- Why is my resin soft and bendy?
- How can I harden my resin?
- Why is my resin so bubbly?
- Can you use a lighter to get bubbles out of resin?
- How do you make smooth resin?
In most cases, the reason you have resin that bends is due to the fact that the resin needs more time to cure. After 24 hours, ArtResin will be at a 95% solidity rate. If you attempt to curve or move the resin before that 24 hour mark, the resin will likely bend.
Just Use HeatIt is actually possible to make epoxy resin dry faster, just by using heat. Increase the temperature to 75-85ºF / 24-30ºC in the room where your piece is curing. The resin reaches 95% of its full cure within 24 hours, and 100% of its cure within 72 hours.
When you cover these materials with resin, the air bubbles release into the resin in the form of bubbles, sometimes hours after you have poured and torched. To help prevent air bubbles from releasing into your resin, pre-seal natural materials such as wood and paper with a brush on or spray sealant prior to resining.
#1 – Using a UTility lighter, quickly go over the surface of the resin. (This is the fastest and most effective, so be sure to start with this tip. You might not even need the others!) I recommend doing it 1 to 3 times as needed, with several minutes wait time in-between to allow the resin to cool.
Grab your resin charm, craft, or piece of resin jewelry and dip it in the water. Hold it firmly and sand in a back and forth motion on the sandpaper. Change directions several times. For example, if you are sanding a bracelet, go ‘north to south’ then ‘east to west’ along with going in a figure-eight motion.