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How Can I Make Epoxy Resin Dry Faster?
Making resin cure faster IS possible, if you follow certain steps ….
Say you have a big show tomorrow and you waited till today to pour your resin.
Now you need it to cure ASAP so your artwork can be hung on time!
Here are some tips on WHAT TO DO and what NOT to do to getArtResinto cure more quickly.
1. Increase the temperature in the room where your piece is curing. Cure time is
affected by temperature where warmer temps facilitate curing and colder
2. Place a space heater near your curing piece.
1. Dont add more hardener to the mixture thinking this will increase cure
timeit wont. It will simply throw off the delicate 1:1 mixing ratio, causing
parts of your resin to not cure at all and remain sticky indefinitely.
2. Dont replace the ArtResin hardener with another brand of hardener that
advertises a quicker cure time. Every paired resin and hardener within a kit
work together as a system and cannot be reliably interchanged.
3. Dont add any extra agents to the mixture with the intention of promoting a
quicker cure. ArtResin is not designed to accommodate any such additions.
Cure time is one priority of many in the formulation of epoxy resin. When we formulated ArtResin, we first prioritized exceptional protection forlong-term non-yellowing performance(as well asnon-toxic safetyfor the user!), and in order to achieve this, we had to cut down on the additive that promotes curing (called the accelerator). Accelerators are typically yellow in color, so too much accelerator makes for a yellow looking product rather than a water-clear one, such as we offer.
Also, the faster resin cures the greater chance it has of yellowing as a side effect of a quick cure time. Heat is a by-product of the chemical reaction that causes resin to cure, so if it cures too fast (like for example in quick-set tubes of epoxy adhesive), the heat will have turned the epoxy yellow by the time its done curing.
For coating artwork and creative projects, clarity is non-negotiable but a few extra hours of cure time doesnt usually hurt.
ArtResin reaches 95% of its full cure within 24 hours, and 100% of its cure within 72 hours. After the 24 hour mark, a piece can be moved from its curing position, hung on a wall, and it can have a second coat applied if necessary. The difference in hardness between the 24 hour and 72 mark is typically only an important factor for artists making coasters, bar tops, or other heavy duty projects which require a less flexible cure. For coated paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, and sculpture for example, the marginal difference in hardness from day one to day three is typically negligible.
I am a master doll artist, and I am always looking for improved products to create my re-born dolls. Im looking forward to receiving your guide to Artresin.
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