Explaining Epoxy Resin Odor

Like most chemicals, all epoxy resins generally have some kind of odor. This odor can range from discreet and harmless to powerful and noxious. Often these overpowering, unpleasant smells are indicative of health hazards, and common sense should tell the user to take caution around products emitting such bad smells. 

Does ArtResin Have A Smell?

ArtResin produces a low odor that some customers describe as "actually kind of pleasant", "kind of like asian fruit", and "barely noticeable".  However ArtResin's smell is interpreted, it's important to note that what customers are smelling is simply an odor and not fumes.  

Is ArtResin's Odor Dangerous?

Although it has a low odor, ArtResin produces no fumes or VOCs (volatile organic compounds), so its scent should by no means alert the user to any potential danger. In fact, ArtResin has been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials and designated to be safe for home use when used as directed in a well ventilated area.  So users can go ahead and breathe normally!  Read our SDS for more information.

How Long Does ArtResin's Smell Last? 

ArtResin's odor will dissipate once the resin has cured. Always make sure ArtResin is measured accurately and mixed thoroughly to ensure both parts are completely catalyzed.

How to Reduce ArtResin's Odor

ArtResin has a very low odor and although most don't find that it's too strong, smell is subjective and individual to each of us. Should you find the smell bothersome when using ArtResin, ensure you're working in a well-ventilated space with the windows open to help it disperse. You can also wear a mask to help make your experience more comfortable.

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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...