A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING WITH RESIN IN OUR CLASSES

 

Resin is a chemical and as such is considered dangerous and caution should be taken when working with it. We choose to work with a LOW VOLITILITY resin with a LOW TO NO ODOUR. This is not the same composion as resin glues or resin you find in Bunnings that have an extreemly high odour. This resin is designed for art and artists, domestically (not commercially and can not be used for boats, floors or other commercial applications). Epoxy Resin generally speaking, is completely cured at 7days (when mixed & measured correctly, and allowed to cure in appropriate conditions), which means it is stable and inert - and in-turn complies with FDA regulations.

PLEASE CAREFIULLY READ THE COMPREHENSIVE RESIN DISCLOSURE BLOG POST LISTED HERE THAT COVERS SAFETY, TOXICOLOGY, FIRST AID, RISKS AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MAKING AN INFORMED CHOICE AS TO THE SUITABILITY OF RESIN FOR YOU. DETAILS ARE ALSO PROVIDED IN THE SEARCHABLE FAQ'S BELOW

Frequently asked questions

Resin

What is Resin Art?


Resin Art is a form of Art.
To create your own Resin Art, you combine any of our Resins, such as DiamondCote, JR Art Resin or ArtCast, and any of our pigments together.
Resin Art can be wall art, home decor pieces, or objects created by casting Resin - The options are limitless, and whatever your imagination desires.




Which is the best resin for a river table?


For this application, we suggest Just Resin ArtCast Slow Set. Pours for ArtCast Slow can be up to 20mm deep (depending on surface area, and ambient temperature). Multiple pours can be done, to reach overall depth.

For deep pours, we suggest to work in a cool environment (under 22 degrees)
And then a final flood coat in between 22 and 25 degrees - ideal ambient temperature. You may flood coat with DiamondCote for a high gloss finish. Or coat with ArtCast Slow, sand & polish for a satin finish. All depending on the finish you would like!




Do you have afterpay?


No but we we have Laybuy :-) It works the same way.




Which Just Resin, resin, is best suited to you and your application?


Click here to learn about Just Resin Epoxy Resins, their Project Compatibility chart is a very helpful tool!




Which is the best Just Resin, resin, for coasters?


All our epoxies are suitable for coasters, and can withstand a standard coffee cup – allowing approx 14days to cure prior to placing items on top of the surface. For casting solid resin coasters, we suggest our ArtCast Slow Set epoxy. If you’re coating mdf coasters, we suggest our DiamondCote Epoxy, or our Art Resin. More detailed info on our resins and project compatibility can be found here - https://www.justresin.com.au/projecthelper




Can I place food on the resin section of my project?


Epoxy Resin generally speaking, is completely cured at 7days (when mixed & measured correctly, and allowed to cure in appropriate conditions), which means it is stable and inert - and in-turn complies with FDA regulations. FDA regulations for cured epoxy resin and food contact, generally refers to indirect contact. The above is relevant when there are no pigments added, so a clear coat may be required over your pigmented layer. To our knowledge, there is no FDA certification for Epoxy Resin & Food Safety.




Do you have a colour guide for the pigments you use?


Yes, we certainly do!
There is even a 'Print & Tick' version you can download and pin to your studio wall - you can find it here.




Why is my casting soft and malleable after it has cured?


When measuring Casting Resin, if you find once resin is cured, the resin is still soft and malleable, this is the outcome of having too much hardener




What can I colour/tint my resin with?


Various types of pigment pastes, inks, powder pigments and even acrylic paint. Suggest to stay below the ratio of 10% (tint to resin) for best results.
Be sure to add a little bit at a time, until you reach your desired colour. *Making note that some acrylic paints or pigment additives may not be compatible and may accelerate curing due to high water content




Where can I install my Resin Art Project?


We suggest to install indoors, out of direct sunlight, and not in damp areas




Why dose my casting have wet/uncured resin on the bottom?


When measuring Casting Resin, if you find the casting is curing hard but has wet tacky spots usually on bottom, this is the outcome of not enough hardener




How can I calculate the amount of Just Resin Art Resin I need?


The JR Art Resin Calculator is very handy to guide you with the amount of resin required for your pours.




Can I turn my Just Resin, Casting Resin, on a lathe?


