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Transform Your Projects with Professional-Grade Products

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Diana Steer is a lifelong artist with a passion for working with epoxy resin. Through trial and error, she taught herself the basics of working with epoxy and gained confidence in her techniques.

In 2021, Diana opened D's Epoxy Creates... based out of Didsbury, Alberta. She specializes in creating beautiful pieces such as jewelry, home decor, and furniture with a unique twist. Her goal is to promote the versatility of epoxy/resin and show people that it is just as much an art form as any other medium. She offers classes and workshops for those who want to learn her techniques using Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy products.

What is Epoxy Resin?

Epoxy/resin is a highly versatile and durable material that can be used to create decorative pieces, coatings, and more. It is made up of two components: the epoxide (resin) and the hardener. When combined, they create a strong three-dimensional molecular structure that dries quickly and increases in strength as it cures.

Epoxy/resin has a wide range of applications including art projects, flooring, countertops, furniture making, jewelry making, coating wood surfaces for protection or decoration, boat building repairs, and much more. Its superior adhesion qualities make it ideal for areas prone to moisture or harsh environments such as swimming pools or outdoor furniture.

Benefits of Using Epoxy Resin

The benefits of using epoxy/resin are numerous. It is easy to use, non-toxic when cured and cures quickly. Epoxy/resin has superior adhesion qualities, making it perfect for sealing wood surfaces or protecting items from moisture or harsh environments. It is also often used as an alternative floor coating on concrete or cement in construction projects.

In addition to its durability and waterproof qualities, epoxy/resin has a glossy finish that adds shine and brilliance to any project. It can also be used with dyes and colors to create unique designs and patterns that can’t be achieved with other materials.

Different Types of Projects You Can Do with Epoxy Resin

Epoxy/resin is an incredibly versatile material that can be used in a variety of projects. From furniture making and jewelry creating, to flooring and countertops, epoxy/resin has endless possibilities when it comes to crafting and design.

Furniture: Epoxy/resin can be used to create beautiful tables, chairs, desks, shelves, and cabinets with a glossy finish that is both durable and waterproof.

Jewelry: Create unique pieces of jewelry such as pendants, earrings, rings, and more with the help of epoxy/resin. You can add glitters or dyes for stunning effects!

Flooring: Transform any room with its easy-to-use epoxy floor coating systems which are incredibly durable and waterproof.

Countertops: Create stunning countertops with epoxy/resin that are both easy to clean and non-porous.

Art Projects: Create beautiful art projects with the help of Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy products.

Tips and Tricks for Working with Epoxy Resin

Working with epoxy resin can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it does require some basic knowledge in order to get the best results. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started:

- Wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles when working with epoxy/resin

- Make sure the surface is clean, dry, and oil-free before applying epoxy

- Mix Purepoxy or ICE Epoxy according to directions for best results

- Pour the mixed epoxy into your desired shape on a level surface

- Allow plenty of time for the resin to cure before attempting to remove it from its mold

- Use a heat gun or torch to remove any air bubbles that may have formed during the curing process

- Use sandpaper to smooth down any rough or uneven surfaces

Common Questions About Working with Epoxy/Resins

Epoxy/resin is a complex material that can seem intimidating for beginners. Here are some common questions about working with epoxy resin answered:

Q: How long does it take for the epoxy to cure?

A: It depends on the type and brand of epoxy you are using, but most Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy products will reach full strength in 24-48 hours at an ideal temperature of 77°F (25°C).

Q: Can I use Purepoxy or ICE Epoxy outside?

A: Yes, Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy products are designed to be used indoors and outdoors. For best results, we recommend applying Purepoxy or ICE Epoxy in temperatures between 70°F - 85°F (21°C - 29°C).

Q: Is Purepoxy or ICE Epoxy toxic?

A: No, Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy products are non-toxic when cured. However, it is important to wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles when working with epoxy/resin.

Q: Can I dye Purepoxy or ICE Epoxy?

A: Yes, Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy can be easily dyed with a variety of different dyes in order to create unique designs and patterns.

Conclusion: Why Choose D's Epoxy Creates?

D's Epoxy Creates is the perfect choice for anyone looking to explore their creativity and create beautiful projects with epoxy/resin. With Purepoxy and ICE Epoxy products, you can rest assured that all of your projects will be durable and waterproof. And with the help of dyes, glitters, and other materials, you can design unique pieces of jewelry, furniture, art projects, flooring, countertops, and more. So why wait? Let Diana at D's Epoxy Creates help bring your creative vision to life! Thank you for choosing us as your epoxy experts!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date with new products and projects we're working on. We look forward to hearing from you! Happy creating!

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