How To Clean Up When Using Resin

Work clean: wear gloves while working and cleaning up to avoid a sticky mess and possible skin irritation.
Wear an apron - resin is very difficult to remove from clothing

Cleaning up tools
- wipe down with paper towel to remove as much resin as possible
- wipe residue with alcohol or acetone
- wash in hot soapy water
- allow to dry

Peel method
- plastic cups, not all plastic works the same
- flip cup over on plastic lined work surface
- once dry the next day, peel out in one piece

Cleaning up spills - accidents happen and you might find yourself needed to remove. Try to remove while still wet and before it cures, much easier.
- sand, clay or cat litter for large spills

- scrape up as much as possible
- use paper towels to absorb the resin
- use acetone or alcohol to clean up remaining residue

Cleaning up hands
- wear gloves, wear long sleeves
- if you accidentally get some on your skin, remove it immediately

- never use a solvent such as acetone or alcohol, or even vinegar … breaks down resin and can be absorbed by your skin

- use hot soapy water, use an exfoliant cleanser or salt or poppy seeds

Safe Disposal of resin bottles
- never pour down the drain
- drain old resin/hardener into new bottles
- don’t dispose of resin/hardener in liquid state, take to hazardous waste (check SDS)
- cured resin is considered inert, can go in regular trash
- cure leftover resin/hardener after working with it
- leftover in the bottle, pour one bottle into the other, and dispose of it in solid state

Cleaning up cured resin drips or spills
- use a heat gun to soften
- use a scraper to gently pry the resin from the surface as best you can
- use a sander to remove the rest

- soak in alcohol or acetone to break it down (test first to make sure it doesn’t damage your work surface)
- scrape it up