IMPORTANT: DO NOT use The Deep – Deep Pour Epoxy in working temperatures above 85°F. if you are pouring between 2-3 inches. If you are pouring 2 inches or less, you should be fine in temperatures up to 95°F, however you will get the best results if the temperature is between 75°F-85°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 85°F.
Optimal Working Conditions:
For best results, all materials and working conditions should be maintained at a constant 75°F-85°F for optimal results. 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 85°F, The Deep may set too quickly and become too hot when poured thicker than 2 inches, which could result in less desirable results. 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 2-3” casting thickness on general rivers. We recommend pouring in one to two 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.