Monday, September 28, 2020

How to avoid Sticky or Soft Resin

Have you ever had a piece of resin that didn’t cure properly and it feels sticky to the touch? Or is your cured resin soft and bendy? You know something’s gone majorly wrong, but you have no idea what it is or how to avoid it happening again. Well, don’t be too hard on yourself… it happens to the best of us at some point. It can easily happen if you get distracted. So let’s have a look at some of the many reasons why your resin stays sticky or doesn't harden properly. 1. Inaccurately Measuring Resin and Hardener The biggest culprit is usually off-ratio measuring. That sounds like a bit of a fancy term but what it really means is that the resin and hardener weren’t measured in the exact ratio that the manufacturer specified.   It’s important to measure the resin and hardener in the ratio recommended for your resin. Your resin kit will tell you if it’s a 1:1 or a 2:1 ratio (these are the two most common ratios for craft resins) and it will also say whether you shoul...