Epoxy Resin Care Instructions: FREE Download

Learn How To Care For Your Resin Creations

Whether you've created resin art, coasters, jewelry, charcuterie boards, keychains or tumblers, taking proper care of your creations will help keep them looking their best.

ArtResin's handy guide covers these popular resin creations, offering best practices (and what to avoid) to maintain their beauty for years to come.

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Resin Art Care Instructions

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How To Protect Resin Art:

  • Avoid direct sunlight and high heat, as prolonged exposure can cause dulling, cracking and yellowing.  ArtResin contains UV light stabilizers to delay this type of damage. Of course, the best precaution is to avoid placing artwork in an environment known to degrade resin.

How To Clean Resin Art:

  • Use a microfiber cloth for dusting and general cleaning.
  • Use glass cleaner or a damp cloth and mild soap for stubborn spots such as fingerprints. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners or chemicals as they may scratch or dull the resin surface.
  • For geode art or other textured artwork, spray with canned compressed air or brush gently with an extra soft toothbrush.

How To Ship Resin Art:

  • Ensure the resin is fully cured (at least 72 hours after pouring) before packing for shipping.
  • Place smooth, non-abrasive paper (glassine, butcher paper or baker’s parchment) directly against the resin surface. 
  • Avoid shrink wrap, tissue paper, wax paper or bubble wrap, as these will stick to (and damage) the resin surface.
  • Use poly foam for cushioning, followed by cardboard or foam core for strength. Bubble wrap can be used for exterior padding, with the flat side facing in and bubble side facing out.

 💡 TIP: For more information on how to safely ship resin art, see our blog How Can I Safely Package My Resin Art Pieces?


Resin Tumbler Care Instructions

How To
Protect Resin Tumblers:

  • Ensure the resin has fully cured for 72 hours before use.
  • The maximum temperature cured ArtResin should be exposed to is 120°F or 50°C. Tumblers that aren't double walled or insulated should be used for cold beverages only.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive heat, such as in a hot car.
  • Do not place resin tumblers in the microwave or freezer.
  • Handle with care, as dropping the item may cause the resin to crack or chip. 


How To Clean Resin Tumblers:

  • Hand wash tumblers with warm, soapy water and a sponge or soft cloth. 
  • Avoid using abrasive scouring pads to clean the resin surface.
  • Do not soak or place resin tumblers in the dishwasher.

💡TIP: To learn how to make your create your own custom resin tumbler, please see our blog How To Make A Resin Tumbler DIY.



Resin Keychain Care Instructions


How To Protect Resin Keychains:

  • Avoid contact with sharp objects that could scratch the surface.
  • Handle with care. Avoid tossing keychains down on hard surfaces which could chip or crack the resin. 
  • Steer clear of prolonged exposure to heat or hot environments (e.g., hot cars) to prevent softening. If it does soften, let it cool on a flat surface and it will harden up again.
  • If the keychain becomes misshapen, use a hairdryer to soften it. Then reshape it and allow it to cool on a flat surface.


How To Clean Resin Keychains:

  • Wipe the keychain clean with a soft damp cloth and mild dish soap.
  • Do not use scouring pads to clean as it will scratch the resin surface. If needed, use a soft toothbrush to get into difficult to reach corners. 
  • Avoid exposing the resin surface to hand sanitizer or solvents as it may dull the resin surface.

💡 TIP: Learn how to make your own personalized keychains in our blog How To Make Resin Keychains. 


Resin Charcuterie Board & Serving Tray Care Instructions


How To Protect Resin Serving Boards 

  • Not suitable for use in the microwave or oven.
  • Not meant to be used as a cutting board: cutting will result in deep scratches.
  • Do not place or drag sharp objects on the resin surface.
  • Cured ArtResin cannot withstand temperatures above 120°F or 50°C, so it’s best for cold or warm items and not hot food right out of the oven.  
  • Keep serving boards out of direct sunlight.
  • Avoid prolonged outdoor use.
  • Store at room temperature and away from heat sources.


How To Clean Resin Serving Boards

  • Clean with a soft, damp cloth and mild dish soap. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Use a soft toothbrush on areas that feature crystals or texture.
  • Not safe for dishwasher use. Do not immerse in water.
  • If the resined areas have been sanded to a satin finish, they may need occasional polishing with a food safe wax to restore luster.
  • For non-resined areas of a wood board, occasional treatment with a food-safe oil or butcher block conditioner helps prevent drying out or cracking.


💡 ArtResin is Food Safe: When used as directed, ArtResin is compliant with FDA 21CFR175.300 and is safe for contact with food. This means it is inert once cured and will not leach anything into the food it comes into contact with. For more information and to see our safety certificates, please visit our blog ArtResin Passes Food Safety Tests.



Resin Coaster Care Instructions


How To Care For Resin Coasters

  • Keep the coasters out of direct sunlight to prevent UV damage to the resin surface.
  • Avoid dropping resin coasters to prevent cracking or chipping.
  • The maximum temperature that cured ArtResin can tolerate is 120°F or 50°C. At temperatures as high as that, the coasters may become slightly flexible, but they will harden up again once cooled.
  • The heat from a hot mug typically won't damage the coaster's surface. You may see a ring initially, but it will disappear as the resin cools down.
  • However, be cautious with hot dishes out of the oven or leaving coasters in a hot car, as they can cause irreparable damage.
  • Keep the coasters away from heaters, radiators, open flames, or other heat sources.


How To Clean Resin Coasters 

  • Wash the coasters by hand with warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid using an abrasive scouring pad, as it may damage the resin surface.

💡 TIP: If your coaster still seems bendy after de-molding, it may simply need more time to cure.  For more information, see our blog Why Is My Resin Bendy?



Resin Jewelry Care Instructions

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How to protect resin jewelry:

  • Avoid direct sunlight: prolonged exposure can cause resin discoloration.
  • Avoid excessive heat: it can cause resin to soften, warp or detach from a bezel.
  • Avoid contact with sharp objects that may scratch the resin surface.
  • Remove resin jewelry before engaging in activities like working out, housework, washing dishes, or gardening.
  • Be cautious with personal care items like hand lotion, hair spray, shampoo, soap, perfume, nail polish remover, and hand sanitizer, as they may dull the resin surface. Remove jewelry before applying these items.
  • Do not expose resin jewelry to pool/hot tub chemicals or salt water.
  • Do not wear resin jewelry under UV Lamps when getting nails done

How to clean resin jewelry:

  • Clean with a soft cloth and mild soap.
  • Use an extra soft child's toothbrush to clean hard to reach areas.


💡 TIP:  Learn how to make your own resin jewelry molds in our blog How To Make Resin Jewelry.


So remember ... Caring for cured epoxy resin items is important to maintain their beauty and durability over time.
To keep them looking their best, shield them from direct sunlight and excessive heat and avoid contact with harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the resin surface. When it comes to cleaning, using a soft cloth and mild soap is the best approach. By following these simple guidelines, you (and your customers) can enjoy your resin creations for years to come.


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About the author: Joanne Wright

I'm Joanne, the Marketing Content Writer at ArtResin. Originally from Canada, my home is now Indianapolis, Indiana. My love of all things creative and my entrepreneurial heart means I’ve worn many hats over the years including fashion producer & stylist, retail store owner, t-shirt designer, and even vegan baker! I...