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Puduo Epoxy Resin

Puduo Epoxy Resin now being stocked in Canada, for your convenience and quicker shipping. 

DESCRIPTION:

Puduo Epoxy Resin – The Fast Curing Resin! We made this formula specially for artists. It is excellent for coating, casting, and resin art. Great for art projects whether you are a beginner crafter or a professional artist. It has No Voc’s and is Odor free. Puduo Resin has a working time of 40 Minutes to allow more time for the creative process. It is a user friendly 1 to 1 ratio.  Puduo is professional grade and high performance for all of your coating needs. Add a Crystal Clear high gloss coat to any surface. It has a glass like appearance plus cures rock hard and durable. It produces a gorgeous gloss.  Puduo even includes a few of the tools to get you going – 4 Measuring Cups, 3 Stir Sticks, and 1 Pair of Gloves!

USES:

Excellent for Coating, Casting, Gloss Coats on artwork, Resin Art, Pour Paintings, Resin Jewelry, Coasters, Tabletop, Cutting Boards, Live Edge River Tables, Epoxy Wood Creations, Dirty Pours, Coating on Acrylic Pours, encapsulations, figurines, great for use with silicone and more! Get amazing color, clarity and effects when adding color to your resin! Gorgeous when used with Mica Pigments, pastes, resin dyes, alcohol inks and more! Finished projects should be kept out of direct sunlight, and are not recommended for exterior use.  

➤Crystal Clear

➤100% Solids

➤Self Leveling

➤Easy 1 to 1 Ratio

➤Longer 40 minute Working Time

➤Gorgeous Effects with Pigments

➤Color Stability

*Actual time to demold will vary higher and lower depending on a number of factors including temperature, humidity, additives, ratio inequalities, and not mixing thoroughly. You should expect flexibility until fully cured. Resin will usually cure between 24-72 hours. In some cases, it may take longer.
Shore Hardness is about D76.
This resin is definitely not meant for outdoor use, and the UV protection is average.
Heat resistance would be about 110F/43C
It is not recommended for finished products to be left in temperatures above 100F, at that point it can begin to get flexible.  Once it cools, it will be hard again.

Instructions

 

Please read these instructions in their entirety before starting your project. 

Attention to the instructions for your project (casting vs. coating) and BOLD TEXT. 

 

1. Set up: Find a well ventilated, dust free area to set up your resin pour. The temperature should also be mild (in the 70 - 80°F range, 65°F  minimum) for the resin to cure properly. Lay down a plastic drop cloth to protect your table/floor. You should also have:

  • rubber gloves

  • protective eyewear

  • respirator mask (recommended)

  • paper towels

  • mixing sticks (wood, plastic or silicone work well)

  • plastic cups for mixing (graduated optional)

  • precision scale (optional for measuring of parts)

  • prepared mold (optional)

  • foam brush (for table coatings)

  • lacquer thinner (for cleanup). 

 

2. Casting Instructions

  1. Figure out roughly how much resin you will need for your entire project (including all the different colors where applicable) refer to the coverage info at the end of this document to calculate how much resin is needed when coating a table or bar. Note: it is always better to have a little extra resin left over than it is to have to mix up another batch mid-project. 

  2. Pour equal parts resin (A) and hardener (B) into two cups. 

  3. Pour both cups’ contents into a third mixing cup. It is normal that you feel the cup get hot because it is a fast dry type resin and is a result of the exothermic reaction. 

  4. Mix the resin thoroughly (3 - 5 minutes or until there are no “streaks” left in the resin), scraping sides and bottom of the cup as you stir. Note: to virtually eliminate the risk of soft spots, pour your mixed resin into a new cup and stir for another 20-30 seconds OR until all the streaks are gone. Transferring the mixture to a 4th cup helps to eliminate the possibility of unmixed resin from the sides or bottom of the first cup that cause soft spots. (it's free insurance, so please do this!)

