Finishing your work with resin people may face some problems and get demotivated when their art doesn’t shape well. Yes, Resintools.co knows well about the uncertainties you are facing, and here is a blog with perfect solutions. So read the problems and solutions.
Resin has not hardened after the indicated time
After your resin casting, it takes time to get hardened and turned into the shape that you are looking for. But if after the indicated time resin is not hardened then there must be a problem.
Check the ratio two times that if there is any mistake while mixing the resin. It may affect the catalyzation of the product.
➡ Remember don’t add a greater amount of hardener
The second thing let your first layer of resin casting dry completely.
If you are working at low temperatures from 25° to 15° the curing time will increase automatically. In this case, use external heat resources such as a stove or radiator.
Mostly you face a problem while hardening your resin is you are not mixing your solution properly. Make sure you are carefully mixing your product for at least two minutes
➡Remember, mixing is the main part, so mix it carefully. However, don’t be careless during this process.
Resin lost its shine
Do you know when your resin is unpolished and loses its shine? Let me tell you this is due to climatic change and often the shine disappears due to change in season.
➡ Note: Use an external source of heat as mentioned above to eradicate moisture to have a shining product.
A sticky film has set on the surface
After your resin is hardened a sticky film has set on the surface of your product. Simply soak a sponge in hot and wipe it out.
But if you want a perfect finishing following these precautions:
- Always work in an indoor environment
- Mix your resin in large quantities; it can reduce the impurities in the compound.
➡ Remember that using a container limits the exchange of the resin with the air molecules.
Try to keep your creation isolated as possible.
After 5 years of storage its turns reddish in color
It is normal that after a few years, the hardener turns reddish and loses its color. But if you are using the best quality resin you can never face this problem.
Note that use quality resin as Resintools.co offers. And we guarantee you that we will provide quality products.
You can find the surface like orange effect
If you see an orange peel effect on your resin then the main reason is the temperature at which you are working. These solutions will solve your problem. Let’s check them out.
- Use a roller to smooth the surface of your resin to remove the bulges.
- If the resin totally catalyzes, sand it with a sheet of 100 grit abrasive paper and finish it with a coating of glossy polyurethane spray paint.
The applied varnish doesn’t stick to the resin
The varnish you have chosen doesn’t stick so you have made some mistakes during the preparatory stage.
If your resin is not fully cured, first let it fully dry before applying the varnish.
Choose a varnish that is friendly for your resin. Make sure no sticky film is formed on the surface as explained above.
➡Remember: Do not use a varnish if it is not compatible with your resin.
The resin cures too quickly
You are facing a hardening problem, but one problem individuals may find that resin cures too fast. So again and again the reason is temperature. Work in an internal environment with temperatures around 25° to 30°and do not mix unnecessary doses for your product.
Air bubbles appear on the surface of the resin
The main problem is that air bubbles appear when you’re preparing the mixture as I previously discussed in my blog. Mix it properly and if the bubbles appear remove them with the heat gun.
Move the heat gun quickly for 10 minutes on the surface of your product.
➡ Remember once the product is hardened the bubbles will not be removed.
Resin, Combined With Fiberglass, Features Micro holes
Resin is combined with fiberglass and micro-holes appear. In such cases, we have a really easy solution. Fill these holes with resin and put the second coat of resin.
➡Remember: Use a spatula when filling the holes.
Resin is not fully clean
If the resin is not fully clean, the intentions may be certainly related to the cleanliness of the environment.
You must make sure when using the tools either they are clean or not.
➡ Remember: Remove oil and grease from your tools. Make your intention that if your surroundings are clean, the outcome will be outstanding.
The biggest solution
An epoxy resin is a unique catalyzed resin that catalyzes thanks to a specific hardener and without requiring any specific climatic condition.
You can use epoxy resin, it does not affect climatic changes. Like sometimes the product gets hard or does not cure.
This type of product has excellent sticky and mechanical properties, it is completely non-toxic and it can be used to produce a wide range of artifacts.