Epoxy Resin Guide (5)
How can Epoxy Resin be Colored?
Epoxy resins are usually colorless and absolutely transparent. This is why they are so often used for applications where objects or collectibles are cast in resin. But transparent resin is also very often used for the manufacturing of self-built aquariums or terrariums. There are, however, many other conceivable applications for which you might want to color the resin.
What Does the Term Resin Stand for?
Particularly in the field of contemporary art, resin is often used when referring to all kinds of resins. However, it is just another name, in most cases resin is used in English or German language only as a synonym for, in particular, epoxy resin.
How can Cured Epoxy Resin be Further Processed?
After epoxy resin has cured, you actually hold nothing else in your hands but a piece of hard plastic. You can therefore rework the material in the following ways:
- Sanding (manually or with a machine)
- Polish to a high gloss (manually or with a polishing machine)
Are Epoxy Resin Coatings Waterproof?
After curing, epoxy resin is and remains waterproof, provided it is not penetrated by holes or cracks. This versatile material remains waterproof for many years, even in the long term.