Yes, absolutely! We do suggest to allow a 7day cure prior to turning and or sanding




How do I care for my resin art work?


Dust with a soft feather duster or soft cloth - avoid detergents




Can I sand my casting resins?


Yes, all of our resins can be sanded back, and then polished - with finishing & polishing compounds. Micro mesh is great too.




How should I mix/stir my resin?


We suggest you measure your Part A, add your pigments and mix until you reach your desired tone and then stir through your Part B - making sure the overall cup is mixed thoroughly and you have a 1 even tone throughout, paying attention to the sides and bottom of the cup - mixing for approx. 3mins each cup. The reason why we recommend this, is as soon as you add your Part B, your cure time begins! Leaving you with less time to actually enjoy pouring




Just Resin ArtCast Fast Set is a 5:1 , how do I measure this?


Easy! For a total of 600mls required, you measure 500mls Part A (Resin) and add 100mls Part B (Hardener)




How do I prep my art Boards before creatimng my artwork?


Two coats of Gesso and allow to completely dry.
A cheaper alternative is to use 2 coats of a 2/3 in 1 primer.




Just Resin ArtCast Slow Set is a 3:1 Resin, how do I measure this?


Easy! For a total of 400mls required, you measure 300mls Part A (Resin) and add 100mls Part B (Hardener).




Which is the best tape to use with resin?


We find 3M blue painters tape to be of great assistance when taping up edges and/or underneath the artwork




Why has part A gone cloudy in the bottle?


This can occur when the Resin is exposed to cold temperatures, even during transit.
You can fix this by placing some hot water in a bucket. Place the closed bottles into the bucket, keeping the lid on, and lid above the water - ensuring water does not leak in. Leave for approx 10 minutes, dry, give a good shake, and allow for the resin to return back to normal room temperature prior to use.




Whats viscosity mean?


Viscosity refers to the thickness of the product - low meaning thinner (ie. water), and high meaning thicker (ie. honey)




Whats HV mean?


HV is short for High Viscosity




Why are my Epoxy pastes solid / hard / crumbly?


Our pastes are very highly pigmented, which can cause some pigments to solidify during cool temps - good thing is, they can be returned to a smooth consistency. Placing them in a hot bath will liquefy the entire jar within 10-20mins (depending on the temperature of your hot water from the tap), once the paste returns liquid, you can add some more Part A (only) to the tub, and this will stretch out the pigment loading - which should help it from returning back to solid. An alternative for using them on the run is to grab your torch or heat gun, or even a hairdryer, remove the lid of the jar, and gently wave the heat over the top of the jar for only a couple of seconds - do not hold the heat too close. The top layer will liquefy instantly for you, making it ready to use right away.




Whats LV mean?


LV is short for Low Viscosity




I have leftover Resin or hardner - why?


We realise that it's hard to extract every last drop from the bottles, and due to this, we take it in our stride to provide you with up to 10% more of Part A up to 5% more of Part B, although it could be more




Why do some ArtCast bottles arrive not completley full?


When purchasing ArtCast, the bottles may arrive not full, and details can be found on the product description. To keep costs down, we have set size bottles available to us, and they are filled accordingly to the kit purchased. For a 400ml ArtCast Slow Kit > Part A : 300mls (in a 500ml bottle)
Part B : 100mls (in a 250ml bottle)
Total kit : 400mls You may weigh the bottles to double check, if any further issues, please let us know :)




My resin went hard in the cup, why?


1. More than 10% ink/pigment/acrylic paint to Resin ratio used
*Making note that some acrylic paints or pigment additives may not be compatible and may accelerate curing due to high water content 2. Too much Part B, measuring is to be precise 3. Room being too warm, 22-25degrees is ideal 4. Leaving mixed Resin in a confined space (eg cup, jug) will accelerate curing and could encounter aggressive exothermic reaction




Where is Just Resin, resins, made?


Our Resins are Proudly Made in Australia




What can you I use to tint my resin?


Various types of pigment pastes, inks, powder pigments and even acrylic paint. Suggest to stay below the ratio of 10% (tint to resin) for best results.
Be sure to add a little bit at a time, until you reach your desired opacity.
*Making note that some acrylic paints or pigment additives may not be compatible with the resin you are working with, and may accelerate curing.




