Here you will find answers to all those burning questions you have and any tips & tricks that we have learnt along the way! And if there is anything we are missing that you would like to know, please email us at email@example.com and one of the team will get back to you asap!
We now offer two different types of resin. Our shallow pour resin which comes in three sizes 1L, 5L and 10L kits. And then our new deep pour resin which is available in a 3L kit.
They are both heat resistant up to 90 degrees celsius and food safe. The main difference is that our shallow pour resin is ideal for pours up to depths of 20mm. It is also perfect for coating art.
The deep pour resin can be poured up to depths of 100mm and can be used for river tables and deep pour moulds like pyramids.
- One of the best ways to reduce bubbles from the beginning is by warming up your resin. We recommend everyone does, especially when your resin has been stored in a colder area. To do so place your resin in hot water or simply place on a radiator for around 10 minutes. Resin only not the hardener!
- Store your resin in a warm spot in your house
- Stir slowly, using a folding motion when mixing the resin and hardener together
- Make sure to scrape all sides of the cup with the mixing stirrer to ensure thorough mixing
- Let your resin sit for 2 to 3 minutes after mixing with the hardener. This will allow the majority of bubbles to float to the top and pop
- Use an alcohol spray of more than 91% to help pop the bubbles
- Use a candle lighter to help remove bubbles, simply holding the flame near to the coaster will pop them away. However, be careful not to touch the resin with the flame
- Use the silicone large mouldd stirrer - this will reduce the bubbles and is reusable!
If you have left over resin in the bottom of your jugs, simply leave one of the provided stirrers in the pot to harden within.
You will then be able to pull out the stirrer with the dried out resin attached. The resin will not stick to the silicone and will peel off quite easily and is rather satisfying!
Another option is to clean the pots and stirrers before the resin dries. Using an anti-bac wipe works wonders in this instance.
Mouldd resin has a work time of approximately 40 minutes depending on room temperature. Perfect working temperature is between 18°C and 22°C.
You are not limited to just adding colours and glitter. You can add almost anything; paper, plastic, fabric, metal, clay, wood, shells, coins, glass, bottle tops, corks, natural elements, glitters and powders. The list goes on!
Elements that contain moisture should be avoided, for example, fresh flowers and leaves. The water will react with the resin, turning the leaves and petals brown. Dried flowers and leaves work beautifully.
If you are thinking of embedding items within the resin, make sure that they are thoroughly dry. If you are unsure whether it will embed correctly, feel free to ask one of our team for advice at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would be happy to help!
We recommend covering your workspace in order to protect it from spillages. Good things to use are baking paper, old table cloths or any plastic sheets you have. This will allow you to simply peel off the resin once it has cured, making cleaning easy!
When you leave the resin to cure, you need to leave them in the same place and not move them as you will risk spilling the resin within the mouldd. However, if you know prior that you will need to move your work, we recommend placing the mouldds on a tray (underneath the baking sheet) so that you can pick them all up together and reduce the risk of damaging your art!
If in the instance you do get resin on your skin, we recommend having a pack of wipes handy to immediately grab to wipe the resin off. Then simply wash your skin with soap and water thoroughly to remove any residue.
For spillages on work surfaces we recommend using anti-bac wipes or cleaning sprays.
The best way to ensure there are no sharp edges are by pouring a small second coat of resin after the first layer has cured. Not only will this offer extra protection to your creation and remove any sharp edges, but it will also offer an extra shine.
Alternatively, it is possible to sand down your resin. We recommend wet sanding, using a very fine waterproof sanding paper.
Using resin at a low temperature means that is is more likely that the resin will take much longer to cure, or possibly not at all. In the same vein, if the resin is too hot, it will cure substantially faster and therefore may result in a sub-standard cure.
Our resin tends to be quite fast setting, taking around 24 hours to fully cure. Make sure to cover your resin art when they are curing, as to avoid any dust settling on them.
Store the resin in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight. The resin has a 12 month shelf life from purchase.
Mouldd epoxy resin has a mixing ratio of 1:1. This is done by weight or volume, meaning 100g of resin needs to be mixed with 100g of hardener or 100ml of resin with 100ml of hardener.
Our deep pour resin has a mixing ratio of 2:1 by volume. Meaning for every 100ml of resin you require 50ml of hardener.