Tips for using epoxy resin when the weather is cold

1. Always make sure your epoxy resin is at the ideal temperature before mixing (75°F)

We know you’re excited to get your epoxy resin. You might even be waiting by the door for it to arrive! Before you start working you’ll want to make sure that when the weather is colder you let your resin sit at room temperature for a few hours! If you’re impatient, you can always give your epoxy bottle a warm water bath. A good tip is to test your product with an infrared thermometer if you think the product might be too cold.

Be careful not to use hot water when warming up the epoxy, this can cause the product to cure rapidly when you start the mixing process!

Cold epoxy resin results in thick, milky, bubbly product…and that’s not pretty.

2. Your working environment must be 75°F or higher. 

Make sure your working environment is 75°F or warmer, yes it’s necessary!

3. Make sure your epoxy resin stays at the ideal temperature during the entire curing process.

After your project is complete, you must make sure that it stays at the right temperature during the entire curing process, which is 72 hours. You’ll want to keep the heat at 75–80 degrees. Your project will most likely feel hard to touch after 12 hours, but it is very important that it is not put in a cold area before the 72-hour mark, as it can affect the full curing process.