After using resin, you may be wondering how to clean it off your tools. Not only does reusing supplies help you protect Mother Earth, but it will save you money too.
Here’s how you can clean hard surface resin tools:
Clean your tools while wet. Wear safety gloves and use paper towels to wipe off the excess resin. Then, wipe again with a paper towel soaked in acetone to clean any remaining residue. Do a final wash with detergent and water. Thoroughly dry them before using them for your next resin project.
💡 Pro tip: Don’t use cheap soap. You want good dishwashing detergent for this step.
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.
⭐️ BONUS: How to clean resin from mixing cups:
If your resin tools are silicone, let the resin cure, then clean.
Then, you can peel dry resin off the surface. Sometimes it can be hard to get every resin drip off when using this technique. You can use a dry ‘scrub daddy’ sponge and a little dishwashing soap to get these drips off. You can also press the sticky side of packing tape against the cured resin. When you lift the tape away, the resin chips come with it.
What if you have resin to get rid of?
⭐️ BONUS: Here are five things you can do with your resin mistakes instead of throwing them away.
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