What is the ideal temperature to pour resin (ambiant temp)?


Between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius




Are both resin and hardner in the kit?


Most certainly!
You receive Resin (Part A) + Hardener (Part B) the combined volume = the kit volume




What else can I use pigment paste for?


Pigment pastes are designed to be used with epoxy resins.




How long should I wait before sanding my resin project?


You must wait for a full cure allowing approx. 7days, prior to sanding.




When packaging my artwork for shipping should I use bubble wrap?


We recommend not to use bubble wrap as the first layer, as it may leave marks/indentations in your artwork. Best to use a flat foam of approx. 2mm thickness, wrap the piece with the foam, and then wrap with bubble wrap. Depending on the size of your artwork, you may be able to purchase cartons online or you can always makeshift a box!
Use lots of filament tape & fragile tape too.




How long should I wait to pack and send my resin art?


We suggest allowing a full cure of approx. 7days, prior to packing and shipping




Can I add water to my Resin as I do with Flow/pouring medium?


No! Water & Resin are not friends




Can I add second, third and forth layers on my resin art?


Of course, you can! Sanding is not required either. Your next layer may be a clear, a transparent layer, a clear & pigmented layer or a complete pigmented layer (in case you didn't like your first layer) - options are up to your imagination!




Do I need to / can I torch resin?


yes you can but please refer to the SDS before doing so. Approproate PPE gear should be used, torching resin wilkl increase the release of toxic vapour. With approproate PPE and ventilation, you can use a torch or heat gun to remove micro air bubbles and pin point areas for movement - be sure not to burn the Resin!! We suggest to gently heat in continuous sweeping motions, keeping in mind to not be too close or hold in one spot for too long




Why is my artwork still sticky / tacky adfter 24 hours?


This is generally the result of room temp not ideal, incorrect Resin mixing or mis-measuring, too much tint (eg. over the 10% tint to resin threshold) incorporated with your resin, tint being in-compatible with the Resin - Or adding anything out of the ordinary, outside pigments designed for use with resin.
Be sure to mix your Resin thoroughly, until you have a clear consistency throughout, no stringy bits at all & paying attention to the sides & bottom of the cup!




I have pitting and dimples in my work - why?


There are many variables that can assist with this being the outcome, generally speaking contamination, overheating or too thin of a coat of Resin will cause this.




Will humidity affect the finish of Resin art during curing?


Yes, high humidity can affect the finish, we recommend to pour during temperatures between 22-25 degrees Celsius and not whilst high humidity is being experienced for optimum results




What steps should I take to clear coat my acrylic pours?


For clear coats over acrylic pours, here are steps that may assist: 1. Allow the acrylic pour to dry for at least 1 week, must be completely dry 2. If silicone, or silicone like substances have been used, clean away the silicone thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol and a cloth (test in a small section to ensure it does not ruin the painting) - allow to dry 3. Use a spray varnish or mod podge to seal the acrylic pour, and allow to completely dry 4. Pour the clear coat, gently heat, allow to cure (7days for a full cure).
Note - Taping up edges for clear coats can assist, and remove the tape when the resin becomes tacky, usually at approx. the 40min mark however this does depend on ambient temperature, and viscosity of the resin.




Things that will stop your resin from setting or cause problems with your cure:


You will not get a cure if you: Stir copious amounts of bubbles into your resin (go slow once they are in we can't get them out) if you have very large bubbles and can't see them to pop them before they cure, they will result in pockmarks on the surface that are very large. Inaccurately measure and mix your resin (take time to get this right - or you will have a sticky result that won't set) Inaccurately mix your colour pigment into your resin (make sure it's mixed thoroughly or you will get sticky patches after cure) Add more than 10% colour pigment (this will change the ratio and your board won't set) Don't mix the chemicals properly - be sure to spend time scraping the edges and bottom as you go (unmixed resin will stay sticky and not cure) Touch the surface of your work with your hands - oils repel the resin and so you will end up with clean fingerprints left if you touch the surface without cleaning the oils away You can also read the FAQs for the brand resin used in this class here. Your teacher will mention all this in class and walk you through it, but please be aware going in that paying attention is the best way to get a proper cure.




