How Thick Can I Pour ArtResin Epoxy Resin?

ArtResin was designed as a surface coating as opposed to a casting resin. It was designed for thin applications and naturally self-levels to about 1/8".  As long as you pour in 1/8" layers, you can go as thick as you like. 

The reason we recommend this thickness is two-fold: first, it allows the bubbles to escape properly, and second, it avoids any excessive overheating of the resin.

So for best results always pour in a 1/8" layer, and you’re good to go!

💡TIP: Keep in mind that ArtResin's 72 hr cure time is based on a 1/8" layer, so if you do pour thicker it may take longer to cure.


How To Apply Multiple Layers Of Epoxy Resin:

You have two choices when pouring multiple layers:

1) The first is to pour your initial layer, torch out the bubbles, cover and wait 3-5 hours until your ArtResin reaches a jelly like stage. At this point, you can pour on the next 1/8" layer, torch out bubbles, cover, wait 3-5 hrs and repeat until you reach the height you desire. This method is especially handy when pouring into a mold or a dam.

2) The second option is to allow the first layer to fully dry, then give the overall piece a light sanding, and then pour on the next 1/8" layer. Torch out bubbles, cover and let this layer dry. Repeat these steps as many times as you'd like.

Read our detailed guide on how to apply multiple layers of epoxy resin!

Do you want to learn more about the mixing & pouring process of epoxy resin? Read our guides below:

How To Measure Epoxy Resin & Hardener?

How Do I Know When Resin If Fully Mixed?

How Thick Can I Pour ArtResin?

How To Pour Epoxy Resin?

How Much Epoxy Resin Do I Need?

How To Pour A Thick Layered Resin?

Should I Warm Epoxy Resin Before Mixing It?

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...