March 18, 2019 2 min read

Are you working with epoxy resin? Whether you are new to this type of resin or you are a semi-professional, we have few hints and tricks that are helpful to you. We atMaverick Composites, are experts in epoxy resin. Based out of Jupiter, we can deliver to anywhere in the United States. When it comes to ensuring you know everything about the application and process, we have you covered.

How Does Epoxy Resin Work?

When it comes to epoxy, it comes in two parts. That includes the resin and the hardener.  When the two parts are mixed together, a chemical reaction occurs that causes heat production.  This heat changes the epoxy from a liquid to a solid. Epoxy resin, like other resins, is mixed together in a specific ratio or amount of resin to hardener.  There is a period of time that the resin is still liquid enough to work with versus the amount of time needed for the epoxy to completely harden. Each epoxy resin is different! For proper curing, the resin needs to be mixed thoroughly in the correct proportions.

It is very important you take safety precautions when working with any epoxy resin. If you misuse the product, you are prone to injury and health issues. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions. It is wise to work in a well-ventilated area and canister the proper personal protective equipment like rubber gloves and goggles. When it comes to clean up, check the manufacturer's recommendations. Dispose of all the waste materials in accordance with local regulations.

Working with Epoxy Resin

When you are ready to work with epoxy resin, make sure you completely cover your work area with wax paper. The surface of the wax paper is resistant to this material. Prepare a level surface for items to dry on that will not be disturbed. We suggest using boxes or domes available to cover your resin projects while they are curing. This will keep out dust and other contaminants.

What if you want to include other things in your resin? To prevent discoloration and water stains, seal both sides and edges of the image. This is especially important if the image is printed on an ink-jet printer. Allow the paper and sealant to dry completely before covering the images with resin. Glue the image to the surface to prevent “floating” and possibly trapping air bubbles which may show up later. Let the adhesive dry completely before adding resin. Resin magnifies images and makes them surprisingly clear. Make sure your paper is exactly the way you want it.

Contact Us Today

Get your UV resistant epoxy resin with us! If you have any questions about working with epoxy resin, please do not hesitate to call. We have the most experienced staff in the industry, and for no additional cost, we will be happy to answer all of your questions and walk you through the entire process. We are located in Jupiter, FL.Call us now! We ship anywhere across the United States.