How to look after your resin cheeseboard


Your board is designed to be aesthetically beautiful, we place the art to one end of the board so that you can enjoy all matter of food on the majority of the board. There are a few rules to consider when caring for your board: Do not: Apply heat to your resin (it will melt) - our resin can withstand a hot coffee cup 14 days after cure. Leave it in the sun fulltime (it will turn yellow eventually if left exposed to UV light) Stack things on top of it (it will leave dimples in your surface eventually) Cut on your resin (it's not a chopping board its art, using a knife will leave marks) You may use a non-serrated cheese knift Do: Wash with warm lightly soapy water & Rinse Air dry Hang your board for all to see and admire




How do I remove resin drips from my artwork after class?


If you choose to collect your board early and you don't plan to return your board to the studio for free finishing there are ways you can finish your board on your own. If you plan to sand your board, you must wait 7 days before doing so as the chemicals are still active and if reduced to a fine powder (by sanding) can be inhaled. This is toxic.​ Please read this article to learn how to finish your work on your own - note this must be done in the first 24 hours. Follow the instructions on this link: https://www.artresin.com/blogs/artresin/how-do-i-remove-epoxy-resin-drips




When Can I collect my board from the studio?


At the studio, your board will be left with us on the night, by morning they will be hard enough to travel with but it will be another 7 days before they can be sanded and finished for you. Your board/s will be food-grade cured within 7 days (depending on humidity and heat) we can not sand them before that point is achieved as the chemical compounds remain active and toxic and can be inhaled. If you return early and decide to sand your own PLEASE DO NOT do so before the 7-day cure has been achieved. Once boards are ready to be collected, a post will be popped onto our Facebook page - the quickest way to check is to send a message to our Facebook page. Depending on the number of projects being cured in the studio it can take a further 7 days before your work is ready. In cafes, we use tape to protect the rear of your board - you will need to remove that tape as soon as possible after class to remove the drips. We offer FREE sanding for all classes so if you have drips head to 98 Brisbane Terrace Goodna between 7am-2pm Monday to Saturday to have your board sanded and cleaned up for a beautiful clean finish.





Work Collection

When can I collect my resin art from the studio after class?






Classes & Safety Information

Which colours will I have access to in class?


We do not promise we will have any particular colours available at class, we offer a range of colours based on what is available at any particular time, note that due to COVID stock can be difficult to get so we offer a range of colours but will not promise that specific colour or shade will be at the class. Customers should not assume that a colour featured on our Facebook will be available. We do not promise or advertise a particular colour set will be available unless we run a class with a specific colour and design in which case those are the only available colours on the night.




What will stop you from getting a perfect cure in class?


You will not get a cure if you: Stir copious amounts of bubbles into your resin (go slow once they are in we can't get them out) if you have very large bubbles and can't see them to pop them before they cure, they will result in pockmarks on the surface that are very large. Inaccurately measure and mix your resin (take time to get this right - or you will have a sticky result that won't set) Inaccurately mix your colour pigment into your resin (make sure it's mixed thoroughly or you will get sticky patches after cure) Add more than 10% colour pigment (this will change the ratio and your board won't set) Don't mix the chemicals properly - be sure to spend time scraping the edges and bottom as you go (unmixed resin will stay sticky and not cure) Touch the surface of your work with your hands - oils repel the resin and so you will end up with clean fingerprints left if you touch the surface without cleaning the oils away You can also read the FAQs for the brand resin used in this class here. Your teacher will mention all this in class and walk you through it, but please be aware going in that paying attention is the best way to get a proper cure.




How do I remove the drips and/or tape from my board after class?


If you choose to collect your board early and you don't plan to return your board to the studio for free finishing there are ways you can finish your board on your own. If you plan to sand your board, you must wait 7 days before doing so as the chemicals are still active and if reduced to a fine powder (by sanding) can be inhaled. This is toxic.​ Please read this article to learn how to finish your work on your own - note this must be done in the first 24 hours. Follow the instructions on this link: https://www.artresin.com/blogs/artresin/how-do-i-remove-epoxy-resin-drips




Is resin Toxic?


In Australia Resin is classified as hazardous according to the criteria of the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC). All resin is toxic, a chemical and should always be considered dangerous - caution should always be used when working with it. Resin should always be used as directed by the manufacturer. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Which resin do you use in your classes?


