Which resin(s) can be used on different projects?

Updated: Sep 21


Sometimes people want to try to use one type of epoxy resin for all their projects. Depending on what types of resin projects you create, you may or may not be able to do that. Epoxy resins are formulated differently, for certain projects, and best results occur when using correct resin for the job. The other blogs on this site go into more detail about each of our resins specifics, but this is a brief article to help you know which of our many options you might consider for your different projects. Let me know if what you are looking for is missing.


There are hard cure resins (in top-coating and casting resins), and there are deep pour casting resins, and there are softer cure resins (often used in floral casting projects, but not suitable for thinner casting projects as you don't want them to go bendy). As usual, depth, mass and volume also effect how you will use each epoxy on said projects. You will need to refer to the epoxy resin descriptions to determine that info, but in general (& following the resins guidelines), these projects below can work with resins listed:


Ashtrays - iCoat CT60 or iCoat MV Medium Viscosity Countertop/Art Epoxies, iCoat TP21 Hard Cast Casting Resin


Bookmarks/Rulers (require harder cure resins) - iCoat MV (Medium Viscosity), iCoat CT60 countertop/art Epoxies, iCoat TP21 Hard Cast Casting Resin


Charcuterie/Cheese Board servers - iCoat MV & CT60 countertop/art epoxies


Coasters & Trays - Top Coating - iCoat MV, iCoat CT60 Countertop/art epoxies


Coasters & Trays - casting in moulds - iCoat TP21 Hard Cast Casting Resin, or if casting in less then 1/4" depths per layer iCoat CT60 or MV countertop/art epoxies


Countertops and tables - iCoat CT60 Countertop/art epoxy


Fast Set/Primer - tacking glitter or stickers you can use either iCoat Fast Set Epoxy, or iCoat Urethane 2112 non yellowing


Floral Casting - iCoat CE4100HV (1:1 ratio) casting epoxy, is the most commonly used epoxy for floral blocks and other floral casting pieces, however you can also use iCoat TP21 Hard Cast Casting epoxy, and iCoat Depth (deep pour epoxy) depending on the mould.


Jewelry - iCoat TP21 (Hard Cast) Casting Resin, but some artists use our topcoating (CT60 or MV) countertop/art resins for jewelry as well. Soon the faster curing iCoat TP24 casting resin will also be available.


Lathe turning projects: iCoat TP21 hard cure casting resin. It does take a few days longer to be ready to turn on a lathe. Another option is the iCoat Metal Illusions. I will soon have small sizes in stock. Larger sizes may be special ordered. This product should only be used tinted though, since Metal Illusions is not meant to be used untinted.


Primer/Sealer - iCoat Urethane 2112 non yellowing, or iCoat Fast Set.


Ring Holder Moulds - iCoat TP21 or TP24 Hard Cast Casting Epoxy, or iCoat CE4100 HV (1:1 ratio) casting epoxy.


Tables and Trays - iCoat CT60 or iCoat MV countertop/art epoxies, but if they are

River Tables - iCoat Depth deep pour epoxy, or iCoat TP21 Hard Cast casting epoxy.


Top-Coating floral blocks, coasters, art etc. - iCoat MV or iCoat CT60


Trinket Trays - iCoat TP21 or TP24 Hard Cast Casting Epoxy, or if pouring in less then 1/4" depth layers, can use either iCoat CT60 or MV Countertop/Art Epoxies.


Tumblers - iCoat MV Medium Viscoity or iCoat CT60 Countertop/Art epoxy


Wall Art - iCoat MV Medium Visocity or iCoat CT60 Countertop/Art epoxy


Wine caddies (require harder cure resins so they don't go bendy when hanging glasses on it) - iCoat TP21 or TP24 (both hard cast casting resins). Or if pouring in less then 1/4" layers, can use iCoat CT60 or MV countertop/art epoxy.


Word moulds - such as Love, Home or Family style moulds, need a hard curing epoxy. iCoat TP21 or TP24 (both hard cast casting resins). Or if pouring in less then 1/4" layers, can use iCoat CT60 or MV countertop/art epoxy.




To see more specific details about each of our iCoat resins, check out this blog post link to see the features of each resin



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