ArtResin is Safe for Home Use!

Can You Use Epoxy Resin Indoors? 

Yes, it's official! ArtResin has been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and has been designated non-toxic when used as directed and safe for home use in a well-ventilated area!

This is a big deal for us and a huge win for artists everywhere!


Is ArtResin Epoxy Resin Safe To Use Indoors?

Yes! ArtResin epoxy resin is safe to use indoors when used as directed. Its non-toxic formula and low odor means it can be safely and comfortably used at home or in the studio. ArtResin was created by artists to help support other artists, so they can create wherever they like to work the best.  

However, indoor safety relies on following ArtResin's label directions and safety precautions:

  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from a sticky mess or possible skin irritation.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Be aware that using additives with solvents, such as alcohol ink, or colorants that are not labeled as non-toxic will compromise ArtResin's safety designations.
  • While ArtResin's formula allows for indoor use, it's important to adhere to safety precautions and label directions. If you work in a confined space, like a small room, or if you just feel more comfortable doing so, please wear a respirator.


Is ArtResin the Safest Epoxy Resin to Use? 

ArtResin has earned its reputation as the highest quality epoxy resin for art, known for its exceptionally clear and non-toxic formula.

We firmly believe that the resin you use shouldn't hurt you. ArtResin was developed with an uncompromising commitment to safety and quality: it contains no fillers, solvents, or other harmful ingredients that can cause toxic side effects like headaches or respiratory issues. Any artist considering resin on their artwork should choose one that's been formulated specifically for creative purposes, UV light stabilized, non-toxic when used as directed, with an easy to use formula that delivers gorgeous results.

Which resin does all that?
It's simple ... ArtResin.


Epoxy Resin Safety First

In developing ArtResin, our world class chemists aimed to create a superior quality product that wouldn't cause harm to the people using it.  Our formula contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), emits no fumes, and is safe for home use in a well ventilated area.  It's a clean system, meaning everything in the formula reacts together, leaving nothing that can become airborne and breathed in.  It's also non-flammable in its liquid form and has only a slight odor.  And now, ArtResin has been recognized by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as meeting safety standard D-4236: Safe for Home Use. 

In comparison, most epoxy resin products on the market are classified as hazardous materials. They are intended for use with heavy-duty respirators and protective hazmat clothing and eyewear.  Due to safety concerns, they can't be shipped by air, and in most cases, they are flammable.


What Does ASTM D-4236 Certification Mean?

The American Society for Testing and Materials sets worldwide standards that help to improve performance and instill confidence in products around the world.  ASTM D-4236, in particular, is a federally regulated standard for the labeling of art materials for chronic health hazards.  Any art material that is intended for home use (i.e. use by an individual or small group) must be evaluated by a board-designated toxicologist for any potential threats the material may pose.  If a product contains any material that is deemed (based on current knowledge) to be dangerous in any way, the product must bear appropriate warnings.  

After being evaluated, ArtResin was found to conform to ASTM D-4236 with no component of its make-up having been found to be harmful, toxic, hazardous or dangerous when used as directed!  This includes the resin and hardener in their individual liquid states, when mixed together, during torching and after curing

Our customers will not find any WARNING labels, skull and crossbones icons, corrosive pictograms, or any of that on the ArtResin packaging.  Unlike most other resins, these alarming images do not belong on our bottles!  ...Which means our customers can relax and enjoy getting creative! 


Can I Use ArtResin Epoxy Resin in my Living Room?

ArtResin is safe for use at home when used as directed, which includes wearing the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) and working in a well-ventilated space.  In other words, wear gloves to protect your hands from a sticky mess and possible skin irritation, and avoid working in enclosed spaces without airflow, such as closets or small rooms without windows. Your living room should allow air to circulate, either through an open door, window, vent, or fan to ensure proper ventilation.


Can I Use ArtResin Indoors Without a Respirator?

Yes, you can safely use ArtResin indoors without a respirator if you're working in a well-ventilated area as directed.

Standard practice in the chemical industry is to over label and over warn for safety, so the recommendation to wear a respirator in a non-ventilated space is intended as an extra precaution, not a mandatory requirement. 

Of course, the decision to wear a respirator is yours. We encourage users to take whatever precautions they wish to ensure their comfort when working with ArtResin.


Remember: Not all epoxy resins are created equal.  Please make sure that you either protect yourself against inherent threats with the appropriate gear, or that you switch to a safe product like ours.  :) 


Want to learn more about epoxy resin and safety? Read our guides below:


We want you to feel confident about ArtResin's safety too, so our SDS is accessible on our website.

ArtResin:  Made For Artists, By Artists.

About the author: Rebecca Zak

Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I co-founded ArtResin with my husband, Dave. I’m a serial entrepreneur! As an artist and a former teacher, I've been able to leverage my creativity and experience to start multiple business ventures. In fact, there's nothing I love more than seeing a good idea turned into...