What's The Best Work Surface When Using Epoxy Resin?

When working with epoxy resin, the best material to line your work surface with is one that's water resistant, such as plastic. You don't need to spend a lot of money on a surface covering, but you do need to ensure you choose something non-absorbent in order to protect your table top. Examples of ideal materials to lay down underneath where you're working include:

  • a vinyl shower curtain
  • a silicone mat or drawer liner
  • a plastic drop sheet (found in the painting department of the hardware store)
  • a garbage bag that has been cut and spread out 
  • baker's parchment paper

A plastic lined work surface also allows for easy clean up: if any drips fall while you're resining, simply leave them and let them cure. The next day, once they've dried, they can be peeled away and your work surface covering can be used again and again and again.

For more information on using epoxy resin, see our guides below:

Can I Resin Over A Curved Surface?

What Is The Best Supportive Surface To Use With ArtResin?

Can I Get A Textured Surface With Epoxy Resin?

Where Should I Epoxy Resin My Work?

How To Apply A Second Coat or Multiple Coats Of Resin

Surface Preparation Before Applying Epoxy Resin


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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...