Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How to Work with Resin in Cold Weather

During the colder months of the year, resin behaves a little differently to how it does in the warmer months. Both heat and cold have an effect on the way resin mixes and cures. But it's the cold that causes the most problems for people new to working with resin. Resin is very finicky when it comes to temperature (and humidity... but that's another story !). For most epoxy resins, that temperature is around 21-25°C or 70-75°F but each resin is slightly different so you need to check the instructions in your kit to find the optimal curing temperature for your resin. If it's not in your instructions, contact the manufacturer and ask. Epoxy resin is happiest when you get the temperature just right.  It's a bit like Goldilocks... Not too hot... Not too cold... It needs to be JUST RIGHT!   If your resin is below these temperatures, it will affect the curing of the resin. We'll get into the effects that cold has on resin in a moment but before that, let's looks at wh...