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!


11 comments

  • Clinton ordway

    I am doing lettering in a bench i just got finished carving out and wondering if there is a way to use depth and overall height of lettering for amount of epoxy to use and mica pearlx to use

  • Ashley at Art 'N Glow

    Hello Shila,

    The amount of epoxy you’ll need will depend on the dimensions of the trays you’re making or the volume of the molds you’re using to make coasters. An easy way to calculate the volume of epoxy you’ll need is by using water to fill your mold and then measuring it! Just be sure your materials are completely dry before pouring your epoxy.

  • Shila S Leonard

    how do I decide how much resin to mix for my project. I’m trying to make coasters and trays.

  • 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

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