How To Resin Spray Paint

Covering spray paint art in a coating of ArtResin is easy - in fact, epoxy resin takes spray paint art next level, sealing and protecting it with a professional looking finish and a glossy sheen that makes colour pop!

We love using wooden art panels here at ArtResin - you can mount your artwork and pour your resin directly on the panel!  Some panels even have a raised lip specifically designed to contain resin - they make for a super easy pour with clean edges.

Measure, mix, pour, spread, cover and wait, and in 24 hours your artwork will go from good to gorgeous!

Resin Spray Paint- reveal your piece

Let's Get Started ...


  • 12 x 12" wooden art panel
  • spray paint art on paper sized to fit the panel 
  • sealant ( brush on or spray sealant )
  • glue stick or spray adhesive
  • a brayer 
  • ArtResin epoxy resin 
  • A pair of nitrile gloves, a stir stick and spreader
  • a level
  • a measuring cup with easy to read measurement lines 
  • a mixing container 
  • a handheld torch like our Artist's Torch
  • toothpicks
  • an empty plastic tote or cardboard box with the flaps cut off to protect your piece while it dries

Check out our resin art tools & supplies!



1. Prepare your Spray Paint Art


Prepare your spray paint art on paper sized to fit the panel. 

Resin Spray Paint- Prepare your Spray Paint ArtResin Spray Paint- Prepare your spray paint art

Resin Spray Paint- paint art on paper sized to fit the panel

Mount your work directly to the panel using adhesive. We like using a glue stick, a brush on adhesive or a spray adhesive. For best results, smooth the drawing out with your hands or roll with a brayer to ensure that it's evenly mounted to the panel, with no air pockets.  Seal with a spray sealant labelled safe for paper.

Resin Spray Paint- Mount your work directly to the panel using adhesive

A Note On Sealing:

We always recommend testing your particular materials out with ArtResin on a scrap piece so you know exactly what to expect before you resin your final project. If you want to err on the side of caution, you can go ahead and seal your work using a brush on or spray sealant that dries clear. 

💡 TIP:  Learn more about sealing in our blog Should I Seal My Artwork Before I Resin?

You may choose to seal in the following cases:

  • Sealing over low quality paper.  It's a good precaution to seal when applying ArtResin over matte photo paper, or soft/low quality paper that may otherwise absorb the resin, causing dark, wet spots in your work or causing your work to bleed.

  • Sealing over loose material.  With a medium like chalk pastel or charcoal, or when resining over a loose material like glitter, you want to be mindful of loose particles that might get mixed up and float away in your liquid resin. For peace of mind, you can seal your artwork first - use a spray fixative rather than a brush on sealant.  

  • Sealing the wood panel. Being an organic material, wood may contain trapped air which can release into your resin as bubbles. There are many variables that can affect gas bubbles: the type of wood, how dry the wood is, humidity etc. Sealing wood with a spray or brush-on sealant (or even painting them with acrylic paint) is an option to help to prevent bubbles. We've used these wood panels enough to know that we don't need to seal them, but we always recommend testing with your particular materials so you know exactly what results to expect before you resin your final project. Again, if in doubt, you can never go wrong by sealing first if it makes you feel more comfortable.    

Resin Spray Paint- Sealing the wood panel

2. Calculate how much Resin you need

Using our Resin Calculator, simply enter the length and width of your piece to determine how much ArtResin you’ll need.

💡 TIP: a standard 1/8" or 3 mm coating for a 12" x 12" panel requires 5 oz resin (2.5 oz resin and 2.5 oz hardener). Measure the lip on your panel as they can vary. The panel in our video, for example, has a 1/4" lip. In order to fill it to the top, you'd use double the amount: 10 oz total resin (5 oz resin and 5 oz hardener).

Resin Spray Paint - resin calculator


Measure & Stir

Working in a well-ventilated area and wearing gloves, measure accurately ( by volume ) precisely equal amounts of resin and hardener. Stir thoroughly for 3 minutes total, ensuring you scrape the bottom and sides of your mixing container as you go. 

💡 TIP: for our very best measuring and mixing tips, read the blog How To Measure And Mix Resin And Hardener.

Resin Spray Paint - measure accurately by volume

Resin Spray Paint - Stir thoroughly for 3 minutes total

4. Pour the ArtResin

Pour the ArtResin onto the centre of your piece and spread it out to the edges using a plastic spreader or a popsicle stick. You'll have about 45 minutes of working time before the resin gets too thick to work with.

💡 TIP: Read our blog How To Pour And Spread Epoxy Resin for more resin tips and techniques!

Resin Spray Paint- Pour the ArtResin onto the centre of your piece

Resin Spray Paint- plastic spreader or a popsicle stick

5. Use your Artist's Torch

Using your Artist’s Torch, hold the flame a couple of inches above the resin surface just long enough to pop the bubbles, keeping the torch moving from side to side at all times.

💡 TIP: if you're nervous about using a torch, don't be! Read our blog with all you need to know about How To Use A Torch On Epoxy Resin.

Resin Spray Paint - painters torch


6. Check your artwork

Once the piece has been torched, look at the resin in the light for any missed bubbles, tiny hairs or bits of dust, using a toothpick to fish them out. 

Resin Spray Paint - Final Check of your Piece

7. Cover your artwork

With a plastic tote or a cardboard box ( with the flaps cut off ) cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hrs until it’s dry to the touch.

Resin Spray Paint- plastic tote or a cardboard box


8. Wait 24 hours

 After 24hrs has passed, reveal your piece!  

💡 TIP: the resin will be dry to the touch at the 24hr mark.  At this point, you're free to hang and admire your artwork on the wall, absolutely, but if you're planning on packing and shipping your artwork, please wait at least 72hrs until the resin has fully cured.

Resin Spray Paint- reveal your piece

We hope you found this informative and helpful!

Do you want to learn more about using resin with different mediums and on different surfaces? Check out our how-to tutorials: 


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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...