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!


15 comments

  • Kathy at Art 'N Glow

    Hello Arielle,

    We recommend adding no more than 5% alcohol ink to epoxy resin, or 1 part ink to 20 parts resin :)

  • Arielle

    How about an alcohol-based dye? Do you know the ratio of it to the resin? Thank you!

  • Kathy at Art 'N Glow

    Hello Wes,
    We would recommend you mix your resin and hardener thoroughly and then add in your pigment :)

  • Wes

    Do you install the pigment in before or after you add the hardener?

  • 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

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