Epoxy Resin through Thick & Thin
Our epoxy resin is one of the thickest on the market! Depending on your project you may be wondering if there are ways to thicken or thin it out.
Thickening Table Top Epoxy Resin
Our epoxy is the perfect viscosity when pouring on bar/counter and table tops so that it does not run off the sides. Here is how thick it is. Our Epoxy has a viscosity of 10,000 CPS (centipoise). For example, peanut butter has a CPS of 25,000, so that gives you an idea of how thick it is!
We don’t recommend thickening epoxy for a few reasons.
Thickening epoxy can create problems when using the epoxy such as:
1. Air pockets in the finish
3. Self-leveling problems
NOTE: Although there are other articles on the web that instruct how to thicken epoxy, we do NOT recommend it with our brand.
Thinning Epoxy Resin
Understandably, especially for artists, a thinner epoxy is sometimes more desirable in order to manipulate on canvas, mix with mediums, or pour into silicone molds. Keep in mind that if our Tabletop Epoxy were too thin or watery, you would not get consistent results. If done incorrectly, it can be harmful to the strength characteristics of the product and the final cure. For artisans looking for a bit thinner epoxy resin for intricate artwork, we suggest our UV-Art Resin.
Here are a few ways on how you can successfully thin our Table Top Epoxy Resin:
Recommended over acetone and other solvents. Denatured alcohol allows you to add more solvents to the batch without affecting as much of the physical properties of the epoxy. Use a maximum of 20% added to the epoxy resin. Example: 32 ounces of epoxy to 6.4 ounces of denatured alcohol.
Acetone or Paint Thinner
When using acetone or paint thinner just add a maximum of 10% to the epoxy resin. Example: 32 ounces of epoxy to mix with 3.2 ounces of acetone or paint thinner.
Thinning with Solvents
This is the easiest and most used method for thinning epoxy. But, also the most harmful. Using a solvent can significantly affect the way your epoxy resin performs and also increase the total cure time of the epoxy. Tread lightly when using a solvent with your epoxy.
Promise provides an entire line of epoxy resins designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of artisan, crafter, marine, and DIY project requirements. So let your inner Epoxy Pro shine through in whatever creation you undertake!