5 Epoxy Resin Reviews-A Product You Need For Crafting

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

Today, I will describe 5 of them, so let’s dive right into things!

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!

In the video below, you can even see how this fantastic product is used to make miniature jars, have fun!


FAQs on Epoxy Resin are answered for you.


In this section, I have a few answers to your questions about Epoxy Resin.

What is epoxy resin in more simple words?

Epoxy basically is a thermosetting plastic.

During production, epoxy is a very thin liquid and it is suitable for filling fiber materials.

Is epoxy resin just plastic?

Yes, epoxy is just a form of plastic

Is epoxy resin like glue?

You can use epoxy resin as a glue and a 2-component adhesive.

It is created when mixing epoxy resin with a hardener.

The 2 parts are available in separate tubes and are mixed the moment you use the product.

Are there any disadvantages to epoxy resin?

Yes, there are a few:

  • epoxy is sensitive to scratches (especially when it has a glossy top coat)
  • relatively expensive
  • it can feel cold (like a tile floor)
  • it is also sensitive to cracks (when having an unstable surface)
 

Is epoxy Resin waterproof?

Epoxy resin is most definitely waterproof and is used as such in a lot of business!

What are the biggest advantages of Epoxy resin?

The biggest advantages of Epoxy Resin are:

  • resistant to wear
  • moisture and water resistant ( chemicals and acids can't damage it)
  • very sturdy, which makes it shockproof
  • very hygienic and easy to clean

Do you prefer epoxy products that have an immediate “water effect” for your small tabletop games project or to add some water to your dollhouse, etc, then check out these water effect products here!

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So let’s dive into these 5 epoxy reviews

Epoxy Resin product Number 1


Product Name: 32 fl. oz Crystal Clear Epoxy Resin and Hardener Kit

Place(s) To Buy: Amazon

Owners: INSPOP

Overall Rank:

4 stars and a half

Warranty: contact the seller on Amazon

Product Overview :

Clear Epoxy Resin, perfect for making jewelry, crafts, coatings, and casting, and more projects. It has high hardness and a 2 part resin 1:1 ratio:

  • 1 bottle of 16 fl oz resin (Part A)
  • and 1 bottle of 16 fl oz hardener(Part B).
  • The 2 parts of resin together have a total of 32 fl oz (946 ml).

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

  • non-toxic and odorless
  • little to no bubbles
  • nice viscosity/easy to mix
  • very good to use for jewelry

The bad:

  • not suitable for tumblers
  • sticky residue
  • can have stains

Support :

Contact the seller on Amazon

My Final Opinion :

I would definitely buy this 4,5 stars resin, good for beginners!

Epoxy Resin Product Number 2.



Product Name: Nicpro 1 Gallon Crystal Clear Epoxy Resin Kit

Place(s) To Buy: Amazon

Owners: Nicpro

Overall Rank: epoxy resin

Warranty:

Contact the seller.

Product Overview :

Craft Resin professional-grade clear resin Epoxy kit, and hardener with a 1:1 mixing ratio. You can purchase it in one gallon or 2 gallons.

About 30 minutes of working time and 8 to 24 hours of curing time.

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

  • mixes easily because of the 1:1 ratio, you can’t make a mistake
  • almost no bubbles to be seen
  • super clear, dries within 24 hours, instead of several days like some products do
  • little to no smells and nontoxic
  • self leveling and self degassing
  • no yellowing

The bad:

  • Beware that some users claim that this product doesn’t cure enough
  • not suitable for tumblers!
  • might be too expensive for the amount that you get

Support :

Contact the seller on Amazon

My Final Opinion :

Seems like a good product for its money for sure!



Epoxy Resin Product Number 3


Product Name: Promise Epoxy

Place(s) To Buy: Amazon

Owners: The Pro Marines Supply Store

Overall Rank:

Warranty:

Contact the seller.

Product Overview :

Clear Table Top Epoxy Resin which self-levels. It has 2 Gallons of High Gloss product (1 Gallon Resin + 1 Gallon Hardener).

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

  • UV Resistant
  • premium crystal clear epoxy
  • low odor
  • high gloss and very sturdy

The bad:

  • If you want to mix in colors, you have to be really quick or it doesn’t mix well
  • not suitable for large projects
  • turns yellow over time

Support :

Contact the seller on Amazon

My Final Opinion :

This resin gets nice reviews when you need to do projects which are not too large, but I wouldn’t use it to mix in colors, as it cures too quickly for that.


Epoxy Resin Product Number 4


Product Name: Epoxy Resin 1 Gallon Kit Industrial Grade 

Place(s) To Buy: Amazon

Owners: East Coast Resin

Overall Rank:

4 stars

Warranty:

Please contact the seller.

Product Overview :

Epoxy Resin 1 Gallon Kit (1/2 gallon + 1/2 gallon), scratch and water-resistant.

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

  • cures clearly
  • dries fast and sturdy
  • easy to use

The bad:

  • seems to bubble easily
  • stays sticky for a long time

Support :

The seller will support you when you need information.

My Final Opinion :

This product seems to have some issues and negative reviews, so be careful before buying it and read the instructions carefully.

Epoxy Resin Product Number 5.


Product Name: Epoxy Resin-32OZ Resin Kit

Place(s) To Buy: Amazon

Owners: UNOKKI store

Overall Rank:

4 stars and a half

Warranty: 

Contact the seller, please.

Product Overview :

The last one today of the epoxy resin reviews. It has a volume of 32OZ and it has a self-leveling mix of 1 on 1.

It can be used on canvas, tile, watercolor, rocks, photos, artwork, and bamboo

The Good And The Bad :

The good:

  • not yellowing
  • high gloss
  • low odor
  • no bubbles
  • affordable price
  • super clear

The bad:

  • it takes over 48 hours to completely dry
  • you really need to follow instructions very well to not get bubbles.

Support :

Please contact the seller for support on Amazon

My Final Opinion :

This is getting 4 stars and a half amongst the epoxy resin reviews, and this is why I would choose this product because, on top of that, it is also very affordable.

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

5 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

    Thank you for sharing your helpful article with us, you have a great website I really like the way you  present everything and I like your style  also  and your  comment is so powerful And you explained  everything  very nicely
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  3. Epoxy resin has become increasingly popular among crafters and DIY enthusiasts for its versatility and durability. The article provides a helpful review of five different epoxy resin brands, highlighting their unique features and qualities. However, it’s important to note that while epoxy resin can produce stunning results, it requires proper handling and safety precautions. Always work in a well-ventilated area and wear appropriate protective gear such as gloves and a respirator mask. Additionally, be sure to carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions for mixing and application to ensure the best results. Overall, epoxy resin is a valuable tool for creating beautiful and long-lasting crafts, but it’s important to use it safely and responsibly.

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    • Hi Tareq!

      Thank you for your positive comment and all the extra useful insights, good to know!

      I wish you happy crafting!

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

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