Getting Bubbles Out of Epoxy Resign: Tools & Materials
Before we cover how to get rid of bubbles in Epoxy, it is important that you have the right tools and materials at the ready. For my project, I only needed a few things to ensure my artwork had a flawless, bubble-free finish. Here's what you will need:
- An Artist's Torch. This is the most important item, as it is what you will use to get rid of the bubbles. You can use a handheld butane torch or a larger, more industrial torch if that is what you have access to. Only a flame torch will be able to do the job properly.
- A bottle of standard Epoxy Art Resin and Hardener. This resin and hardener combo will be mixed together before applying. You can usually buy both together from any hardware store - they almost always come in a double pack.
- A sealant for the type of material you are working on. So, if you're trying to get rid of epoxy bubbles on a painted piece of wood, you'll need a wood sealer. Or if you're creating art on an inkjet print, you'll need to use the right acrylic sealer.
- A small plastic stirrer. This will come in handy when you are preparing your resin mixture.
- A plastic or card scraper. This may not be used at all but will be handy if you end up over-pouring with the resin (more on that later).
How to Get Rid of Epoxy Bubbles in Steps
Step 1: Gather Your Tools & Materials
Getting rid of Epoxy bubbles is such a short, swift process - that's great, but it's also that's why I recommend gathering all of your tools and materials before you start. Make sure to place the piece you are working on atop a covered surface so that you don't end up spilling resin on the furniture. Make sure your butane torch is fuelled up and ready to go and that your sealer and resin mixture are within easy reach.