What Is The Best Resin For Crafts?

What Is The Best Resin For Crafts?

If you’re starting out on your arts & crafts journey, maybe you came across several different types of resin, leaving you to wonder what the best resin for crafts is. Well, wonder no more! We’ve got you covered. In this blog you will read about several types of resin most used in the arts & crafts department. 

What is resin?

Resin is a solid or highly viscous substance that has many uses. Resin can come from natural sources, so it can occur naturally or synthetically. 

Natural resin comes from trees, and appears as a tree’s response to an injury. As a result the tree is protected from insects and pathogens.

Synthetic resin is the main focus of our article and it’s a type of resin made industrially. Synthetic resin has numerous uses and a few sub-types. 

You’ll learn more about polyurethane resin, epoxy resin, and polyester resin, as those types are most commonly used. 

Polyurethane Resin

Polyurethane Resin is a very durable resin. It’s excellent for making molds, as it becomes very hard after curing.

It is used in several different industries, and is used for adhesives, paints, coatings and can also be found in the automotive industry.

Pros of polyurethane resin is that it has a fast curing time and it can harden in under an hour.

However, it requires a high temperature to do so. It’s also moisture sensitive, so it may note cure well in humid conditions.

Good for:

  • Floor Coatings
  • Casting Molds
  • Restoring buildings and monuments
  • Furniture, Cabinets

Polyester Resin

Polyester resins are quite cheap, and it makes sense to use them if you need large quantities of resin. However, polyesters also have a strong odour and should be used outside rather than inside.  Cures to a very hard finish which can be sanded and can achieve a shiny, clear surface. But because it cures hard, polyester resin projects may break if dropped on a hard surface. It will also yellow with time and is not UV light resistant. 

Good for:

  • Laminating
  • Repairing surfaces
  • Bulk molding
  • Minor repairs

Not that good for:

  • Inside projects
  • Jewelry, and arts & crafts projects



Epoxy resin is a very versatile form of resin.  It has many uses, making it the go to resin for a great number of projects. It’s durable, long-lasting, with a medium curing time (compared to the other two resins). 

It does have the tendency to yellow if exposed to sunlight. 

Epoxy resin is the most used type of resin for arts & crafts.

If you’re interested in making jewelry, keychains, coasters - use epoxy resin.

If you need a glossy finish for your table, or a painting - use epoxy resin.

It’s a great way to have fun, be productive, and make something personal & unique. 

Good for:

  • Paints and coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Consumer applications
  • Arts & crafts

Our Roxy Epoxy resin is easy to mix and use! Whether you’re looking to make unique jewelry, beautiful resin coasters for your friends or sparkling glitter tumblers, our crystal-clear epoxy resin will offer that glossy, glass like finish that you’re searching for.

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Enjoy numerous arts & crafts DIY projects or even paint pouring art.

Our special formula self-levels and has a 1:1 ratio of hardener and resin. It’s easy to mix and allows easy bubbles removal as well.

You need a clear epoxy resin that is sturdy and reliable, curing to a high gloss coating that won’t yellow with age and won’t chip easily. Ours is water and scratch resistant, so your projects will look brand new for years to come!

We’re DIY enthusiasts too and we know how a little color can embellish any project. That’s why our epoxy resin kit comes with some little extras included: measuring cups, wooden sticks, gloves and a 24-color set of Mica 5g powder bags. Let your creativity flow and amaze the world with your beautiful art pieces in vivid colors!

Creativity knows no bounds, so we don’t want you to worry about trivial stuff while engaging in your artistic endeavors. Our highly-trained Customer support specialists are always available to assist you in any way possible. Think of them as your helpful advisors, making sure you have all you need to create your stunning masterpieces!

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Enjoy numerous arts & crafts DIY projects or even paint pouring art.

Our special formula self-levels and has a 1:1 ratio of hardener and resin. It’s easy to mix and allows easy bubbles removal as well.

You need a clear epoxy resin that is sturdy and reliable, curing to a high gloss coating that won’t yellow with age and won’t chip easily. Ours is water and scratch resistant, so your projects will look brand new for years to come!

We’re DIY enthusiasts too and we know how a little color can embellish any project. That’s why our epoxy resin kit comes with some little extras included: measuring cups, wooden sticks, gloves and a 24-color set of Mica 5g powder bags. Let your creativity flow and amaze the world with your beautiful art pieces in vivid colors!

Creativity knows no bounds, so we don’t want you to worry about trivial stuff while engaging in your artistic endeavors. Our highly-trained Customer support specialists are always available to assist you in any way possible. Think of them as your helpful advisors, making sure you have all you need to create your stunning masterpieces!

 

Conclusion

Resin is a truly diverse material that can cover various needs you might have. Want to do a shiny finish on your picture? Want to protect your wooden table? Make jewelry? Coat the floor? A good resin can be a solution to all of these.

Out of these three types of resins, we believe epoxy resin is quite diverse, has good quality-price ratio, and is perhaps best suited for many different arts & crafts projects.