I love making epoxy coasters! So today I bring you this project from Deby from mixed media arts. Working with resin is really not as hard as it seems. You just need to have the right tools and materials for this specific project and follow the easy steps shown above.
So obviously, this is another project that involves using a little bit of resin, however, you need to make sure that you use a heat resistant resin.
I love stone coat epoxy from stone coat countertops. It is the best resin for coasters you will find. This is a heat resistant sealer for coasters that is also uv resistant, self-leveling, and high gloss. Since it leaves no fumes, you won't need to buy a respirator. Another option for a heat resistant resin is this 32 oz epoxy resin from art resin. It is also uv stabilized, high gloss, self-leveling, with no fumes and non flammable.
But if I were you, I would get the epoxy from stone coat countertops since you get more bang for your buck! Plu your diy resin coasters will just endure heat so much better.
I recommend using a torch to prevent any bubbles from staying trapped inside the resin once it hardens. I recommend this Bernzomatic TS4000 torch that I use for all my resin projects. It has an auto start/stop ignition light and extinguishes the flame with the push of a button, while a run-lock button keeps the torch lit for continuous use. You will also need the standard propane fuel cylinder.
If this option is too pricey for you, then I have some other cheaper options shown down below.
To learn how to make diy epoxy coasters, just follow the tutorial in the video above. You can find the materials used in this project down below!
Enjoy this awesome and fun project!