We use Just Resin, Art Resin. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Customers personal responsibility and choice to work with resin


We take personal responsibility for the welfare of our clients by exercising an increased duty of care to ensure that our clients make an informed decision in their choice to attend our art classes and do so with the information available to them to make this decision properly and assess the suitability of that creative medium for their own personal situation. This is our statement as to our duty of care and how we meet that duty for our classes. We remind clients that they too need to take personal responsibility for the ultimate decision to participate in a resin class. Please be advised that Sip 'n' Dip Australia will place an artist to supervise all classes and all measures will be taken to provide a safe environment for clients to enjoy resin, however, Sip 'n' Dip Australia Pty Ltd, its teachers, venues and owners takes no responsibility for personal liability and damage resulting from the use of resin in our class, at our venues or in your home. By purchasing a resin ticket you acknowledge that you understand and have read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on this page. You can read the disclosure statement here.
Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Resin Disclosure and Information Statement


Please read this statement referanced at check out before purchasing a ticket to our classes. This statement is added in many places, we have added it to our frequently asked questions also for this reason.
https://www.sipndip.com.au/post/resin-at-sip-n-dip-our-due-diligence-and-how-we-meet-the-industry-standards-for-classes Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Can I have technical information on the resin you use?


Yes, absolultey. We have made the educated decision to choose to use Just Resin 1:2 Ratio Art Resin. We have carefully researched our options and the associated Safety Data Sheets and decided that as a medium, in our opinion, Just Resin Art Resin meets the requirements for our classes. Note that there is a very broad range of resins on the market, whilst all resin is toxic some resins are considerably more toxic and dangerous than other kinds of resin and using resin not designed for the application you are making can be very dangerous. For this reason, we exclude Bio (or second process) resins, polyethene resins, fibreglass resins, any commercial-grade resins, and any resins not specifically designed for artistic application (including resins from bunnings). There are two safety data sheets that relate to the Just Resin Art Resin that we use, one for part A (the resin itself) and one for part b (the curing agent or hardener). Please read them both from end to end, the first few pages are a high-level summary, but the entire document should be reviewed to ensure you make an informed decision. You can find these here: Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener) We employ protective measures for our clients in our classes, these are commonly referred to as PPE gear (or personal protective equipment. Below is an overview of what we use and in some cases don't use and why. We have undertaken a risk assessment for each recommended PPE to determine based on the guidance in the SDS how we employ the suggested PPE based on the circumstances of their use, you can find the risk assessments here: Risk Assessments - Sip 'n' Dip




Have you got risk assessments for your venues?


Yes we do and we review them every 6 months. You can locate them here. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




How do you know you are providing appriopriate ventilation?


For public venues where resin is used, that have current events listed, please find a list of risk assessments undertaken to assess 'adequate ventilation - note not all venues appear as we do not undertake resin at all our venues: Brisbane CBD The Sound Garden Brisbane North The Aspley Coffee Club The Mango Hill Tavern Brisbane West Chapters Karalee Fiori Kitchen + Bar Wolston Farmhouse The Pig 'n' Whistle Indooroopilly Brisbane South The Coffee Club Browns Plains The Coffee Club Loganholme The Coffee Club Southgate Degani Coorparoo Ipswich The coffee Club Orion Springfield Goodna Art Studio Jets Ipswich Arizona Cafe Redbank Lockyer Plainland Lutheran College The Soul Nook Marburg Regional The Warwick Coffee Club Toowoomba Coffee Club
We also record and control air quality checks periodically to ensure the continued safety of our clients. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Do you use ventilators?


In masterclasses - yes we do becuase we torch resin in those classes and extremes of temperature cause highly toxic oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide to be released.
For general classes we do not use ventilators in class, we instead provide well-ventilated areas in which to work. The safety data sheet (both of them) reads explicitly 'Where ventilation is inadequate the use of an Air Purifying Respirator with a replacement organic vapour filter complying with AS/NZS 1716 is recommended'. We ensure we are considering this statement carefully and meeting this requirement by the following controls:

  • We provide a safety instructional discussion at the start of each class.
  • We provide competent teachers who monitor the resin in class as it progresses.
  • We provide monthly training to our teachers.We provide well-ventilated areas in which to work.
  • We decant resin before classes at another location away from the venue.
  • We provide monthly vapour checks to ensure our areas remain well ventilated.
  • We provide classes that work with very small amounts of resin 50-200ml (60 ml is generally the standard amount in our classes and is broken down 20ML Hardner, 40ML resin)
  • We do not torch our resin (extremes of temperature cause highly toxic oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide)
  • Customers are not present for longer than they need to be, and so as the curing process commences and vapours increase, they are not present for it.
Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Do you use safety googles?


