Can Fiberglass Resin be used in acrylic pour painting?
Hi all I'm new to resin using for my acrylic poured painting. My question is this Can Fiberglass Resin be used in acrylic pour painting? There's alot of stuff out there but in ontario canada Art Resin hard to find unless ordered on line . I've seen fiberglass resin at Wal-Mart but not sure if it will work. Anybody ?
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I doubt it would work. Fiberglass resin is used to saturate fiberglass cloth for auto repairs.
I’m in ontario too! I’ve used a pourable epoxy resin before. I got it at Michaels (with a coupon!) :)
I have listed some videos for you.....perhaps this will help you as well.
Fiberglass resin is NOT a pourable liquid. It is a gooey plastic that gets mixed with a hardener on a throwaway flat surface then spread into and onto whatever you want to use it on as a surface repair. Most often used in auto body repair as a final skin, when hardened, it can be shaped by sanding before it is primed and painted.
Having said all that, You definitely can and should use epoxy resin. Just understand a few basics going in. Epoxy is a 2 part formulation, and mixing them is not difficult, but the ratios of part A to part B are very precise. Once mixed you have a limited amount of time to work with it before it begins to set up, that is, harden. Once that begins, you are done or you will end up with something you are not going to be satisfied with. The resin comes with instructions, read thoroughly and understand them before you mix the parts. In general you will have 30 to 45 minutes of working time, depending on the ambient temperature in the work area. Warmer temps shorten the work time, and vice versa. Be careful not to mix the parts too vigorously, so as to avoid creating air bubbles in the resin. Lastly, dont mix more than you can use at one time. Remember, once it begins to harden, you're done, and any leftover resin is garbage. Have fun!
Fiberglass resin is great stuff but you have to be careful with it. You can get clear acrylic resin and you can also get fiberglass resin which is yellow. You just have to try working with it. Wear a respirator and goggles. I have found oil paint to mix very well with Bondo. I love your art.