Tag: troubleshooting

Cloudy resin – Why is my resin cloudy – Reasons for cloudy resin

If you are asking yourself, why is my resin cloudy, there are a few reasons why this happens: Cloudy mold surface If the mold you used to cast your resin has a cloudy surface, that same cloudy and frosty surface will impart onto your resin surface. This video explains more: For future casings, inspect the… Read more »

Resin didn’t cure – 12 reasons why your resin isn’t curing

resin didn't cure

  Why didn’t my resin cure? Originally published May 2012.  Updated to latest version February 2020. This is a problem that resin newbies and seasoned professionals alike run into from time to time. Here are a few trouble areas you should evaluate in case you’re asking yourself, “Why didn’t my resin cure?” 1. How old… Read more »

Clear resin turning yellow – reasons for yellow resin

clear resin turning yellow

Unfortunately, resin kits don’t always stay clear. If you are asking yourself, why is my clear resin turning yellow, here’s what is happening: In a resin kit, the hardener is most likely to yellow first. While the resin part will eventually yellow, the hardener yellows more quickly. Resin kit components will turn yellow for two… Read more »

Five things you should never set in resin

things you should not set in resin

Adding things to resin is an easy way to make your resin crafts and jewelry special. Your possibilities are endless! While there is so much you can add to resin, there are five things you should never set in resin: Fresh flowers Fresh flowers will turn colors in resin. They can do anything from go… Read more »

Why is my resin bendy? – Why is my resin flexible?

flexible resin

If you are asking yourself why is my resin bendy, there are a few reasons why this can happen: Resin needs more time to cure While a resin is curing, it will no longer be liquid, but can be soft and pliable. If this is happening to you, double check the cure time for your… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips – Epoxy resin troubleshooting

resin troublshooting

General resin troubleshooting tips One of our most popular articles originally published November 2013.  Updated August 2019 to provide more detailed resin troubleshooting tips to our readers. 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… Read more »

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 »