In masterclasses, or any classes involving minors yes we do. The safety data sheet reads explicitly 'Safety glasses with side shields, goggles or full face-shield as appropriate recommended. The final choice of appropriate eye/face protection will vary according to individual circumstances i.e. methods of handling or engineering controls and according to risk assessments undertaken' We meet this requirement by undertaking risk assessments and the following engineering controls, this combined with COVID regulations means we do not use glasses in our classes:

  • We provide a safety instructional discussion at the start of each class.
  • We provide competent teachers who monitor the resin in class as it progresses.
  • We provide monthly training to our teachers.
  • We provide well-ventilated areas in which to work.
  • We decant resin before classes at another location away from the venue.
  • We provide monthly vapour checks to ensure our areas remain well ventilated.
  • We provide classes that work with very small amounts of resin 50-200ml (60 ml is generally the standard amount in our classes and is broken down 20ML Hardner, 40ML resin)
  • We do not torch our resin (extremes of temperature cause highly toxic oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide)
  • Customers are not present for longer than they need to be, and so as the curing process commences and vapours increase, they are not present for it.




Do you use gloves in class?


Yes we do. The safety data sheet reads explicitly 'Wear gloves of impervious materials such as impervious PVC or rubber gloves. The final choice of appropriate gloves will vary according to individual circumstances'. We supply gloves in all classes. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Do you provide body protection?


The safety data sheet reads explicitly 'Suitable workwear should be worn to protect personal clothing'. We provide aprons at some locations (those with laundering facilities). For all locations, we provide advice to our clients that they should wear clothing with long sleeves as a protection mechanism. At the locations where aprons are not present, customers are required to dress appropriately for class, this information is provided connected to every ticket on our line up. COVID 19 introduced heavy fines for businesses that can not answer the question 'what are you doing to ensure you are putting measures in place to stop the spread of covid 19' the easiest way for it to spread in our classes is insufficient social distancing (which we police) and the use of reusable aprons.




What should I wear to resin class?


Wear old cloths, with long sleeves that you do not have any issue getting resin on. Resin can not be removed from your clothing. For all locations, you should wear clothing with long sleeves as a protection mechanism as resin is toxic. COVID 19 introduced heavy fines for businesses that can not answer the question 'what are you doing to ensure you are putting measures in place to stop the spread of covid 19' the easiest way for it to spread in our classes is insufficient social distancing (which we police) and the use of reusable aprons. At the locations customers are required to dress appropriately for class, this information is provided connected to every ticket on our line up. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




How do you store resin and do you have batch control?


We store our resin in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area in our studio in Goodna. This is out of direct sunlight and the containers are kept well sealed when not in use. We store our resin in recorded batches as they enter the studio in a chemical register also located at the studio we record their use and we dispose of the used bottles carefully. The disposal is in accordance with local laws here in Ipswich City Council shire. Very occasionally we receive a faulty batch of resin, this is the reason for our batch recording. We have a chemical register that records resin that comes in and goes out of the studio in these batches and copies of relevent SDS's are attached to this register.




What happens after resin class to my work?


Our resin of choice cures over the course of 7 days. Once cured it becomes food grade. Depending on the resin class you undertake, you may take your work home or you may leave it with us. As the resin starts to cure it starts to harden. Hard does not mean cured and so we, therefore, disclose that customers that resin must be left in a level, pest/dust/hair/pet free location for 7 days before any post-production or use. Most commonly, resin cheeseboards require sanding to remove resin drips. We offer this service for free at our studio. Our staff use a properly filtered professional rubber ventilator mask with replaceable filters to undertake this task, along with safety gloves and glasses. We also use an extration fan for sanding services. The reason for these precautions and timing is simple. When the dust from partially cured epoxy is inhaled, the particles become trapped in the mucus lining of the respiratory system and can cause serious health problems.




