An Acrylic Pour Makeover With A Resin Finish
In my last post – A Waxed Finish I shared how to deal with repainting an older piece. So what we are starting out with here, is the piece all ready for completing of this acrylic pour makeover with a resin finish.
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Taping off for the pour
Here we go prepping for the acrylic pour, using heavy duty plastic bags to keep the acrylic and epoxy off my nicely painted piece.
Note to self: It was very difficult taping off this table evenly with the grooved edge on the top, remember that for the next poured piece… you’ll see why in a bit.
Acrylic Pour Supplies
All the supplies I used for this acrylic pour… I figured out most of the technique from You Tube videos… I watched A TON. There is so much info with different techniques and types of supplies, its basically a crap shoot y’all for real. You need to research and get your hands dirty to find out what works. The types of paints react differently with each other according to their weight and viscosity. The pour mediums used with your combo of paints matter too. So get some stuff and play!
I basically did a dirty flip cup, slide technique here, I tilt manipulated the paint to cover the surface, then added a few straight pours of color with the pinks and white stripes.
Here is a close up of the drawer after the paint pour has dried, still needed something extra so I added the glitter and color veins.. basically just poured on the pinks, and veined in the glitter mixed with pouring medium.
Cleaning up the silicone
Before you lay your resin, you need to be sure to get all the silicone off your piece or you will get fish eyes and dimples in the resin. I just sprinkled baby powder over it rub it in well to soak up the oil, then lightly go over the piece with a damp rag and dish soap.
Pro Tip and A Beautiful Finish
Pro Tip: Plastic straws work fabulous for keeping resin out of your predrilled hardware holes!
Finally, pour on the resin. Just look how much color and depth are brought out of the paint from the resin, it really makes your paint colors pop! I’m sold. The topcoats traditionally used on acrylic paintings dont even come close to the finish resin creates.
Enough With The Process And Onto The Detailed Acrylic Pour Makeover Shots!
The Detail In Video
Pictures just can’t capture the resin detail, so here’s a short video clip
Bare with me I’m not very video savvy, I’ve only ever shot a few from my Iphone.
And a little info about the resin used for this project:
Crystal Clear Bar Table Top Epoxy Resin Coating For Wood Tabletop
UV Stable Crystal Clear Table Top System is a high performance two component Clear epoxy system designed for Table Tops, Bars, Wood finishes, See-Through Encapsulations, Art work, and other applications requiring a clear, strong, plastic coating specifically designed to resist Yellowing caused by the sun and other Ultra Violet light sources. The material has an easy to use 1 to 1 by volume mix ratio, wets out substrates well, maintains its integrity over sharp corners, it has excellent air release qualities, and a relatively fast set time for an epoxy coating which may be accelerated by mild heat to 160F. While this material will do much better then competitors products for non yellowing we still do not recommend it for permanent outdoor applications.