For very large orders, specialist shipping can be arranged. Doing this post cure will give a heat distortion temperature of around 55 - 58°C which means you even less likely to get rings or marks from hot cups or plates. I have used Glasscast 3 for my thinner pours like geodes, and top coating. GlassCast is capable of resurfacing a worktop in a kitchen no problem. If the varnish feels dry and hard then it's likely to be fine but it would certainly need 'keying' with coarse abrasive paper to provide a suitable surface for the GlassCast to bond to. How long should I leave before sanding the resin when mixed with epoxy pigment? GlassCast should be stored in its original container and out of direct sunlight. Other than the practicality of reduced access during the application, there is no reason why in theory you could not use GlassCast on a staircase. Single Deep Pour Epoxy River Tables. A part that had been post-cured prior to installation would not have this problem. In this video tutorial we use a slab of English Yew and the GlassCast 50 epoxy resin to produce a beautiful, waney-edge river table. We stock a range of pigments that have all been tested and work great with all of our Glass Cast resins. Even with the post-cure we would recommend being careful about placing down hot cups and items, ideally allowing them to cool first or use a saucer or place-mat just to be on the safe side. Epoxy resins have very little odour and so it's quite viable to use them indoors (i.e. Is there a generic epoxy hardener that can be used with GlassCast? The working time will be around 30-40 minutes to place the bottle tops onto the surface, so this method is more suited for smaller projects or you could mix and spread small batches at a time, ensuring you're staying within the gel time of each resin application. Can you advise if suitable for indirect heat and water splashes please? The actual post cure cycle is to initially cure the resin for 24 hours at room temperature, followed by curing in the oven at 60° for 16 hours. a bottle of resin and a bottle of hardener) then both parts should be considered toxic and handled appropriately (wear gloves and eye protection, work in a ventilated area, don't ingest etc.). Lacquers and clear coats are quite soft compared to the GlassCast epoxy and so it would be a shame to use such a relatively soft finish as the bartop surface. Love the GlassCast range for my projects. GlassCast is the UK's #1 brand in clear epoxy resin, trusted by thousands for makers for resin projects like flooring, countertops, bars, river tables, wood turning and more. I wanted to try and avoid using a backing also, so wanted to cure it on a base and border that can be removed. Before you do though, because the previous layer has now fully cured, you will need to 'key' the entire surface of the floor with an abrasive paper (120-240 grit) so that the new pour of resin has something to bond to. The main consideration for a resin coated kitchen worktop is temperature, especially hot pans/plates etc. The very best in clear epoxy resin, pigments and effects, 125mm Backing Plate for 150mm Polishing Pads, GlassCast 50 Clear Epoxy Casting Resin - 5kg. Any unmixed resin simply won't cure so you need to be through and spend time ensuring it is fully mixed. 30 minutes. The reason is because some lower grade and thinner papers will go translucent when saturated with a liquid, including resin. The resin is almost completely odourless and the hardener has an amonia smell which doesn't really carry or linger. I now use Glasscast for all my resin projects. Once all wax and silicone floor sealants have been stripped off, we see no reason why GlassCast® can't be used on a granite floor, however, it's always possible you may encounter an incompatibility so it's always very important to make up a test-tile using the exact floor material, (on a hidden place if no spare tiles available) and then pouring the GlassCast on the sample. Don't worry though; the scratches from the keying won't be visible after you do the new pour. The brushes must be cleaned before the resin has cured. What is the best material to use that the GlassCast won't stick to, when protecting surrounding areas. Can acetone be used as a 'thinner' for GlassCast resin to reduce its viscosity? For other materials, we would recommend the use of a high quality release agent such as our Easy-Lease Chemical Release Agent which will give a great release and also preserve the gloss finish of the mould itself. COVID-19 - We are operating as normal but delays are possible. Stuart said "Glasscast has been my go to resin for a long time. Regarding general suitability of the resin for a dining table, GlassCast 3 is a hard wearing surface and so not unsuitable for this purpose but do bear in mind that hot objects (such as hot plates) would mark the surface and so you would need to use mats to protect the resin from anything hot. I started using Glass Cart resin after I found the other resins I had tried to lack hardness. Can GlassCast be poured on polystyrene foam? Great product, fast delivery, easy to use and a great final finish. You will still want to ensure sensible temperatures even when you assemble and bond the panels together in position (outside). You would then flood-coat the surface and allow the resin to drain off and fill the gap between the table edge and the barrier. There are sure to be some differences between them in terms of pot-life and cure time so it depends what you need in this regard but certainly have a go with GlassCast and I think you'll get on well. Clear, easy to work with. Can I use an acrylic paint to color GlassCast 3? The very best in clear epoxy resin, pigments and effects, GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg. We would recommend an initial cure period of 48 hours to allow sufficient hardening prior to any machining work. What can I clean it with? Although GlassCast has very good UV resistance, it is still affected by UV light to some extent and as such is not recommended for outdoor use due to continuous high levels of UV exposure and also continuous exposure to moisture and adverse weather conditions. Can I use your GlassCast ontop of a water based epoxy? To tackle both of these things at the same time you could use strips of plastic that resin won't stick to (like polypropylene for example) to create a barrier all the way round the edge of the tabletop but leaving a gap between the edge of the tabletop and the barrier (of, for example, 3mm). Acetone should NOT be used as a thinner for GlassCast but when used as intended, there should be no reason or need to 'thin' out the resin. Once you're back to fully cured resin; you can abrade the surface with a 120-240grit abrasive sand paper. Although by no means an exhaustive list, the mould materials, pigments and additives listed below have all been tested and are known to work well with Glass Cast. Yes, that would be fine. I tested a few other resins in the beginning and settled on glass cast 50 because of the cure speed and bubble free finish. We do have some other resins that are used by customers coating fishing lures, one of these being our XCR Coating Resin which you might also want to consider (particularly if you want something that will cure faster than the GlassCast). KEEP THE PACKING TIGHTLY SEALED WHEN NOT IN USE. The number in the name is the suggested thickness that each product should be used for; GlassCast 3 is recommended for coatings up to 3mm in thickness whereas the new products are recommended for castings up to 10mm and 50mm. Never leave mixed resin unattended. Here are some resin brands you can try for your next project. You can then check every part of the process before starting the main project - this is very important to ensure there are no unforseen problems with compatibility or your process. If you need a thicker consistency then you'll find that anything you add to make the resin thicker will affect its clarity (making it milky) which may or may not be a problem. Can I pour GlassCast over an inkjet print on paper? If you're interesting in making one of these gorgeous tables then it is highly recommended that you watch this video carefully and also that you download and read the accompanying Resin River Table Handbook. This is because, over this thickness, the clarity begins to suffer and the resin will begin to appear slightly cloudier.