Do you torch resin in cafe classes?


No we do not. Whilst everyone loves a mirror surface on their resin art, and torching your resin will certainly achieve that we decline to participate in torching resin in our workshops. Our choice is simple - customer safety is far more important. Just Resin Art Resin is considered stable under normal conditions. Torching (or heating resin) is a handling method that causes extremes of temperature. This causes increased production of vapours of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide both of which are extremely toxic. We feel that torching resin is a breach of our duty of care and something that there is a great deal of misinformation about available online. We also think it is a careless choice for resin workshop providers. Providers will often supply paper masks, and whilst they will be somewhat of a barrier, we still take the stance that a fitted air-purifying mask is a more suitable option when you are dealing with the increaerd vapours of Nitrogen and Carbon Monoxide produced through torching. We prefer to cut the problem off before it becomes one and so have made the decision to simply not torch resin in workshops. We have made this informed decision based on research including reviewing the Saftey Data Sheets for the chemicals we choose to use, and in conjunction with our public liability insurance provider. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Do you torch resin in Master Classes?


Yes we do, but ventilator masks are required and provided. Where can I find more information about the resin being used? Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Do you have public liability insurance?


We hold and are financial for our public liability and product liability insurance our policy is 20,000,000 in cover and our insurer is Bizcover, further information can be located here: Policy Number: BIZ065011BUS UnderWriter: The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd Certificate of Currency: Here




Do you have OH&S policies?


We engage and pay a monthly premium to Employsure, a company that undertakes the management of our HR and OH&S responsibilities. Our paid policy covers Employment Relations and Health and Safety Statutory Liability and they provide us with our policies, record keeping, OH&S records and provide us with our position on anything to do with OH&S. This includes a physical audit of our studio and processes. We have a procedure and policy in place for monitoring our classes to keep them safe for our clients, this includes our first aid processes, incident reporting and risk assessments for classes.




Do you have a safety discussion at class?


Yes we do. Our teachers carry first aid kits and are versed in how to manage acute resin first aid situations. They discuss first aid and the process we must follow in the event of an emergency at the commencement of every class and continue to monitor it and remind clients as the class progresses.
The first aid advice followed reflects the SDS's.




Do you train your staff and how do you handle breeches of compliance and protocol?


We provide monthly training to our staff, this is published publically amidst our event line up. From time to time staff might forget something or make an error. We recognise human error and have a protocol in place to support the ongoing knowledge of our staff. When an error happens, we speak with the staff member involved and discuss the error and the correct process to follow in future. We document the training discussion and place it on their staff file.




Children and Resin


Every listed ticket contains a link to the resin information page with instruction to read this link before attending class. Customers can also view this on the main menu of our website at any time. Teachers also disclose the risks as part of the safety instruction at the commencement of the class. CHILDREN AND RESIN Children are welcome in our resin classes, but caution should be exercised, and parents should make a judgement call as to the suitability of the project, the exposure to chemicals and the ability of the child to participate. Parents are required to read the safety data sheet before booking a ticket. Parents take on full responsibility for the supervision of their child while using resin. We operate inclusive classes but do not pretend that there are not risks involved, risks that parents should review and make a decision on. Please carefully review the safety data sheets. Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Pregnancy and resin


Every listed ticket contains a link to the resin information page with instruction to read this link before attending class. Customers can also view this on the main menu of our website at any time. Teachers also disclose the risks as part of the safety instruction at the commencement of the class. PREGNANCY AND RESIN Pregnant woman are welcome in our resin classes, but caution should be exercised, and each individual should make a judgement call as to the suitability of the project, the exposure to chemicals when deciding if they want to book. Expecting mothers take on full responsibility for this decision. Working with or exposure to certain epoxies or resins could increase your chances of having fertility problems, miscarriage, stillbirth, or a baby with birth defects. Pregnant woman are required to read the safety data sheets before purchasing a ticket. Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)




Toxicology information


We disclose the toxicology information for resin on each class ticket by way of a link asking clients to read thoroughly the information relating to resin before purchasing their ticket. That information is below: Resin 2/3 of formula provided in workshops.
Toxicology information can be found on the safety datasheets here: Just Resin Art Resin Part A (Epoxy resin) Just Resin Art Resin Part B (curing agent for epoxy resin - hardener)