Resin Art 101: How to Begin Projects Safely at Home
If you’re like our team, you love the look of unique works of resin art. With each glossy piece layered to perfection and giving off a lux, high-end glossy finish, it’s no wonder that more people are choosing to jump on the DIY bandwagon. And we’re here for it!
We’re here to supply our community with the best products and knowledge needed to create their own art. Our team strives to offer the basics, beginner steps and How To guides needed to get you on your way. Wondering if there is a safe way to create your own art from home? By understanding the basic principles and knowing how you can protect yourself, you can be off and starting your own projects today.
Here are some key things to take into account when first venturing into resin, and how you can prioritise your safety when working from home.
Epoxy: The Basic Safety Principles
First things first – although resin is an organic compound, it is mixed with a hardener (amine) chemical to achieve that solid, glossy finish. Due to the risks taken when mixing any chemicals in the home, we always ask that you read the directions and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) before beginning any task.
Some of the basic safety features to consider every time you work include:
Work in a well-ventilated area. Always work in a space with open windows, doors, fans or with a filtration system.
Cover your workspace, skin and clothes. When mixed with a hardener, epoxy alternatives can irritate the skin, permanently damage your clothes, or could be toxic if ingested. Treat each product the same as other household chemicals and keep each away from children, pets, and protect your space from potential splashes and residue.
Wear a respiratory mask when working in a non-well-ventilated area.
Be on the lookout for loved ones. Little fingers are curious fingers, and resin should never be ingested by people or pets. We recommend that children under the age of 16 should not be exposed to any epoxy resin, no matter the brand or type. For children 16-18, we recommend the use under adult supervision.
Blend your ingredients by measured ratios. To create the best outcome, make sure you measure your products for every project. Failing to do so can create a sticky mess, prevent your piece from ever curing.
Use only resin-specific products when creating unique works of art. If you’re not sure of a colour, glitter or gloss additive, ask someone who knows.
Making Unique Art at Home
Well stocked and well versed in the world of epoxy projects, we fully support beginners jumping into the world of making this kind of art. Feel free to reach out to our team should you have additional questions or concerns about what products you should (or should not) be using when making epoxy projects.
Looking for high quality supplies to get started? Check out our extensive product range to help you start making your own masterpieces today.