How-to-Add-Color-to-Epoxy-Resin

Adding a touch of color is a simple way to get the most out of the epoxy resin youre using. Adding color lends depth and complexity to surface coats, and you can add colored resin between coats to mark a clear boundary, which comes in handy later if you have to sand off the topcoat. By adding just a little dye to a clear or white epoxy resin, you can achieve almost any effect youre going for.

The first step in adding color to the epoxy youre working with is to gather and organize your materials. You need a clear or neutral-coloredepoxyand hardening agent, preferably from the same brand. Have your colorant ready, and be sure to have a mixing tray and stirring stick at the ready. Once you begin mixing colorant withresin, it is important to finish the job in one sitting.

Add a drop of colorant to themixing tray. If you are adding more than one color, add a drop of your second color to the first and mix them thoroughly. Experiment with proportions until your mixture is just the shade you want. Remember to add a little extracolorantto make the mixture a little darker than you want the finished product to be, as sunlight eventually bleaches some color out of epoxy resin and leaves it slightly yellowed.

Once you have the color you want, measure out a quantity of the colorant and add it to the epoxy. Forliquid agents, simply pour the colorant into the epoxy until you have something close to a 5 percent saturation. Dry agents, such as those added tocolorant paste, do not fully dissolve in the resin, which creates a grainy appearance that is ideal for patching wood, so you can add these more liberally.

Most epoxy resins can accept colorant at a saturation between 5 and 20 percent. Add your dye to the resin until the whole batch is at your desired color. Use yourstirring stickto fully blend the dye with the resin, and ensure an even distribution of color throughout the resin in yourbucket.

Once your epoxy is fully mixed, you have several options for applying it. For flat surfaces, such as canvas, simply pour the resin over the top and allow it to find its own level. For other surfaces, adisposable rolleror foam brush are ideal. You can also apply epoxy resin to surfaces with aspray gun. Avoid using paintbrushes, as the bristles do not usually apply the resin evenly.

Regardless of the purpose you have in mind for your colored epoxy,eBayhas everything that you need to dye the resin just the way you need it. To find the specific colorant you want, type epoxy resin colorant into the search bar. If you need more than just the colorant, expand your search terms to epoxy resin colorant supplies, which gives you more listings. Once you find the items you need, check the sellers feedback and either place a bid or use the Buy It Now feature to complete the transaction.

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