The composition of this resin has been enhanced with UV ray filters. This is why the resin shows low yellowing over time. We recommend using the resin in an interior environment.
Cromas resins features several professional characteristics that set them apart from other resins targeted to private customers. This professional product assures balanced viscosity
and resistance to carbonation
. Because Cromas resins were developed for professional users, they are suitable for application on larger surfaces
. The mass effect has been carefully calculated to provide a professional result. These product features make a beautiful finish with a cure time of 24 to 48 hours.
Cromas has developed this product with the goal to provide a finish that:
• can be reproduced on multiple surfaces or objects
• gives the option to polish the surface quickly
• is suitable for use in a professional working environment following manufacturers requirements
The hardening process leads to a unique, glossy and thick surface. It offers increased resistance and is definitely more durable than common lacquers.
Casting and self-leveling resins achieve successful results when applied on flat surfaces. It is strongly recommended to make sure the surface is completely flat by using a level.
When preparing the mold for resin at an application thickness higher than 2 mm, we advise to prepare a frame with paper tape. Without a frame to hold in the resin, the self-leveling resin will fall off the edges due to gravity.
In order to reproduce the desired effect, it is advised to apply the resin in a warm but not humid work environment. We also advise to carry out controlled application testing before proceeding with the production on your products.
Once the resin has fully hardened (after about 48-72 hours), it can be polished like other acrylic, polyurethane or polyester lacquers. When polishing, it is important not to heat the resin surface too much with the polishing machine. An excessive amount of heat from polishing can lead to a temporary softening of the suface, and making it harder to polish. The curing time depends on the temperature of the work environment and on the type of resin and hardening solution used.
For applications on untreated wood with open pores, it is necessary to seal or insulate the material first. As an alternative to common insulating products, brush or spray 1 or 2 layers of 100% solid epoxy resin or sealer to achieve excellent results. To apply the resin, it is recommended to add paint thinner such as Cromas Paints SV146 to prepare for brushing or spraying. We always recommend to do application testing to learn how to best prepare the porous material.
This type of resin is suitable for low thickness applications with hardening time of 24-48 hours at a temperature of 20-25°C. Such thickness features a moderate heat curing reaction and the mass effect in not important to consider.
Applications of 5 mm to 10 mm in thickness can be carried out on medium size surfaces, with total mass less than 2 kg. If you want a thicker surfaces, we advise the use of the medium thickness resin produced by Cromas.
Here is some advice on how to successfully pour a low thickness resin:
• We recommended a working environment temperature is at least 20°C
. If the application is carried out in a colder environment, some superficial imperfections may appear and the curing time would increase
• Both the working environment and the materials to be inserted must not be humid or wet
• the resin must be stored in a warm environment
The importance of the execution of pre production testing
The application of the low thickness resin is not difficult, though we still recommend to execute pre-production testing
just like with any other application process of a finish. Even if the process is carried out following all our recommendations, there are other variables to be taken into account such as the working environment and the project to be implemented.
Cromas Paints goal is to support the user by providing extensive information about the resin and the best application processes. This advice is based on our testing and experience, we strongly recommend the user to complete testing in their working environment and with their material or product.