Skötselinstruktioner för epoxiharts

Care instructions for epoxy resin

Whether you've created resin art, coasters, jewelry, charcuterie boards, key rings or water glasses/bottles, taking care of your creations will keep them looking their best.

ArtResin's handy guide covers these popular resin creations, offering best practices (and what to avoid) to maintain their beauty for years to come.

Resin Art Care Instructions

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How to Protect Resin Art:

  • Avoid direct sunlight and high heat, as prolonged exposure can cause dullness, cracking and yellowing. ArtResin contains UV light stabilizers to delay this type of damage. Of course, the best precaution is to avoid placing artwork in an environment known to degrade resin.

How to Clean Resin Art:

  • Use a microfiber cloth when dusting and general cleaning.
  • Use glass cleaner or a damp cloth and mild soap for stubborn stains such as fingerprints. Wipe off with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners or chemicals as they can scratch or dull the resin surface.
  • For geode art or other textured artwork, spray with canned compressed air or brush gently with an extra-soft toothbrush.
How to ship resin art:
  • Make sure the resin is fully cured (at least 72 hours after pouring) before packing for shipping.
  • Place smooth, non-abrasive paper (glass, butcher paper, or parchment paper) directly against the resin surface.
  • Avoid shrink wrap, tissue paper, wax paper, or bubble wrap, as these will stick to (and damage) the resin surface.
  • Use polyfoam for cushioning, followed by cardboard or foam core for strength. Bubble wrap can be used for exterior stuffing, with the flat side in and the bubble side out.

Care instructions for resin glass

How to protect resin tumblers:

  • Make sure the resin has fully cured for 72 hours before use.
  • The maximum temperature to which hardened ArtResin should be exposed is 50°C. Tumblers that are not double-walled or insulated should only be used for cold drinks.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive heat, such as in a hot car.
  • Do not place plastic glasses in the microwave or freezer.
  • Handle with care, as if you drop the object, the resin may crack or crack.

How to clean resin tumblers:

  • Hand wash tumbler with warm soapy water and a sponge or soft cloth.
  • Avoid using abrasive scouring pads to clean the resin surface.
  • Do not soak or place resin glass in the dishwasher.

Key rings - Care instructions

How to protect resin key rings:

  • Avoid contact with sharp objects that can scratch the surface.
  • Handle with Care. Avoid throwing key chains on hard surfaces that may crack or crack the resin.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to heat or hot environments (eg hot cars) to prevent softening. If it softens, let it cool on a flat surface and it will harden again.
  • If the key ring becomes misshapen, use a hair dryer to soften it. Then reshape it and let it cool on a flat surface.
How to clean resin key rings:
  • Wipe the key ring with a soft damp cloth and mild detergent.
  • Do not use scouring pads to clean as this will scratch the resin surface. If necessary, use a soft toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach corners.
  • Avoid exposing the resin surface to hand sanitizer or solvents as this may dull the resin surface.

Instructions for caring for resin charcuterie boards and serving trays

How to Protect Resin Serving Boards

  • Not suitable for use in a microwave or oven.
  • Not intended for use as a cutting board: cutting will result in deep scratches.
  • Do not place or drag sharp objects on the resin surface.
  • Cured ArtResin cannot withstand temperatures above 50°C, so it is best for cold or hot objects and not hot food straight from the oven.
  • Keep the serving boards away from direct sunlight.
  • Avoid prolonged use outdoors.
  • Store at room temperature and away from heat sources.

How to Clean Resin Serving Boards

  • Clean with a soft, damp cloth and mild detergent. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Use a soft toothbrush on areas that have crystals or texture. Not safe for use in a dishwasher.
  • Do not immerse in water.
  • If the resin areas have been sanded to a satin finish, they may need to be buffed from time to time with a food-safe wax to restore the luster.
  • For non-resin areas of a wood board, occasional treatments with a food-safe oil or butcher block conditioner will help prevent drying or cracking.

💡 ArtResin is food safe: When used as directed, ArtResin complies with FDA 21CFR175.300 and is safe for contact with food. This means that it is inert once cured and will not leach anything into the food it comes into contact with. For more information and to see our safety certificates, visit our blog ArtResin passes food safety tests.

Care instructions for resin underlays

How to care for resin coasters
  • Keep coasters out of direct sunlight to prevent UV damage to the resin surface.
  • Avoid dropping resin backing to prevent cracking or chipping.
  • The maximum temperature that cured ArtResin can withstand is 50°C. At such high temperatures, the pads may become slightly flexible, but they will harden again when cooled.
  • The heat from a hot mug will not usually damage the surface of the coaster. You may see a ring at first, but it will disappear as the resin cools.
  • However, be careful with hot dishes from the oven or leaving coasters in a hot car, as they can cause irreparable damage.
  • Keep coasters away from heaters, radiators, open flames or other heat sources.

How to clean resin coasters

  • Wash the coasters by hand with warm, soapy water and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid using an abrasive scouring pad, as it may damage the resin surface.

💡 TIP: If your mat still seems pliable after demoulding, it may simply need more time to harden.

Instructions for caring for resin jewelry

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How to protect resin jewelry:

  • Avoid direct sunlight: prolonged exposure may cause resin discoloration.
  • Avoid excessive heat: this can cause the resin to soften, warp or detach from a frame.
  • Avoid contact with sharp objects that can scratch the resin surface.
  • Remove resin jewelry before engaging in activities such as exercising, housework, washing dishes, or gardening.
  • Be careful with personal care items such as hand lotion, hair spray, shampoo, soap, perfume, nail polish remover, and hand sanitizer, as they can dull the resin surface. Remove jewelry before applying these items.
  • Do not expose resin jewelry to chemicals in the pool/bathtub or salt water.
  • Do not wear resin jewelry under UV lamps when doing your nails

How to clean resin jewelry:

  • Clean with a soft cloth and mild soap.
  • Use an extra soft children's toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas.

💡 So remember... Caring for cured epoxy resin items is important to maintain their beauty and durability over time. To keep them in their best condition, protect them from direct sunlight and excessive heat and avoid contact with strong chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the resin surface. When it comes to cleaning, the best way is to use a soft cloth and mild soap.

By following these simple guidelines, you (and your customers) can enjoy your resin creations for years to come.

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