IMPORTANT: This is an advanced deep pour epoxy resin. DO NOT use The Deep – Deep Pour Epoxy in working temperatures above 80°F.
You must take into consideration the volume of epoxy you pour into a void, or river. Pouring too much epoxy into a large area may result in overheating which could result in shrinking, yellowing or cracking. Keeping the work area cool by adding a fan can help reduce the risk of the epoxy overheating if working conditions are above 80 degrees.
Optimal Working Conditions:
For best results, all materials and working conditions should be maintained at a constant 60°F-75°F. Epoxy Resin is a temperature sensitive material. When cool, it’s thicker and sets slower. When warm, it’s thinner and sets faster. Working in a shop or with material above 75°F, The Deep may set too quickly and become too hot, which could cause it to yellow, distort, shrink or crack. Make sure your room temperatures are in the correct range. If it’s cooler, it’s ok it will just take a bit linger for the epoxy to cure.
Maximum Pouring Thickness:
Max casting thickness can vary depending on a number of factors including shop temp, material temp, mixing quantity, mold material, project dimensions, etc. Larger slabs should be poured thinner than smaller castings to minimize exotherm. Every project is unique, but as a general guideline do not exceed 3” casting thickness on general rivers. We recommend pouring in one inch intervals and torching in between to remove any surface bubbles in the deep pour.
Pre Seal Anything You Are Embedding Into The Epoxy Resin:
When casting materials like rocks, leaves, flowers and other substrates, make sure the material is dry and sealed. We recommend sealing any wood or porous surfaces prior to using our Deep Pour Epoxy. We recommend sealing with The Quick quick setting epoxy or The Top – top coating epoxy prior to casting in a Deep Pour.
Epoxy Generates Heat:
CAUTION EXOTHERMIC REACTION: Mixed epoxy generates heat very rapidly the more volume and less space you have. The more you mix, the hotter it will be. It is important to use directly after mixing. Only mix what you are ready to pour.