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One important aspect to any epoxy resin project is understanding the curing process.
How Long Does Epoxy Take to Dry?
The dry time will mostly depend on the exact type of epoxy resin that you’ll be using. In order to gauge the exact time, 1. Review the products mixing instructions. 2. Start with a room and product Temperature within the recommended 68-75F. These temperatures need to be consistently maintained through the entire mix, pour and cure process.
A cure can take up to 72 hours and sometimes a full week for the epoxy to completely cure. It depends.
For a typical thin coating, the project should be getting tacky within a day. This is also a good time to add another layer. This creates more of a chemical bond which is stronger than the bond created when poured onto a dried product surface.
A thicker 1” pour it may take 48/72 hours for tackiness to set in. It may require a week before the project is solid (not pliable).
Obstructions to Fast Curing
Epoxy resin could also refuse to properly cure if a large amount of color additive is added. The color needs to be 5% less compared to the resin. The mixing also has to be precise if you’re to achieve the quality that you’re looking for.
Integral Factors that Affect Drying Time
One of the main factors will have to do with the temperature. It is recommended that you’re working with epoxy between 68-75F. Cooler temperatures will have slower cures while warmer temperatures will have faster cures.
Be careful not to start to warm with larger volumes of epoxy resin. The chemical reaction will had more heat to the mix and potentially be problematic resulting in cracking or excess cloudiness.
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