ultra clear coat

epoxy resin set

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Our Ultra Clear Coat Craft Epoxy Resin Kit creates a hard, durable, water-like clear coating. Enhanced with UV protection, finished products have added resistance against loss of gloss, cracking, and yellowing.

This high-quality, self-leveling mixture is perfect for DIY-ers and artists looking to create professional-looking finishes without the burden of purchasing large commercial volumes.

step one
preparation + safety

PRO TIP: Temperature greatly impacts ease of mixing and curing time. Be sure to store your epoxy resin kit at 70-80° F for at least 24 hours prior to use.

For best results, we recommend the same 70-80° F temperature range when actively working with the epoxy resin kit.

tools + materials

Gather all tools + materials: Mixing cups, heat gun, mixing tools, and application utensils such as foam brush, roller, or squeegee.

safety first

Ensure you’re working in a well ventilated area and have the proper personal protective equipment: a respiratory mask and gloves.

prepare surface

Prepare the surface by removing all loose material, dust, debris, oils, waxes, and grease prior to application.

step two
the first layer

This initial coat will serve as the base and foundation for the rest of the project.

PRO TIP: Be sure to capture any of the mixture on the side while mixing as uneven distribution of resin to hardener can cause issues with the final product.

1:1 Ratio

Mix one part resin to one part hardener using a stir stick or spatula. Add pigments while mixing.

once mixed

Once the entire mixture is uniform, carefully pour a thin layer of mixture over the prepared surface.

let it sit

Remove bubbles with preferred method and wait 30-40 minutes for the initial layer to gel.

step three
subsequent layers

These are slightly thicker layers (also known as flood layers) that should be poured at around ⅛” in depth. The amount of subsequent layers depends on your project, but generally 1-3 layers will suffice.

PRO TIP: When using a heat gun to remove bubbles or create design, be sure to avoid direct flame contact with the epoxy and keep the heating element 6-12 inches away from the epoxy resin.

when to apply

Apply additional layers after each layer has “tacked up” or gelled.  Note that the time it takes may vary based on pour depth and temperature.

if applying heat

After each pour, while layer is still liquid, use heat gun or torch to remove air bubbles. Move heating element in consistent, smooth strokes.

number of layers

The number of total layers depends on the project. Deeper fills will require more layers. As a general rule, anticipate anywhere between 1-3 layers.

frequently asked questions

Have more questions about the products or how they're used? No problem! Below are some frequently asked questions to help guide your next steps. If you don't see your question, please reach out to us via email or our contact form.

Probably, but it depends on a few considerations. Let’s begin with viscosity. To understand the consistency needed for your project, consider your viscosity needs. For perspective, below are a handful of viscosity values:

Water: ~1

Olive Oil: ~80

Casting Epoxy: ~450

Coating Epoxy: ~2,700

Honey: ~12,200

 Consider how much control and coverage is needed. For example, if you are working to create a very specific design, the higher the viscosity the greater the control. If you need to cover the smallest of spaces and tiniest of gaps, a low viscosity product is more likely to accomplish this.

Lastly, keep in mind that viscosity is also relative to the temperature conditions in which it’s being used. Refrigerated honey is going to be far more viscous than honey at room temperature. 

Working time is the amount of time it takes to mix and pour the epoxy resin mixture. Curing time is the length of time it takes to fully harden into the final, finished product.

Gel time is the initial stage of curing. It’s the time it takes for the epoxy resin to “tack up” or “gel” allowing for the next layer to be added.

Surface Dry time is the next step in the curing process - the product is largely completed and try to the touch, but will need just a few more hours to be fully cured.

Our Epoxy Resin sets are made in the USA. 

Casting resins are generally thinner in consistency than coating resins, allow for a thicker pour, and take a longer time to fully cure. Casting resins are great for projects that have more fine details that require coverage in the smallest of spaces.

Epoxy coating resins are more viscous, require a thinner pour, and dry considerably faster than casting resins. Because of its thicker viscosity, epoxy resin coating is easier to control. 

No epoxy resin is truly non-toxic, however, the final product made according to the instructions and best practices will result in a non-toxic, fully cured product. With any epoxy resin product, be sure to review all safety precautions prior to use.

Yes. When used properly, the final products will be heat resistant. In order to protect against loss of gloss, yellowing, and cracking, a UV absorbent compound has been added to the product making it far more resilient and resistant to UV rays.

Use a heat gun or torch after each pour is complete, while the material is still liquid, in order to remove air bubbles. Keep the heating element 6-12 inches away from the epoxy resin while making sure to avoid direct flame contact with the epoxy.

Move the heating element in consistent, smooth strokes to maintain an even experience across the entire project.

When properly mixed and fully cured, the final product is food safe.

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