5 Epoxy Resin Reviews-A Product You Need For Crafting

As people tend to use epoxy resin a lot to make miniature water diorama’s ( have a look at my article where I tell about it ), I had to make a few epoxy resin reviews.

But first, what is epoxy resin?

Resin is a tough, sticky, vegetable product that is mainly extracted from conifers. There are also several plastics called resins. Examples of such synthetic resins are Bakelite, polyurethane resin, and epoxy resin. Resin is sometimes confused with gum.

Epoxy Resin is used for art, furniture making, water sports, aquariums and terrariums, model building, and more!

So let’s dive into 5 epoxy resin reviews without further ado:

Product Number 1.

Product Name: CLEARCAST 7000, 64 Oz kit

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price : $33,65

Owners: Clearcast, sold by the Epoxy resin store on Etsy

Overall Rank:

Warranty: contact the seller on Etsy

Product Overview :

Epoxy Resin, perfect for making jewelry, crafts, coatings, and casting. Cures with a super high gloss finish similar to glass. Mixes easily at 1: 1 by volume.

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– Cures and mixes crystal clear

– easily mixed with pigments, rigorous testing was done

– long-lasting

– not expensive (free shipping through this Etsy shop)

The bad:

– this resin seems far more sensitive to temperature than other resins

– seems to have an order, so ventilate well

Support :

Offers full support with technical questions and offers a full money-back guarantee

My Final Opinion :

4 and a half stars is quite good for epoxy resin, so I would definitely give this a try from this Etsy shop!

Product Number 2.

Product Name: Clear epoxy resin.

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price : $37,85

Owners: The Epoxy resin store

Overall Rank: epoxy resin

Warranty:

Contact the seller.

Product Overview :

The resin product in the link is a one-gallon total. Each unit is half a gallon. Part A is the resin itself and part B is the hardener.

Convenient 1:1 mix ratio by volume, long work life (45-60 mins.)

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– cures with great clarity

– cures very hard

– high gloss

– good chemical and water resistance

– not much bubbles to be seen

The bad:

I can’t see many complaints frankly, apart from one lady who gave 3 stars only, because one of her projects didn’t completely cure and she is not sure why.

Support :

There is a manual provided if you click on the Etsy link above

My Final Opinion :

Seems like a good product for its money for sure!

Product Number 3.

Product Name: River Table Epoxy Resin

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price : $269,95

Owners: The epoxy resin store

Overall Rank:

Warranty:

Contact the seller.

Product Overview :

A 4 gallon kit of epoxy resin.

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– fast and free shipping

– You can pour 1″-2” thick at one time

– cures faster than most ordinary epoxy resin kits sold on the market today

– low odor

– Compatible with most powdered colorants

– anti-glare and free of smudges.

The bad:

-it looks like these are only available in large quantity

Support :

There are a complete manual and explanation available on this link.

My Final Opinion :

This, made in the USA, epoxy resin seems more like it, not giving any problems, except it is a shame that you can’t try out a small quantity.

Product Number 4.

Product Name: Crystal Clear Premium Epoxy Resin

epoxy resin

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price : $26,99

Owners: Rockstar Resins

Overall Rank:

Warranty:

Please contact the seller.

Product Overview :

32oz Kit, crystal clear epoxy resin.

1 bottle of 16oz 4-Star Epoxy Resin and 1 bottle of 16oz 4-Star Hardener, including a manual.

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– first 5-star review with over 548 reviews!

– free shipping

– UV protective stabilizers to prevent yellowing

– all the products come with a brew date label, so you know how old it is

– crystal clear finish

The bad:

– no bad reviews to be found!

Support :

The seller will support you when you need information.

My Final Opinion :

I am happy that this article needed an update because now I have found the resin that I would want to try out myself! Needless to say that I would buy this product!

Product Number 5.

epoxy resin

Product Name: Premium Epoxy Resin

Place(s) To Buy: Etsy

Price : $54,95

Owners: ExtremeResin1

Overall Rank:

Warranty: 

Contact the seller, please.

Product Overview :

The epoxy resin together with the hardener is one gallon total.

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

– cures in 9 hours without bubbles

– great clarity and high gloss finish

– good chemical and water resistance

– fast and free shipping

– returns and exchanges accepted

The bad:

– not sure if it is UV-resistant?

-not many reviews yet, so it is unclear if the 5-star review is representative.

Support :

Guidelines are on the seller’s page.

My Final Opinion :

Although this product gets 5 stars, beware that it might not work out well for you.

Final Conclusion :

Whichever epoxy resin product you are going to choose to make miniature water dioramas, you should always take care of following the instructions thoroughly to avoid creating bubbles. I would also buy a heat gun because every product out there seems to need it to get a nice smooth effect.

If you get that effect, you can create some wonderful pieces of art for sure!

Do you have any questions or remarks about these 5 epoxy resin reviews or any other questions about my website? Would you like me to research other things in the miniature world? Feel free to let me know in the comments below! Or you can now join me on my newest Facebook group!

I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

 

3 thoughts on “5 Epoxy Resin Reviews-A Product You Need For Crafting”

  1. Epoxy Risen products are a very interesting crafting product.  I didn’t realize that epoxy is that dangerous for the skin.  Thank you for the warnings.  As the amount used for smaller water amounts is different from the one you pictured with the pouring container, I wondered if the smaller ones would require the full 24 hours to cure?  

    Miniatures are such an interesting combination of reality and imagination, that although I don’t work with them I get pulled into the cycle of what is being done, and why.  I can see that having the option of risen for use to make water would be a great tool to work with. Thanks for the cost information to allow some comparison. 

     Do you work with a dryer for the bubbles? I like jewellery, and was considering some risen based pieces to work with and wondered about making my own with some keepsakes.  So I feel equipped to make a good decision for this project with your information.  Your miniatures are so eyecatching, you are an artist.

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    • Hello Sami ,

      You are very welcome, I am happy to have informed you some more.

      Now about your questions. 

      I do think that even smaller projects will take the full 24 hours to cure also. And yes, I do use a dryer for the bubbles 😉

      Thanks so much for all the compliments !

      Happy crafting,

      Lizzy 

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  2. Hi

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