Pebeo Gedeo Bio-based Glazing Resin
Pebeo Bio-Based Glazing resin is a two component epoxy resin system. 40% bio-based resin** and hardener (**bio-based carbon represents on average 40% of the total carbon present in the resin).
- Transparent, bright and solid
- Mixing: 1 part Glazing hardener B to 2 parts Glazing resin A
- Resin: a coloured brightener is added to optimize the resin’s long-term transparency. Once set, the (pink) hue disappears.
- Casting thickness: up to 0.5 cm thick
- Setting time: Dry: 1.5 hours / Fully set: 6 hours
- Cleaning the tools before setting: With a dry cloth (brushes, splatters, spatulas) and 70% alcohol (commercially available) or alcohol gel.
- Maintenance: In their original packaging, fully sealed, and stored at between 15° C and 25° C. Keep away from freezing temperatures. 6 months in the sealed bottle after opening.
This resin is ideal for glazing by giving a relief and magnifying effect to flat surfaces such as photos, postcards, canvases, frames etc. Media: Multi-surfaces: Metal, painted wood, canvas, non-porous paper, and silicone, as well as plastic and more.
- Make sure your work surface is horizontal and grab a timer.
- In a clean, dry container, first pour 1 measurement of glazing hardener B and then 2 doses of glazing resin A. Trigger the stopwatch.
- Mix the two components well into the corners of the container (an incomplete mixing will not guarantee a cure, while mixing too vigorously will create bubbles). Decant the mixture into a second container and mix again to ensure homogeneity of the resin and an optimal mix. Mixing time can take up to 5 minutes depending on the amount prepared.
- The total time you spend mixing and waiting before casting must not be more than 10 minutes. Pour the whole prepared mixture on the medium of your choice.
- Leave to dry for 6 hours, away from dust. Adhesion is progressive and may vary depending on room temperature.
Gédéo Glazing Resin tips:
- Protect your work surface with plastic.
- The mixture is homogeneous when it becomes transparent.
- If necessary, ease the product onto the edges with a spatula.
- We advise you to protect your creations by applying a layer of acrylic gloss medium 24 hours before covering with the Bio-based Glazing Resin.
Glazing Resin Coverage:
To calculate the amount of Glazing Resin you need to cover a surface with a 1 mm layer:
- Estimate the area to be covered in cm²
- Divide the result by 10, which will give a casting resin thickness of 1 mm
- The result determines the quantity of resin (in ml) you need to prepare.
- For a 2 mm thick layer, multiply the first result by 2 (or divide the area obtained)
- Avoid contact with eyes and skin, wear gloves.
- Do not mix the components of Bio-based Glazing Resin with other components of the Gédéo resins range.
- Gédéo resins are not intended to come into contact with food, plants, dust or insects.
- Do not exceed 300ml of glazing resin mixture, in order to limit any risk of overheating.
- Make sure your mould is clean and entirely free of oils before casting (if necessary, wipe over with a cloth soaked in alcohol)
- Resin creations, even when dry, cannot withstand contact with water.
The products will last longer when stored in their original packaging, properly sealed between 15°C – 25°C. Store in a frost-free place. 6 months after opening when stored in the original, closed can.
What is bio-based?
“It is a product or material that is wholly or partly made from organic materials.”
What is bio-based in Pebeo’s new range?
For the Glazing resin: “Bio-based carbon represents on average 40% of the total carbon in the resin”
The liquid glazing resin is tinted — will it make my creation tinted?
No, the (pink) tone disappears once it is set. The colour is caused by the addition of a coloured brightener intended to optimize the long-term transparency of the resin.
My creation is not hardening. Why could this be?
There are 2 possible reasons:
- Insufficient mixing of the 2 components (double mixing is recommended: mix in one container, transfer to another container by scraping out the edges well and finish mixing in container no. 2)
- Incorrect dosage of the 2 components: 1 part (volume) of hardener B to 2 parts resin A
My creation has flaws. What can I do about it?
Before casting on a surface, the surface must be clean, and free from oils and dust. If necessary, wipe with a cloth soaked in alcohol. Yes, you can cast a second layer to hide the flaws.
How do I remove traces of resin on glass?
With a powerful paint stripper.
Can bio-based resin be applied to wood?
Possibly, depending on the type of wood. Though there is nothing to worry about with pine, take precautions with fatty woods (oak, chestnut) and acidic woods. Carry out preliminary tests to test for yellowing.
Can I cast Bio-based Crystal resin in alginate?
No, because there is too much moisture that the resin will react to.
Does the resin weather well outdoors?
The product will yellow slightly and lose its shine outside.
A vase filled with Bio-based Crystal resin cracks after a few months
Casting pieces that are more than 2 cm thick is not recommended. This phenomenon can occur because of the difference in expansion between the glass and the resin.
The cap is too large to cast a small amount. What can I do?
* Dangerous – Observe the precautions for use
This information is presented for illustrative purposes. It is advisable to always carry out preliminary tests on the selected surface before starting a piece.