General Information about Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin
This resin is specifically designed for coating, although works really well for cold-enamelling, embedding and produces a good dome and quality cast for resin jewellery. Colour this resin with any of the non water based pigments available from Resin8 and try embedding objects or adding mica powder & glitter to make keepsake items. Please be aware that adding anything to epoxy resin will change its properties and may reduce its non-toxicity. If you are adding alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove bubbles, as alcohol is flammable. As this resin has a low heat distortion temperature (50ºC) it is unsuitable for making items that will have hot things placed on them (e.g. coasters).
Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin has been certified by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) as non-toxic when used as directed and conforms to ASTM D-4236. It contains no VOCs, no solvents and doesn't give off fumes when used at room temperature. It is non-flammable and has a very mild odour and therefore safe for home use.
Why choose Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin?
- NON-TOXIC - safe to use as directed at home, contains no solvents or VOCs
- EASY - 1:1 mix ratio by volume
- CLEAR - optically transparent with minimal yellowing
- THICK - self-levelling with high build
- SHINY - high gloss, beautiful finish
Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin is a modern formulation of the safest epoxy chemicals available. However, all epoxy resins are chemicals and they do come with Health & Safety implications.
- You MUST wear nitrile gloves (or use a specialist resin barrier cream on your hands)
- You MUST wear a respirator when sanding partially-cured resin
- Ensure you work with this resin in a well ventilated room
- We advise you to wear safety goggles
- Avoid skin contact
- We advise against eating, drinking or smoking while working
- In case of eye contamination wash with plenty of water for 15 minutes and consult medical advice immediately
- Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
- Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
- Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Hardener Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
It is CRITICAL that you follow the instructions accurately. Do NOT change the mixing ratio - this will alter the properties of the resin and cause it to remain tacky.
This resin is fairly viscous - to loosen it and make it easier for pouring, warm the resin bottle before use by popping it on a radiator or standing the bottle in some warm water for 5 minutes. Use 1 part resin to 1 part hardener by volume (1:1) to ensure a hard finish once set. Use separate, clean volumetric mixing cups for each part. We advise you to pour the hardener first and then the resin into one clean, larger cup. The mixed components should be thoroughly stirred for 2 minutes to ensure an even consistency - this is a long time... set a timer on your phone.
Resin8 1 to 1 Epoxy Resin has a pot life of around 15 minutes, depending on the temperature of your workspace. Epoxy resins tend to heat up when poured in large volumes so we advise you to only mix the amount needed for use within the pot life of the product. We advise you to mix no more than 5 litres at a time. If you prefer to weigh your resin, use accurate digital scales (not the old fashioned kitchen kind) and use the ratio of 100g resin to 90g hardener pro-rata.
This resin is designed to be used as a clear coating but it can also be coloured with our any non-water based pigments and powders on our site - opaque, transparent, metallic, etc. Apply by brush, roller or pouring. Temperature should be between 18 to 25ºC and humidity level below 70% (i.e. do not use in a room with drying laundry). A 1:1 mix will provide a hard, glossy finish. Make sure your resin piece is level. Pop any bubbles by hand using a cocktail stick, or use a heat gun or naked flame for a couple of seconds to aid bubble release. Avoid dimpling by holding the blowtorch or heat gun at least 30cm away. Use silicone dispersion media such as resi-BLAST to create lacing and cellular effects.
If cured at 23ºC and used for jewellery, this resin should be touch dry within 4-5 hours and be cured after 12-18 hours. We advise you to cure your resin pieces in a dust free environment, and keep in the dark for as long as possible.
|Weight/Volume||1l resin, 1l hardener|
|Mix Ratio||1 :1 by volume|
|Pot Life||10-15 minutes|
|Cure Time||12-18 hours|
|Shelf Life||12 months unopened|