Choose Your Resin

Are you new to resin and totally confused about which one to buy...? We know it's a little daunting so we have produced a handy guide to help you choose the right resin for the right application. Although there are some resins that you can use for most things there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to resin, no "miracle solution". You will need different resins for different things.

ALWAYS READ THE DATA SHEET FOR THE RESIN THAT YOU ARE USING!

If you have any queries and would like some help and guidance on which resin to buy please do ping us a message on Facebook or drop us an email.

 
Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin Resin Slowcure Epoxy Resin Resin8 Doming Epoxy Resin Resin8 Heat-Resistant Epoxy Resin totalCAST Artwork Hybrid Resin
Primary Use

Embedding
Art Coating
Doming
Cold Enamelling
Casting

Casting
Paperweights
Embedding
Coating & Laminating
River Tables and Tabletops

Doming
Embedding
Cold Enamelling
Casting

Coasters
Art Coating & Laminating
Embedding
Cold Enamelling
Tabletops

Art Coating & Laminating
Doming
Embedding
Cold Enamelling

Mix ratio Resin:Hardener 1:1 by volume 2:1 by volume 2:1 by weight 2:1 by volume or weight 1:1 by volume or weight
Pot life / Working time 10-15 mins 2-4 hours 30-45 mins 90 mins 10-15mins

De-mould time
When cured at 22oc

na 19-24 hours 12-18 hours na na

Full cure time
When cured at 22oc

12-24 hours 48 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Warm resin before use? Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Use in shallow moulds Very good Excellent Very good Very good Very good
Doming quality Good Low Excellent Low Good
Bubbles Good release when used as a coating Excellent Excellent Good release when used as a coating Good release when used as a coating
Resistance to yellowing (UV stability) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Odour Hardener has an odour Low Low Low Low
Pros Non-toxic, great for doming, thin layers and artwork, good all-purpose resin Ideal for casting, cures crystal clear, bubbles rarely present, cures hard, stays clear, long pot life Creates a very high dome, excellent as an all-purpose resin, cures very hard, cures quickly Heat-resistant up to 90oC, long working time, cures hard Non-toxic, cures crystal clear, easy mix ratio, good for doming
Cons Hardener has an odour, can be bubbly in casting Long curing time, can crystallise when stored at less than 10oc Hardener has an odour, can be bubbly in deep casting Mixes thin, pigments can bleed into on another Mixes thick, bubbles can be hard to remove