  5. You can now pour this mixture as is for a clear finish or you can mix in any pigments. If you are using more than one color, pour the clear resin from the mixing cup into new cups for each color and stir in the pigments.

  6.  Now you should quickly pour your resin into your mold, onto your canvas or table. Cover your work with a drop cloth, plastic bin, cardboard box, etc to keep dust off of it. Come back in 5-10 minutes to check for air bubbles. For smaller castings, bubbles can be popped with a toothpick. 

 

Your finished casting can be removed from the mold after 10 hours, and will be fully cured after 24 - 48 hours depending on different weather. 

PS: Our resin will be thicker or have a higher density because of cold weather. We suggest that you warm the resin before you do your project in order to get perfect results. 

Just put the bottle into the warm water around 176℉ within 2-3 mins.

Note: Our resin cannot cure within 8-10 hours for small crafts like earrings or pendants and may need the full 24-48 hours to be completely cured. Our resin is specially formulated so that the more resin is combined, the more heat produced to speed up the curing time. 

*Actual time to demold will vary higher and lower depending on a number of factors including temperature, humidity, additives, ratio inequalities, and not mixing thoroughly. You should expect flexibility until fully cured. Resin will usually cure between 24-72 hours. In some cases, it may take longer.

 

Table/Bar Coating Specific Instructions: 

1. Place a drop cloth underneath your table or work area and verify that the table is level. 

2. Wipe the table top off with a damp rag and allow it to dry completely. 

3. It is recommended to seal porous surfaces such as wood with a thin coating of the mixed resin using a squeegee or foam brush prior to doing the main pour. Let cure for 6 hours. (if your surface is not porous or has already been sealed, you can skip this step)

4. Create a barrier of masking tape or painter’s tape around the edges of the table top if the top does not have a raised rim of its own. Press the tape in place around the entire table top with the tape sticking up at least half an inch. 

5. Place the objects you wish to trap in the resin on the table top surface. Keep in mind that pouring the resin may move objects so you should affix light objects like photos with a glue stick. While the glue is wet, use a roller or a smooth round bottle to get air bubbles out from underneath the print. A glue gun can be used for coins and bottle caps.

6. Mix enough resin to create a thin coating at a maximum thickness of ¼” (use the chart below as a guide). If you need to pour several layers for additional thickness, wait for each layer to cure for 6 hours prior to pouring the next coat. Subsequent coats beyond 24 hours require a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper. After sanding, wipe down the surface with a solvent such as denatured alcohol or acetone. 

Note: Larger pours may require mixing for more than 5 minutes and it is recommended to not mix more than 1 gallon at a time. Pour a thin layer of the resin mixture onto the top, pouring slowly in a thin stream onto the center of the top. Fill any indents or flaws in the table’s surface with the mixture by using a foam brush to guide the resin into these indentations. 

 

7. Continue pouring until the entire table top is coated. After a few minutes air bubbles may rise to the surface, use a propane torch (on low flame) or a heat gun to blow the bubbles out. Hold the torch approximately 8 inches from the surface and use a gentle place for too long as this can permanently damage the surface or coating. Do not use a torch on surfaces that might be flammable (i.e. paper, plastic, etc.) 

Warning: excessive heat can also cause the resin to overheat, bubble and cure prematurely in the overheated area. 

 

Second and subsequent pours:

1. Allow the first coat to cure for 6 hours before making a second pour. Remove the tape rim from the perimeter of the table and create a fresh masking tape rim around the table top. 

2. Mix a fresh batch of resin, making a slightly larger batch than before.

3. Pour the resin mixture slowly onto the tabletop until the entire top is coated. Apply additional coats as desired, allowing adequate curing time between coats and using a fresh rim of tape each time. 

4. After applying the final coat, allow the table to cure for 24 hours. You can spray your cured epoxy table with a UV resistant acrylic for added protection against the outdoor elements though all epoxy resin will eventually yellow after prolonged UV exposure. We recommend you allow the tabletop to cure and harden for 5 days before placing objects on it.