Cure time refers to the amount of time it takes for the resin mixture to totally finish its chemical reaction and become its hardest state. The ArtResin epoxy resin cure time is 24 hours (hard cure), however you can touch the surface after about 8 hours without it feeling sticky. It reaches its full cure at 72 hours.
Art Resin 8oz (236ml)
Have a couple projects that could use some glam?
The ArtResin 8oz kit has that covered (ha, get it?).
Art Resin is certified non-toxic (when used as directed) so it is not bad for your health like other resins. No VOC's, no fumes, no solvents. No respirator needed. Non-Flammable. Safe for Home Use.
Art Resin is chemically engineered to offer the most efficient yellowing protection on the market. Its advanced stabilization additives provide superior clarity for long-term non-yellowing performance.
Art resin is self-levelling, 1:1 mixing ratio is user-friendly.
Designed to look gorgeous and to be strong and durable. Clear. Glossy. Shiny. Thick. Solid. Hard. Pro. ArtResin increases the attractiveness and value of whatever it's used on!
Includes: 4oz (118ml) resin + 4oz (118ml) hardener + instructions
Is ArtResin food safe?
Yes, once ArtResin is cured, it is fully inert and can be safely used as a food contact surface. ArtResin has been vigorously tested by a third party for leaching and migration across worldwide standards and passed every test: when used as directed, cured ArtResin will not leach any substances into food that comes into contact with it.
What is ArtResin's heat resistance?
The maximum temperature that cured ArtResin can tolerate is 50C. At temperatures as high as that, the cured pieces may become a little flexible but once they cool off, they will harden up once again. Typically, the heat generated from a hot mug will not damage the resin surface on a coaster, but if your cured resin is exposed to temperatures beyond 50C, however - for example, you place a hot dish right out of the oven on a resined surface or you leave a cured piece in a hot car - it could cause irreparable damage.
What is the best supportive surface to use resin with?
Wooden panels are best to use with ArtResin epoxy resin because they are sturdy. With large pieces, stretched canvas can sag in the middle under the weight of the resin.
What is the working time of ArtResin?
The working time of ArtResin epoxy resin (also called the pot life or open time) is about 45 minutes. This is how long you have to work with the resin before curing sets in and it becomes too stiff to manipulate. You're best to apply the resin as soon as it has been thoroughly mixed for 3 minutes. TIP: the working time can be affected by heat: if you've put the resin in a warm water bath or if you're working in a warm environment, the working time will be decreased by about 10-15 minutes. The cure time may also be decreased.
How long does ArtResin take to cure?
You can wait until the first coat of resin reaches a gel-like state, after about 3-5 hours, so that when you pour the second layer, it sits on top of the first layer. The two layers will bond together. On the other hand, if you wait until the first layer is dry to the touch, after about 24 hrs, scuff up the surface with 80 grit sandpaper before applying the second coat. This will provide some tooth for best adhesion.
ArtResin was designed as a surface coating for artwork and formulated to be poured in thin applications. It naturally self-levels to 1/8" (3.2mm). You can apply ArtResin as thick as you want, as long as you pour in multiple 1/8" (3.2mm) coats.
You have two choices when pouring multiple layers:
the first is to pour your initial layer, torch out the bubbles, cover and wait 3-5 hours until the ArtResin reaches a jelly like stage. At this point, you can pour on the next 1/8" layer, torch out bubbles, cover, wait 3-5 hrs and repeat until you reach the height you desire. This method is especially handy when pouring into a mold or a dam.
The second option is to allow the first layer to fully dry, then give the piece an overall light sanding and pour on the next 1/8" (3.2mm) layer. Torch out bubbles, cover and let this layer dry. Repeat these steps as many times as you'd like.
Keep in mind that our recommendation of a 72hr cure time is based on a 1/8" (3.2mm) layer. The thicker your layers are, the longer the cure time will be. It could take up to 10 days for a full cure, depending on how many layers you've poured.