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Finishing, Sanding, and Polishing

Jan 19,2022 | PUDUO

Do you want nice, clean edges on your product? We will show you how!

So you’ve gotten the basics of pouring down and now it’s time to level up your game. Edges are often the final step in an Epoxy Resin Artists craft. I know from experience that beginning in this form of art is nerve wracking. Did I mix it right? Did I add too much pigment? Is the temperature okay? Is it too humid? Did I measure properly? Did I use the right kind of mold? Did I mix it completely? We want that instant gratification. We want to know that we didn’t just waste money.

This is one of the main reasons people love Puduo Epoxy Resin! It’s quick cure time gives you your results fast! Mixing is simple. The steps are easy. Measure, mix thoroughly, pour into another cup, mix again, let sit for 15 minutes. This method eliminates the bubbles and ensures a good mix. 

What about that final touch though? The edges….
Many people get hesitant when it comes to this stage of the craft. Sanding, edging, finishing, and polishing are all artforms in themselves. The good news is that you don’t need to learn a new artform to do the edges. If you can do your nails, you can do basic edges. And you can use the Emory boards that you use on nails to take those edges down. 

This is the easiest way to get in to edging that I have found. Start off easy and work your way up. Some people use Dremel tools, some use sandpaper. You can even use a knife or razor blade to get the edges you want. Some edging is done with a paint pen, like for coasters. We will discuss other methods in future blogs. Edging can be simple or complex. It depends on your project. 

In the video below, I am using a nail file to quickly and easily clean up the edges of this pyramid. 

I’ve learned that it’s often easiest to learn by the easiest method available. Lets begin with the Emory Board.

Practice using this technique until you feel comfortable sanding your work. We will be talking about more advanced techniques in future blogs. Dremel, sandpaper, paint pens, and polish are topics we will discuss.