Art Pro has been called the best epoxy resin for art with its low viscosity, 1:1 mix ratio, long 60 minute working time and improved UV resistance. It was developed with the input of dozens of makers, artists and woodworkers who wanted the best resin for art yet still could serve as a functional piece.
Art Pro is an easy to use, low viscosity system art epoxy that provides an extended working time that allows users to create beautiful, high gloss pieces of art resin. For use with pigment powders, alcohol ink and acrylic paints to create a wide range of stunning resin art.
Typically 1/4" but it depends on the volume and air temperature. In small volume applications ( 1-2 oz. or so) you can go deeper but you can risk causing an exothermic reaction where the epoxy begins to generation heat faster than it can dissipate causing it to overheat, crack, bubble and discolor.
The shelf life of MAS epoxy resins and hardeners is at least one year in sealed containers, but the material can last much longer when stored between 60-90°F in a dry place. The product should be stored indoors, on a raised surface off the floor and away from exterior walls. Do not allow epoxy resins or hardeners to freeze during winter storage. After use, tightly reseal all containers. With age or when stored improperly, you may encounter issues such as crystallization of the epoxy resin or yellowing of the hardener. If there is any doubt about the condition of old material, we recommend mixing a small amount in a disposable cup to ensure it hardens before using it for a project.
Asked by Steve Caroenter on September 12, 2020 8:49 am
Answered by the admin Hello! Yes, you can use polyurethane as the final finish coat after sanding. If the project is going outdoors we recommend using a high-quality marine grade spar varnish with UV protection or 2-part Urethane like Bristol Finish. Typically 4-6 coats will suffice. Although ArtPro has UV stabilizers, all epoxy resin will degrade in direct continuous exposure to sunlight. The urethanes will add additional protection and prolong the life of your project!
QCould I use Art Pro to make drink coasters or would it be better to use Table Top?...
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Asked by Wendi Caillouet on September 4, 2020 8:40 am
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We would recommend using Tabletop Pro which rated at 124F . Art Pro has a Heat Deflection Temperature of 110F which is fine for cold beverages but anything hot could leave an indentation ie. cup ring. If you do get heat indents from warm objects you can use a heat gun to warm the area and smooth out the dent. General rule of thumb with any brand of room temperature epoxy, if it is hot enough to burn you, it can leave and indent on the epoxy!