How to effectively clean up epoxy resin

Getting sticky fingers is going to happen occationally. Especially, if you are being adventurous using epoxy resin without gloves. 

 

Here are a couple tricks we like when using epoxy resin and it gets on our skin.

 

  • OPTION 1: Baby wipes. Yup, they are excellent to have handy. Simply wipe the uncured epoxy resin off your skin as soon as you come into contact with it. Be sure to use soap and water afterwards. Speaking of soap... 

 

  • OPTION 2: Fast Orange soap, Gojo soap or any non-branded soap with grit mixed into is a savior not only to mechanics but us epoxy resin artists too. This is inside our restrooms at our shops. We use this stuff daily.

 

Have cured resin on an important surface?

 

  • OPTION 1: *Before trying this option, make sure the surface isn't going to be damaged by the chemical.  Acetone or denatured alcohol can be used with thick paper towels to remove wet resin off of surfaces. *Again be sure to wear gloves.

 

  • OPTION 2: *Be sure the surface won't be damaged by hot water prior.  Soak a rag in boiling hot water, place it on the effected area with cured epoxy resin. The heat should help the cured epoxy resin pop off with the assistance of a flat tool or plyers. 

 

  • OPTION 3: Using a freezer can help too. Simply place the items into a freezer, when the cured area is frozen, it may help with prying the cured area from the item. 

 

Cured resin on a plastic container? 

 

  • When using a plastic mixing container, sometimes you don't need to clean the leftover resin with solvents afterwards. Simply let it cure overnight with the mixing stick standing up in the container. The next day, simply pull the cured resin mass out using the stick. *works most of the time

 

 

Hope this was helpful. 

Is there something you find to work better? Let us know in the comments,

 

how to clear up epoxy resin

 

 

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15 comments

ResinArtByMarisa

ResinArtByMarisa

I find that using baby wipes first and then using fast orange soap afterwards helps tremendously. The warm water trick is a new tip for me. I will try it out. I found that warming up the resin on a surface that you don’t want it on, like a table, helps peel it off.

Beth Poage

Beth Poage

I find that heating up cured resin with the heat gun will soften it for easy removal

Suzanne

Suzanne

I use leftover hand sanitizer to get resin off my hands. The alcohol in it gets the resin off really quick. I also keep a small squirt bottle of alcohol on my work bench to remoisten baby wipes that dry before I want them to.

Dawn Kay

Dawn Kay

The tips were very helpful. I have gotten resin on things that I didn’t intend to and I was unaware of the hot water trick and the freezer tip, The baby wipes tip was a good one too. I knew about the acetone and denatured alcohol trick. Thanks for the info.

Patricia Headrick

Patricia Headrick

For cleaning I use Clorox wipes. Works great and cleans up resin spills, drips or inside cups you wanna use again. Good for hands too.Then wash with hot water and Dawn dishwashing soap. After washing, dry and finish with hand sanitizer.

Misty

Misty

I use hand sanitizer to get it off of my skin. Works great!

Joseph Erychleb

Joseph Erychleb

I am pouring an area 3/4 wide, by1 in deep. with wood bottom. and one side, and temporary plastic form on other side.—a cornhole board, with led lites, and this is around the hole. If I pour it in increments 1/2 in deep, and the next pour when the resin gets tacky, will it cure correctly. On my testing slots, the resin stayed tacky for several hours, is this normal. they were 14 deep, 3/4 wide.

RHIANNON FAUST

RHIANNON FAUST

Sugar scrub works great for removing epoxy from your hands and skin. And it softens your skin at the same time. Gentler than using GOJO.

Ann Bowser

Ann Bowser

Thank you for your great ideas. I hate getting it on my hands. It is so hard to get off.

Nicole

Nicole

Nowadays I’ve been seeing massive amounts of hand sanitizer on clearance for super cheap. I bought a bunch of the gel type and have found that is works great for cleaning uncured resin! I just squirt some on my nitrile gloves and quickly rub all the stickiness away. I also use it to clean my plastic mixing sticks before the resin cures on them. Just squirt some on a paper towel and wipe the sticks clean!

Marlies Schoeneberger

Marlies Schoeneberger

Mix a batch of sugar, coarse kosher salt, and poppy seeds, 1/3 each. After cleaning your hands with baby wipes, wash your hands with liquid soap and as much of the mixture as needed. How much you need depends how sticky your hands still are after wiping them with baby wipes. Try it, it works.

Janet Parkhurst

Janet Parkhurst

Canawipes works well for clean up too!

Sara Zoelle

Sara Zoelle

I got resin in my hair one, and once it dried (I didn’t notice it until it was already dry) I used olive oil to soften it up, and was eventually able to work most of it out without having to cut my hair. It still took a couple of weeks doing this every couple of days! Now I make sure I wear my hair back and DON’T TOUCH IT!

Sherry

Sherry

These tips are awesome! Keep them coming for this newbie that is having fun learning how to use epoxy for different artistic projects!

Lisa Faber

Lisa Faber

I am constantly getting it on my hands. I have tried all that you suggest but i have found that a regular bar of handsoap does the job for me.

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