At Art Tree Creations we are the premier facilitator of Melbourne art classes in abstract art which all started with resin art classes which lead us to be a key art supply store for Resin art products and knowledge.
All the resins we stock are great resins in there own right, they just have different characteristics. They all dry to a high gloss finish and are all 1 to 1 mixing ratio except Ultra Cast (2 to 1)
Art Resin is an epoxy resin and is certified non toxic and has excellent UV resistants and is the thinnest of all the resins we stock, it is great for artists that like the colours to move and blend more, down side it is the most expensive and it is the softest when dry and isn’t heat resistant enough to have a hot cuppa on it if it is used for coasters. Working time is about 45 mins.
Total Cast resin is a polymer resin which has excellent UV stability and is certified non toxic, down side is it is a bit more expensive also. It also flows a bit more freely than Dalchem and Master cast resins but not quite as thin as Art Resin. Working time is about 35 mins.
Master cast is non toxic and UV resistant epoxy resin and a bit cheaper than Total Cast. It dries the hardest out of the non toxic resins from our tests. It is thicker than Total Cast which helps get better edges on your work and your design won’t move as much. Working time is about 30 mins.
Ultra cast XT is a 2 to 1 resin that has been specifically formulated to have a long working time (90mins) and be very temperature resistant (95 degrees) it is very clear
Dalchem Crystal Clear epoxy resin is UV resistant but it isn’t certified non toxic. It is a thicker epoxy resin similar to the Master cast which makes it easier to get good coverage on the sides of boards and it is easier to achieve a certain design as it doesn’t move quite as much. It is also more heat resistant than the other 3 resins if you are going to use it for coasters. About 80 degrees compared to about 60 degrees before they soften and mark.
The Dalchem is also the cheapest resin and was the hardest once dry in our tests. Working time is about 30 mins. If you would like it a bit thinner you can warm it up and it gets runnier.
We have also done tests on how deep you can pour it in one pour and experienced no issues at 4cm deep. we tested up it up to 9cm deep, there was some shrinkage as it did get quite hot but it wasn’t excessive
All of our resin colour products work fantastic with all of the resins we stock.
Aldax Crystal Cast Epoxy Resin
A clear epoxy casting resin which reproduces the finest details, is dimensionally stable, Tough, easy to Tap, Drill, Sand. It has low odour and sets water clear.
2:1 by weight mix ratio epoxy resin which is perfect & very suitable for resin jewellery casting and art work.
Art Resin (all sizes)
Art Resin is a high quality, high gloss clear epoxy resin.
Can be used as a clear or with colour mixed in.
Art Resin is a thinner more free flowing resin for the artist that likes that attribute
Art Resin is UV stabilized and certified non toxic
Longer working time than many resins
1 to 1 mixing ratio
Dalchem Crystal Clear Resin (All sizes)
Dalchem Crystal Clear is an very clear drying epoxy resin.
Dries to a glass like finish which makes it perfect for resin art and coating other art forms like alcohol ink art work and acrylic artwork etc
Dalchem crystal clear has very good bubble release and is temperature resistant to 80 degrees making it suitable for coasters.
It also dries harder and can be poured deeper than many resins making it suitable for use in resin tables and river tables.
Accepts a wide range of colour pigments and powders
Mixing ratio is 1 to 1 by volume (nice and easy)
It has a 30 min pot life and has UV stabilisers to help resist yellowing for longer.
Dalchem crystal clear is a great all rounder art resin that can be used in a wide range of applications.
Dalchem crystal clear is a low toxicity formulation making it much safer to use than some other epoxy resin on the market
Master-Cast 121 Resin (All Sizes)
Mastercast 1-2-1 is ambient temperature curing, solvent free, high build and U.V stabilised for oustanding results.
This optically transparent coating / casting resin can be applied by pouring, brush or roller.
Mastercast is odour-free with no solvent content, and is classified low flamability.
The 1:1 mix ratio is convienent and easy to apply.
The excellent clarity and transparency makes the resin system particularly suitable for the protection and decoration of :
- Artwork (paintings, sculptures and layered collage)
- Wood and timber artifacts
- Clocks, pictures and puzzles
- Tabletops and bar counters
- Badges, emblems and jewellery manufacture
- Flower-setting and paperweights
Resi Blast is a additive for resin art to create cells, lacing and blooming effects in your art work.
A few drops mixed into your cup of resin before poring is all you need.
Total Cast, clear artwork resin (all sizes)
Total Cast is a premium quality clear, self levelling resin that dries to a hard glass like finish.
Total Cast is a polymer resin (not epoxy) and is Non toxic, VOC Free, Odour Free, Phenol Free and Solvent Free. Very good for sensitive skin.
It has excellent UV stability and will accept a wide range of colour pigments, powders, dyes and inks.
1 to 1 mixing ratio
Ultra Cast XT, all sizes (with free mixing cups)
Eli-Chems Ultra cast is a incredibly clear epoxy resin
It features a long 60 mins working time for artwork when you want extra time hence the XT in the name
It also feature much higher than average heat resistance, being rated to 95 degrees once fully cured
Like other eli-chem resins it has UV resistance, is non flammable, odour free and solvent free.
Ultra cast XT is a 2 to 1 mixing ratio.