What makes epoxy resin safe to use?

MAKEART Resin is a 100% solids formulation, meaning that it does not contain volatile organic compounds so there are no hazardous vapours.

Projects involving epoxy resin should not be hazardous to your health, however, mishandling of epoxy resin can lead to health hazards.

Please refer to the MAKEART Safety Data Sheets for accurate information to allow safe handling.


What safety precautions should I take when using epoxy resin?

Gloves and safety glasses should be used, work in a well ventilated area. Place left over mixed material in a ventilated area and be aware that bulk material can get hot.


How do I get MAKEART resin off my hands and skin?

Ideally, you should avoid getting epoxy resin on your skin by wearing disposable gloves.

Do NOT use solvent to clear hands. Use soap and warm water.


What are the ideal application conditions?

A well ventilated, dust free environment, ideally at a constant temperature and humidity.


What is the shelf life for MAKEART Resin Systems?

MAKEART resins will keep for 2 years and MAKEART hardeners will keep for 2 years if kept un-opened in original containers at room temperature ( 15 C to 32C) and out of direct sunlight.

Containers should be tightly sealed to prevent moisture absorption.


What is UV stabilization?

UV stabilisation protects the backbone of the epoxy resin from bond cleavage that occurs when UV light penetrates the coating by absorbing the UV light and converting it to heat.

MAKEART formulations incorporate UV stabilizers to minimise the harmful effects of UV light on epoxy resins, these stabilisers provide long term UV protection.


How do I get MAKEART epoxy resin to dry faster?

You can increase the ambient temperature but please be aware of too much, or uneven artificial heating, can create surface imperfections.


How can I thin the MAKEART epoxy resin mixture?

It is NOT recommended to thin the epoxy as it has been formulated to have the optimum viscosity for the application.


Can epoxy resin be tinted?

Yes - tints and pigments can be added to the systems to produce a variety of colours.



What is the working time (i.e. pot life) of MAKEART Resins?

Please refer to the Technical Data Sheets, as each system has different handling and cure characteristics.


How do I mix and stir properly?

Use a flat mixing stick to stir the two ingredients together for a least 4 minutes – longer in cooler temperatures. Take care to stir the material slowly, so air entrapment is kept to a minimum.


What kind of coverage can I expect from the MAKEART ART RESIN and TOPCOAT 1805?

1 mixed litre of Resin and Hardener delivers approximately 0.60 m2 depending on surface porosity.


Can I do a second coat or multiple coats?

Yes, you can do multiple coats – please refer to Data Sheets for more details.


How do I spread MAKEART epoxy resin?

MAKEART Resin Systems will naturally self-level, however a disposable foam brush or flat surface plastic spreader can be used to assist in spreading the resin.


How do I prepare the surface of my piece for MAKEART epoxy resin?

Make sure the surface is level, dry and dust free.


Why should I use a support block when using resin?

The block provides an elevated surface to allow resin to evenly run off and prevent adhesion to work area.


Can MAKEART Resin Systems be tinted?

Yes - tints and pigments can be added to the systems to produce a variety of colours.


Are MAKEART resins self-leveling?



How do I get rid of bubbles?

Air bubble release is greatly enhanced by the use of a gas torch. Hold the torch 15 cm – 20 cm away from the surface and pass the torch over the surface in a single direction, in a brushing like motion. Do not touch the flame to the surface. Allow 5 minutes for the surface to cool before making a second pass.

This light heating will lower the viscosity and break the surface tension in the bubbles popping them.

If the flame is held in one spot it will distort the surface or may cause damage to the substrate. Take care when using alcohol based inks or pigments.


What can’t I use MAKEART™ resins on?

MAKEART can’t be used on pourous surfaces or untreated paper / pictures.