When it comes to pouring resin, the perfect pour doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, we’d love to talk you through a few tips that will help ensure your path to your next resin pour masterpiece.
Once you’ve properly measured out and mixed up your epoxy (and added any desired colorants), it’s time for the big pour. There are a few things you can do to assist this process before any pouring actually happens.
Before the Pour
For starters, check that your intended surface is clean, free of debris, and perfectly level. This will allow the epoxy’s self-leveling properties to kick in so that it can spread evenly.
Consider Your Tools
It helps to be thoughtful about the tools you’re using to pour epoxy resin as well. Depending on whether you’re doing a larger pour or more intricate smaller ones, you’ll want a vessel that you can control well. Disposable paper cups are a solid option because they’re cheap and flexible, so you can bend the edges of them to help control the flow. However, they’re pretty much one use and done.
Plastic cups are similar, but a little less flexible. You can also purchase plastic measuring cups with spouts that will make pouring much easier.
A little more expensive but reusable option are silicone measuring cups. These can be purchased with a spout and cleaned out once the resin inside has cured.
Pouring Resin The Right Way
When it comes to the actual pour, it’s a great practice to start out slow and get an understanding of how fast the epoxy flows. Additionally, if you want to cover or fill in an entire surface or area, start by pouring in the middle.
Simple, right? It can be a little daunting to approach, but once you get the hang of these practices, it should become second nature.
And now that we’ve talked about how to perfect your resin pouring skills, what better way to celebrate than by creating one of these amazing projects?
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