What Is The Best Supportive Surface To Use With Resin?

Wooden panels are the best surface to use with ArtResin, particularly for large pieces, because they're strong, sturdy and can support the weight of the resin without sagging or bending.  You can use stretched canvas, but you will want to reinforce the back of the canvas with cardboard to prevent the canvas from sagging, which can cause the resin to pool in the centre.

When resining over a large stretched canvas, sometimes it may look as though something has repelled your resin and prevented it from adhering along the edges. In fact, what actually may have happened is that the canvas sagged under the weight of the resin and caused it to pool in the centre.

If you need to resin over a stretched canvas, it helps to reinforce the back of your canvas to provide some strength and support. Insert a piece of cardboard cut to size in the back of the stretched canvas, and you can even use some wood slats or shims to create a cross bar for additional support - this is particularly helpful for large canvases.

If you do have a large piece that you intend to resin, try using a large wooden panel instead. Remember, when working with resin, the sturdier the surface, the better!

About the author: Dave Zak

Hi, I'm Dave, a Canadian-based entrepreneur. I was born an artist and I love to tinker and create things. After studying art and working in marketing, I founded ArtResin in 2008 in response to the toxic and yellowing resin products that were giving me headaches and ruining my artwork.