique. I like a dry ‘scrub daddy’ brand sponge plus a little bit of dish-washing soap to get these drips off.
Please remember to dispose of resin safely, which means never pouring liquid resin down your plumbing. Once the resin is cured, you can throw it away in your trash.
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