Tag: troubleshooting

Why is my resin hot? – Reasons for hot resin – Resin getting hot

hot resin

If you are wondering ‘Why is my resin hot?’, let me assure you that it is a perfectly normal occurrence. It can be little concerning to feel your resin mixing cup warm up in your hands, but this should be expected. In order for a resin and hardener mixture to cure, an exothermic reaction takes… Read more »

How to fix sticky resin – What do I do with sticky resin?

Sticky resin

If you find yourself in situation where you have sticky resin, don’t worry, you can fix it.  Here are some ways on how to fix sticky resin. Scenario 1: The cured resin is sticky on the surface like tape. Option 1. Recoat with another layer of freshly mixed resin and hardener. If your resin surface… Read more »

Why is my resin sticky – my resin is sticky – why does that happen?

sticky resin

You carefully select your resin, mix the two parts together, then pour it in your project only to find the next day that it is sticky or gooey. Sticky resin has got to be one of the worst things ever. It’s incredibly frustrating! No one wants to ask themselves ‘why is my resin sticky?’ There… Read more »

10 reasons why your resin casting is a disaster and how to avoid them

resin casting disasters

How to avoid resin casting disasters Originally written February 2016.  Updated April 2019. Resin casting is a lot of fun.  I love the versatility of embedding objects in resin along with making it any resin color I want.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it looks and can cause frustration for even the most… Read more »

What temperature should I mix resin? What is the best resin temperature?

resin mixing temperature

What is the best temperature for working with resin? Originally written March 2013.  Updated March 2019 Did you know that your resin mixing temperature is essential for making sure your resin cures?  Making sure your resin and working area are the ideal temperatures will make sure your resin not only fully cures, but cures crystal… Read more »

More resin troubleshooting

resin troubleshooting

Originally published November 2012.  Updated November 2018. If you have ever used resin only to get less than desirable results, you’re not alone.  While resin is a fun and versatile way to make jewelry, it can be a fussy beast as well!  These are a few of the most common resin troubleshooting problems and what… Read more »

12 reasons why your resin didn’t cure

twelve reasons why your resin did not cure

Why didn’t my resin cure properly? Originally published May 2012.  Updated September 2018. This is a problem that resin newbies and seasoned professionals alike run into from time to time. Here are a few trouble areas where you should evaluate in case you’re asking yourself, “Why is my resin sticky?” 1. How old is your… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips

resin troublshooting

General resin troubleshooting tips Originally published November 2013.  Updated August 2018. When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered problems with using resin and suggestions for how to fix it. Resin not cured or has not fully cured 1.  Resin not mixed in… Read more »

10 tips for getting rid of resin bubbles

Hand up if you hate bubbles in resin! (I have both of mine up in case you are wondering.) Nothing can ruin the look of resin quicker than finding a bubble in your finished project. Here are my 10 tips for avoiding and getting rid of resin bubbles. 1. Choose the right resin for your… Read more »