The GlassCast 50 Clear Resin & Hardener Kit for 3D resin art, making jewellery, furniture infill projects such as a River Table. It is also UV resistant.
GlassCast® 50 is the remarkable new water-clear epoxy clear casting resin from the makers of the famous GlassCast product. GlassCast 50 is perfect for creating thick, water-clear, bubble-free castings up to 25mm deep. It is especially recommended for river tables, knot filling and other furniture projects where you will be casting a very thick layer of resin (up to 25mm per pour) and require the best clarity. It can be layered to create deeper castings.
Glass Cast 50 has been designed as a casting resin, not a coating resin. This means that whilst it offers the advantage of incredible clarity – even in thick sections – it does not cure with a perfect surface on the open face in the way that GlassCast 3 coating resin does. However, GlassCast 50 can easily be flatted and polished to achieve a perfectly flat, glossy finish if required (such as the top surface of a river table).
If your project is more about creating a flat glossy coating – straight from the pour – then GlassCast 3 coating resin is probably a better option.
How much resin will I need?
For solid surfaces, it’s easy to calculate the amount of resin you’ll need to cover a given area. For uneven surfaces or those including embedments like pennies, crushed glass or bottle tops; some compensation will be required.
1kg = 1mm over 1sqm
You will require 1 kilo of resin per millimetre of thickness required over a 1 sqm area. Therefore, to calculate how much resin to mix, simply multiply the thickness you require (in millimetres) by the area of your surface (in square metres). Don’t forget that porous (absorbent) materials like wood should be sealed before the main pour. Typically for a grouted penny floor we would recommend 2mm thickness over the pennies which equates to 2kg per square meter. Other projects the depth may vary.
Use the table below as a quick guide to how much resin you would need to cover different areas at a range of thicknesses:
|Surface Area to Cover|
|Cast Thickness||25cm x 25cm
|50cm x 50cm
|50cm x 100cm
|100cm x 100cm
|200cm x 100cm