The JustResin UV is crystal clear, cures very hard under UV light or under sunlight, and is ideal for small crafts, open bezel charms, small silicone moulds, and quick adhesion.With its strong and durable formula, Just Resin UV is perfect for a variety of crafting projects. Whether you're creating intricate open bezel charms or using small silicone moulds, this resin will provide precise and accurate results every time. And with the ability to cure quickly under UV light or even natural sunlight, it's the ideal choice for those who want fast adhesion without sacrificing quality. Plus, its crystal clear finish adds a professional touch to any project, making it an essential addition to any crafter's toolkit. Our adhesives kit comes in 30ml and 200ml tubes and can be bought at discount prices when you buy in larger quantities. For your convenience, we also sell a UV torch that can be used indoors and in the evening. However, the light that the UV torch emits isn't designed for use as a flashlight and shouldn't be pointed towards people or pets eyes. Other materials that can be used effectively are casting moulds, usually made of silicone, mixing cups and stirrers.
Advantages Of Using UV
It is best used for small creations, garment accessories, encapsulated objects, and small moulds, especially when precision is needed. Depending on the light source and depth of cure, JustResin UV Fast curing takes 1-5 minutes. Ideal for resin jewellery projects, doming and other adhesive applications, with screw-on cap and small opening pointed tip.
Superb transparency and hardness. This material has many advantages; however, it's best used in certain situations. If you don't need a fast-drying agent, then you probably don't need to use it.
Excels in transparency and hardness
Come in a tube with an easy applicator, screw cap and small tip for accuracy
Fast curing, depending on what light source is used
Ideal to use for jewellery projects, doming and other applications
Excellent for adhesive applications
Even though UV Resin cures much faster under UV light, we still recommend patience when utilising this product, since thin layers may take some time to achieve the best results. However, using a hot water bath with a tightly closed lid can also help ease the issue. Due to its high light sensitivity, this product needs to be used in direct sunlight and outdoors with caution.
JustResin UV Usage Instructions
People wonder how long it will take UV resin to dry, but the short answer is that it depends on the thickness of the layer and the strength of the UV light. UV resin is a great way to make strong and durable resin art pieces. Generally, thin layers will cure in seconds or minutes, while thicker layers may take up to an hour to fully cure. With a powerful UV light, the curing time will be shorter. If you want to speed up the curing process, you can use multiple thin layers rather than one thick layer. This will allow the UV light to penetrate more evenly and cure each layer more quickly. Another way is to use a higher wattage UV lamp. Since UV resin takes a relatively short period of time to dry compared to other methods, such as epoxy resin, if you want a strong and durable jewellery piece, UV resin is your best bet!
If you use a UV torch or lamp, it will take up to 5 minutes to cure 1-2cm deep, and if you use direct sunlight, it will take up to 10 minutes. If the depth is greater than 1-2cm, curing time will be extended. The stronger the UV light source, the faster curing. If poured deeper than 5 cm, pours should be transparent. Keep tightly sealed and out of sunlight.
How Does UV Resin Compare With Epoxy Resin?
UV resin and epoxy resin have distinct differences that may influence your project's resin preference. UV resin rapidly cures under ultraviolet light, whereas epoxy resin requires more time and is susceptible to humidity. Furthermore, UV resin typically carries a higher price tag compared to epoxy resin. Nevertheless, both resins possess unique merits. UV resin is less prone to yellowing with age and offers convenience by eliminating concerns of quick drying. Epoxy resin, on the other hand, is more forgiving if you make mistakes, and it can be sanded and polished more easily than UV resin. It really depends on what you need from a resin. If you want a quick-curing, long-lasting product, UV resins are best. If you are on a budget, epoxy might be the better choice.
Using UV Light
When using UV resin, it's crucial to remember that a UV light is required for proper curing. Without it, the resin will remain sticky and won't harden correctly. There are various types of UV lights suitable for curing resin, but LED UV lights are the most popular and effective choice. These lights emit strong UV rays, which enable quick and even curing without producing excessive heat. Furthermore, LED UV lights are available in different shapes and sizes to cater to your specific needs. They're also reasonably priced, making them an excellent option for those starting to work with UV resin. For a top-quality curing experience, we highly recommend our UV Resin curing torch. Its powerful and consistent stream of UV light makes it perfect for indoor or nighttime use – providing you with hassle-free resin curing in a comfortable setting.
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.