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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will get back to you asap!
We offer two main types of kit, the coaster kits and the resin starter kit.
The coaster kit is great for those who have never used resin before as it includes everything you need to create six coasters from scratch. There are three different coaster designs to choose from - jagged, circle and square. Each design then has the choice of colours. The pink option comes with pink, gold and white mica powder plus gold foil and the blue option comes with blue, dark grey and white mica powder plus silver foil. The coaster kits are great to learn resin art and all the tools and moulds are reusable - meaning all you need in the future is more resin.
The resin starter kits are perfect for those who have used resin before and need a kit refresh as well as those who are new to resin and don't know where to start! The kit comes in two options, 500ml or 1L. Inside is a large silicone stirrer, a 500ml silicone jug and nitrile gloves. You also get step-by-step instructions on how to use to the resin as well as tips and tricks to get the most out of your resin!
Your third option is to simply order our premium resin by itself. Here you have three options 500ml, 1L and our 10L pro kit. Each comes with nitrile gloves and our step-by-step brochure. This is perfect for those who have all the tools and moulds already!
- 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 email@example.com, 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 be hard to the touch and 48 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, meaning 100g of resin needs to be mixed with 100g of hardener.