The Perfect Pigment To Resin Ratios

The Perfect Pigment To Resin Ratios

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You have the image of a finished product in your mind. You have all of your materials in front of you. As you get ready to immerse yourself in the creation of your work of art, you freeze. What ratio should you use?

If this has ever been you, (or this is currently you and this situation is what has brought you to this blog post) look no further! Listed below are all of the ratios you need to know when mixing our products with one another to get you the best results, regardless of the nature of your project. 

Resin to Hardener Ratio:

Measure epoxy resin and hardener to a perfect 1:1 ratio by volume. Mix thoroughly and consistently for 3-5 minutes until there are no streaks. This ratio must be followed precisely in order for you resin piece to cure properly.

Glow Powder to Resin Ratio:

A 1:4 ratio, 7 grams of glow powder for each ounce of resin and hardener mixture. This ratio is designed to give your resin piece the brightest and longest-lasting glow. However, there is room for experimentation if you wish to use more or less glow powder. 

Pigment Powder to Clear Paint Medium:

A 1:4 ratio of pigment powder to clear paint medium. This ratio is designed to give your paint the brightest and longest-lasting glow. However, there is room for experimentation if you wish to use more or less glow powder. 

Pearlescent Powder to Resin Ratio:

1 Gram of Pearlescent Pigment Powder for every ounce of resin and hardener mixture. We believe this to be the perfect ratio when using our pearl powders with our resin, however, you may use more or less pearlescent powder to your resin to get your desired effect. 

 Thermochromic Powder to Resin Ratio:

1 Gram of Thermochromic Pigment Powder for every ounce of resin and hardener mixture. We believe this is the perfect ration when using our thermochromic powder with our resin, but feel free to experiment with this ratio if you feel a different ratio would better achieve your desired effect. 

 

Tag us in your art with #artnglow and tell us what ratio you used. Did our "perfect" ratios work for you, or did you experiment and find one that worked better for your piece? We can't wait to see what you create!


8 comments

  • Ashley at Art 'N Glow

    Hello Carl,

    Sounds like you have some neat projects in the works! We’d love to see how they both turn out :) And if you post your work on social media, don’t forget to tag us using @artnglow and #artnglow for a chance to be featured on our pages!

  • Carl E Thacker

    Aloha I’m about to fill an amazing wood carving (first one) with fiberglass resin. I plan to use the powder and also different liquid dyes for separate pours. I would be happy to let you know how it goes and send photos. I Used the blue pigment for the tip of an orgonite pyramid. I will also use the extra resin from this project to fill-in the relief holes I put in the pyramid.. It’s awesome! I’m so stoked with your product

  • Ashley at Art 'N Glow

    Hello Tom,

    Great question! There is room for experimentation using more than 7 grams of glow powder per ounce of resin. This would make your resin more opaque since the pigment would be more concentrated, however it may provide a slightly brighter glow! We would recommend doing some test batches before adding too much more powder to a larger product, as too much pigment could prevent the resin from curing properly.

  • tom gridley

    can you safely add more than a 7 gram to one oz ratio to the epoxy mix? If so, is there any benifit to doing so ?

  • Ashley at Art 'N Glow

    Hello Cynthia,

    The dimples or divots that you are experiencing throughout your resin coat are potentially a product of over-torching. Over-torching is what happens when you hold a flame too close to your freshly-resined surface, or if you hold the torch for too long in one place. This may also occur if your resin is too cold (we recommend it to be 72-78 degrees F). When removing bubbles, constantly keep your torch moving in a back-and-forth motion. Also, beware not to hold the torch too closely to the resin surface – you want to barely kiss the surface of your resin with the flame. You can fix your resin coat by sanding it down and adding a finishing layer. Sanding will help to remove the dimples and other imperfections, as well as create a rougher surface for your final resin coat to adhere to. After sanding, use a paper towel, damp with water or rubbing alcohol, to remove all residue and traces of dust. Then simply mix enough fresh resin to add a thin top coat, allow to cure for 48-72 hrs, and voila! Your piece is finished, free of imperfections :)

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