Friday, October 23, 2020

Epoxy Resin - Casting Resin vs Coating Resin

Have you ever poured epoxy resin onto a canvas only to have it all run off so that you are left with only a very thin coating?  Or have you poured your epoxy into a mould and found that it was full of bubbles that just wouldn't rise to the top? Then chances are, you were using an epoxy resin that wasn't designed for the project that you were making. Not only is there more than one type of resin, but there are several types of epoxy resin and they are all designed for different types of resin work! To keep it simple, let's look at two general categories of epoxy resin and why artists and crafters need to know the difference. When shopping for epoxy resin, you might notice that some epoxy resins are labelled EPOXY CASTING RESIN and some are called EPOXY COATING RESIN. Some other names for coating resin are bar and table top resin, pour-on resin, and artwork resin. So what's the difference and what does it really mean?  ...