Asked on Apr 7, 2019

What is resin?

Cynthia HKmdreamerLynn Sorrell
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What is resin? How do I make it, or where can I purchase it?

6 answers
  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Apr 7, 2019

    Hi Christine, I am pretty sure it is an epoxy mixed with a hardener. You can buy it on Amazon and eBay and just about any craft store. It is used a lot to make a very hard clear finish on just about any project.

  • Claudia
    on Apr 7, 2019

    Home depo,,,you mix it kinda like an epoxy. Read up. You need to do it correctly. Just google or you tube how.


  • Joy30150932
    on Apr 7, 2019

    You can purchase resin at your paint store. It sometimes is used in place of varathane.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 7, 2019

    What do you want to do with it???there are different types of resin just depends what you want to make with it or coat/seal with it.you cannot make it---- but most are mixtures of 2 products so you would mix them to get final resin product;There is a huge variety of different resin materials, both natural and synthetic. Resins consist of long chains of monomers, which form cross-link bonds during the curing process. all resins have the ability to harden under certain conditions - by mixing with a setting agent, heated, or exposed to light. The latter method is used for resin 3D printing . Such materials are highly viscous liquids before solidifying. The range of synthetic resins is huge and includes resins created from thermoplastics like ABS, Nylon, and Polypropylene. Some of these are referred to as resins only in their liquid form – after curing, they are simply called plastics or elastomers. Some resins after hardening can’t be melted or re-used. Different types of resins exist depending on their chemical compounds which define its properties: silicones, epoxies, acrylics, alkyds, and more.Resins have numerous applications starting from jewelry making to manufacturing parts for sports cars. Different resins can be used by themselves as a base or as a gluing agent for materials like carbon fiber, fiberglass ,or pour on coating/sealing/spray coating for art work.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Apr 8, 2019

    Yes at home depot

  • Cynthia H
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Most of the projects I've seen involved a two part epoxy. Most stores that carry craft materials carry it.

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