How To Color Epoxy Resin?
Epoxy Resin without any added colorants tends to end up with a slightly yellow hue. However there are options how to help prevent your epoxy resin from yellowing.
Adding liquid or powdered resin colorants to epoxy, you can create a perfect looking resin that can be used to add color to tabletops, charcuterie boards, river tables, chairs or any other furniture items.
There is a huge variety of materials to add color to Epoxy Resin, however the best option is to use Mica Powder Pigments for Epoxy.
BALTIC DAY resin pigments are made from highest quality Mica to achieve the most intense pearlescent and deep metallic shimmer of various shades. Super Vibrant and Versatile pigments can be used to color Epoxy Resin.
You can use BALTIC DAY pigments to color Art, Resin Petri Art, River Tables, Jewelry, Silicone molds.
Applying Colored Epoxy
The Epoxy and Hardener should be mixed in the 1:1 ratio, or as the instructions on the package. Once the two main ingredients - Resin and Hardener are mixed, it is time to add the Baltic Day pigment.
How Much Color Should I Add To Epoxy Resin?
When adding the pigments to the mixture, it should comprise anywhere from 2% - 6% by weight ( Recommendations: 1g of pigment per 1-5oz of epoxy. 25-50g of pigment per gallon of peelable paint ) of the mixture. Depending on how saturated or translucent color you want to get, keep adjusting the amount of pigments added into the mixture until you achieve your goal.
Tip: Do not exceed 6% colorant to the total volume of Baltic Day as this will affect the delicate chemical balance needed for the reaction to properly used.
BALTIC DAY pigments are NON-TOXIC, 100% NATURAL & ECO FRIENDLY – VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE and can be mixed into any clear medium and applied to any surface. You can create with confidence as our mica pigment will not Tarnish, leave Lumps or Residues, Change or Fade in color over time.
For coloring wood with epoxy, the best method is to overfill the grooves, once dried, sand down the top of the wood until all the bubbles are gone. Sandpaper is recommended to start with, as epoxy is not that strong of a substance.