Did you know that there are literally HUNDREDS of resin brands and types out there!? Hundreds! Want to know why it is so hard to recommend one for you?
What works for me may not work for you! It’s as simple as that!
The reason for this is that each brand and type of resin has a different ‘personality’. Each one has different properties and so is more suited to a certain usage. They may have different purposes or be more suitable for a certain type of application, or work better in my climate than yours, I might like thin resin you might like thick, or vise versa, you may not want to wait days to move your work or may want one for casting resin pieces. What you want to use the resin for plays a large part in what properties are suitable to you. Resin for casting? Art? Homewares? Selling? Playing? Jewellery? Doming? All these things seek different qualities. Price also plays a large point as this is not a cheap exercise. And cheap resin is often too good to be true giving poor finishes. And one that I like might not be available in your city. You may have never even heard of some of them in your country! See! So many different factors at play!
I personally have four or five (and often more haha) different resins on the go in my workshop at any one time. True story! I have used more than 12 different brands, but there are HUNDREDS more brands that I have not used! I may not have heard of the one that you use, you may not have heard of the ones that I use! And that’s ok!
And do you know what?! Even if we use the exact same resin we may never get the exact same results! Because WE also have unique properties that influence our work – and that my friend is simply the COOLEST THING EVER!!!
So get yourself some good PPE (Personal Protective Equipment – absolutely non negotiable), get yourself some resin, have a play and HAVE SOME FUN!
And on that note, I’m off to the workshop to do the same!!! Woohoo!