|Coating / Resin Art||Coating / Casting||Casting / Resin Art||Deep Casting / River Tables|
|Up to 5mm||Up to 5mm coating/Up to 20mm casting (max 3 kgs in one pour)||Up to 15mm||Up to 12 litres at a maximum of 50mm deep in one pour|
|15 – 20 minutes @ 23°C||10 – 15 minutes @ 23°C||90 minutes @ 20°C||10 hours @ 23°C|
|4 – 5 hours @ 23°C (greater than 500g mix)||3 – 4 hours @ 23°C (greater than 500g mix)||24 hours @ 20°C (greater than 500g mix)||Can be de-moulded in 3 – 4 days @ 22°C (greater than 1kg mix)|
|5 – 7 days||5 – 7 days||5 – 7 days||21 days|
Please note this resin has a heat distortion temperature of 45-50°C which makes it unsuitable for the placement of very hot objects on its surface such as cups, mugs, plates etc. We recommend UltraCast xt for excellent temperature resistance.
Differences between Total Cast and MasterCast 1-2-1:
- Mixed viscosity: Total Cast has a lower mixed viscosity and a thinner consistency than MasterCast
- Curing time: Total Cast cures in half the time (3-4hrs), MasterCast offers a longer working time
Both can be used for clear coating over existing artwork made with oil paints, acrylics, enamels, watercolours etc, but Mastercast 1-2-1 is better suited to pigmenting in resin art applications. Total Cast is ideal for pouring in moulds for embedding, potting, encapsulating and jewellery production.
|Mix ratio|| by weight: 100 parts resin to 100 parts hardener
by volume: 100 parts resin to 100 parts hardener
|Surfaces||canvas, wood, MDF, glass, perspex, concrete & metal|
|Curing time||touch dry in 3/4 hours at 23°C, full cure in 5-7 days|
|Coverage||1 litre of the mixed product will cover 1.43m²@ 0.5 mm thick (1kg = 1 litre) No more than 3 kgs in one pour|
|Pot Life||10-15 minutes at 23°C (250g mixed mass)|
|Shelf life||one year in sealed containers|
The mixing ratio must be accurately followed to achieve perfect results. It is not possible to change the ratio which would result in the resin not drying properly and lower mechanical properties.
The mixed components should be thoroughly stirred for 3-4 minutes to ensure an even consistency. Epoxy systems tend to heat up in a pot than as a thin film, only mix the amount needed for use within the pot life of the product.
The product can be applied by pouring from the mixing vessel, by brush or roller. The mixed resin can be tinted with our resi-TINT pigments, resi-METAL or Cast Magic Metallic Powders to make your artwork pop. resi-BLAST will add stunning cells and effects.
Health & Safety
Although our resins are formulated with the most modern and safest epoxy chemicals available, all epoxy resins are chemicals and should be managed and handled with proactive safety hygiene and responsible care.
- Always wear nitrile gloves (or use a specialist resin barrier cream)
- Wear a respirator when sanding partially-cured resin
- It is advisable to work in a well ventilated room
- We advise the use of safety goggles
- Avoid skin contact (if resin gets on skin wash with plenty of soap & water)
- DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while working
- In case of eye contamination wash with plenty of water for 15 minutes and consult medical advice immediately
Adding inks/paints/mica powder/glitter to epoxy resin will change its properties and may reduce its non-toxicity. If you use alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove bubbles, as alcohol is flammable.