DiamondCote Epoxy Resin
This is a high-quality resin system that can be easily applied, DiamondCote is a medium speed curing resin designed for your resin art, it is one of our fastest curing 1:1 epoxy resin. It can be handled after 6-8 hours and 90% full cure in just 24 hours, giving you a durable hard clear finish that's resistant to yellowing and waver. Plus, it's easy to use - just mix equal parts of the resin and hardener, stir well, and pour!
Typical Applications consist of:
Coating or Resin Top Coats
Small and Large Artwork Pours
Mixed Media Art Top Coats
Solid Resin Coasters and Coaster Coating
Suitable for Small Silicone Moulds
DiamondCote is perfect for using on top coats, as it gives super high gloss with ample effects and great movement when heated. Plus, colours stay vivid and vibrant without bleeding or blending, making this the perfect product to use if you're looking for an artistry epoxy resin system that shows no sign of breaking down. What makes DiamondCote stand out from the rest is how well it holds position without heat and moves so easily when heated. It effortlessly creates cells and seafoam while being touched dry in just hours! This product achieves 90% hardness within the first 24 hours; a feat other products take up to five days to accomplish.
A High Viscosity Epoxy Resin
Designed for coating and creative applications, this product adds a diamond-like finish to your resin art, acrylic pours, mosaics, photographs, prints, timber surfaces, sculptures, and more.
Poured, brushed, or rolled on substrates such as Art Boards, MDF, acrylic sheets, concrete, metal, and wood.
Easy to measure 1:1 by volume
Excellent air release properties
Low in VOC’s
Heat Resistant up to 50c
Great Hardness once cured
DiamondCote can be used as a top coat on your artistic projects, and can also be tinted with Just Resin Pigment Pastes, Powders, Glitters and Inks.
DiamondCote Application Process
DiamondCote is a Premium Epoxy Resin System, formulated for Artists, by Artists.
Proudly Made in Australia, with Australian and USA raw materials
Measure equal parts by volume (eg, 100mls : 100mls)
Mix for 3 minutes, or until combined, scraping sides and bottom of vessel
Open time of up to 70 mins at 25 degrees Celsius
12 hour cure time
Full cure at 7 days
Heat not essential for top coats to remove air bubbles (although heat can be applied, should you wish)
Heat Resistant up to 50 degrees Celsius
A kit includes equal parts Resin and Hardener Part A and Part B
Use a clean calibrated mixing vessel, pour the contents into the container, and mix thoroughly for at least 3- 4minutes, or until both parts are completely combined. No stringy bits are to be seen. Scrape sides and bottom of vessel throughout the mixing process.
Mix slowly to reduce bubbles from forming. Material can be split into smaller mixing vessels to incorporate pigments.
Material can be poured in the chosen design. Air bubble release is enhanced with the use of a hair dryer, heat gun or small butane torch.
Hold the heat source approximately 10-15 cm away from the project, and keep moving the device in a sweeping motion across the project. Allow to cool, and gently sweep over the piece again if required within the working time.
Remove any dust particles with tweezers, cover and let cure. Ideal pouring and curing ambient temperatures is between 22 and 25ºC
Colouring DiamondCote with Pigments
The use of any Just Resin pigment can be used in conjunction with this product.
Pigment pastes <10%
Pigment powders <20%
Considerations When Using DiamondCote
Cure time cannot be altered by adjusting the resin to hardener ratio.
Stir the material slowly to reduce air bubbles being created.
Inadequate mixing will lead to curing issues.
Leaving combined epoxy in a mixing vessel for a prolonged period can accelerate curing and cause an exothermic reaction.
When the relative humidity exceeds 80%, the surface of the cured product can absorb moisture and the finish may not appear to be glass-like. We suggest a fully controlled environment if coating in these conditions.
Can be kept for greater than 12 months, if kept in original containers, with lids tightly closed. Product to be stored in a dry dark room/cupboard at temperatures between 15 and 30ºC, and out of direct sunlight. If the materials have been stored at temperatures below 15ºC for a prolonged period, crystallisation may occur, ensure to condition both parts of material at 25-30ºC to reduce viscosity and assist in air release.
Safety Considerations When Using DiamondCote Epoxy
Please refer to the Materials Safety Data Sheet before use, and for more information.
Choosing the Right Resin for Your Project
There are many different types of resins available at Just Resin, so it is important to choose the right one for your project. If you are unsure which resin to use, consult with our Project Helper or contact us directly. Once you have determined the appropriate resin for your project, be sure to follow the mixing instructions carefully in order to achieve the best results.
Buy DiamondCote Online
Adding a Diamond like finish to resin artwork has never been easier thanks to DiamondCote. Get your chance to see how this revolutionary formula will make your work pop with this specially formulated epoxy resin. Available from Just Resin Store your Resin Art and Craft Supplier.