Laminating Resins are essential items to have when joining two or more glass panes together to create decorative, structural and safety glass. A good quality laminating resin, if poured or injected between the glass sheets appropriately, can be used in the construction of glass railings, skylights, glass floors, sunspaces, glass facades and curtains walls among many other applications.
With the help of our Laminating resins, you can get a glass that is stronger than tempered glass, exhibits high UV resistance (blocking 99% of UV Transmissions), and provides excellent soundproofing. In this article, we will try to familiarise you with what exactly a laminating resin is, how you can use it, and what are its benefits.
5 Things to know while using Laminating Resin
1 – Using Laminating Resin to Create Soundproof Laminated Glass
We’ve already mentioned how strong laminated glass actually is. One of the reasons why it is considered superior in strength is because of its soundproofing properties. As you know by now, laminated or safety glass is created by bonding two to three layers of glass together with the help of laminating resin. This not only helps in providing strength to the glass, but also enables the glass to block sound waves.
2 – How durable is Laminating Resin once opened?
Resins are meant to be stored in closed containers, which possess temperatures below 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The laminating resin should be stored in a cold or dry place, away from sunlight and heat. If all these measures are taken, you can expect an open laminating resin to last you from somewhere around six months and 1 year.
3 – The colour of laminated finish
A laminated finish often demonstrates pristine, clear properties. Laminating Resin is perfect if you are looking for a crystal clear finish however before pouring or injecting the resin between the glass if desired it can be tinted to any colour in either transparent, translucent or opaque.
At Creative Resins, we provide laminated resins in wide range of colours, which can be intermixed to create any shade or effect. Rest assured, all of these colours are manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities with only highest quality organic pigments to provide long term UV stability.
4 – Mandatory to Maintain Structural Integrity
As laminated resins help bond two to three layers of glass together, they create a safety glass that is essential to maintain the structural integrity of new constructions while also providing uncompromised security. As such, the laminated glass is often used to create hurricane-resistant windows, impact-resistant automobile windshields etc. Moreover, Laminated glass also exhibit high UV resistance, being able to block 99% of ultraviolet transmissions.
Buy Laminating Resin products at Creative Resin
Creative Resins’ Laminating Resin is a transparent Unsaturated Poly-Acrylic resin that remains water clear even when catalysed. It can be used to make clear, coloured and decorative safety glass. In its cured state it is exceptionally tough, resistant to water, oil and some solvents yet remains extremely flexible.
Unlike most polyester materials, our lamination resin is not at all prone to ‘yellowing’. Once our laminating resin is fully cured it allows expansion of 300/350% with minimal shrinkage and excellent toughness.
Our unique adhesion promoter gives an incredible cross linking bond factor with all types of glass including toughened as well as other substrates. It is water like in consistency, thus allowing for fast production and easy air release. It is compatible with Glass Paints allowing for inclusion of unlimited colour choice as well as a wide range of special effects. You can grab our laminating resin product with a 10 year warranty today.
Stained glass designs are a thing of unique artistic beauty. They are pervasive across a plethora of ancient architecture, all across the globe, usually standing as visually arresting testaments to a time that once was. Many door and window manufacturing companies aim to replicate these phenomenal designs to provide their customers and clients with the designs they would like to see on their doors and windows.
Fortunately for fans of such designs, these endeavors are no longer exclusive to the whims of artists tasked with the renovation of famous tourist attractions. Thanks to paint products like resin infills, colour pigments and a wide variety of other decorative resin products at one’s disposal today, many modern door and window manufacturers too can also easily capture the look and aesthetic of stained glass designs for the sole purpose of decorating their own glass surfaces pertaining to doors and windows.
Today, door and window manufacturers can use such products over shower doors, glass windows, mirrors, and much more to bestow them with unique patterns, textures, and designs pertaining to an elegant stained glass look.
Now, achieving the perfect stained glass look is easier said than done. However, with the right paint products and guidance, we believe anybody can accomplish these tasks.
So in this article, not only will we walk you through all the necessary steps to help you create a stained glass, but also leave you with a few product recommendations from Creative Resins own gallery to make your painting process considerably more convenient.
So without much further ado, let’s jump right in by looking at the list of supplies you will need to get started with your job.
Mandatory Supply List
- Glass panel in the size you prefer.
- Design outline
- Creative Resins Clear Colour Base and Hardener
- Creative Resins Infill Pigments ( in colours and variants you prefer)
- Mixing Cups
- Stir sticks
- Gloves and glasses for safety (optional)
Step 1 – Choose a design
Choosing a design, pattern, or art for your glass is the obvious first step to achieving the stained glass look you desire. Now, you have the option of either drawing one yourself or opting for free design templates from online sources. This will totally depend on your preference. You can choose a design inspired by existing work, or do something of your own. Once decided, proceed to print out the design.
Step 2 – Create an Outline Using Wizard Illustrator
Once you have the printed outline, you now have to transfer this outline onto our glass. There are two ways to do this. Now, there is the more advanced and expensive way, wherein you can employ Creative Resins’ Wizard Illustrator that uses a computer-controlled resin dispensing system to create designs onto glass automatically without any manual effort whatsoever. This is Ideal when undertaking high-grade industrial projects.
Step 3 – Mix Acrylic and Epoxy Resins
As your outline dries, you can proceed to create the perfect blend of acrylic and epoxy solutions to create an infinite number of colour palettes in pursuit of designing your stained glass. Take a mixing cup and pour equal amounts of Creative Resins’ Clear Colour Base and Clear Colour Hardener and with assistance from stirring sticks, stir them for 2 minutes straight.
Step 4 – Add Resin and Colour Pigments
Once you have the perfect blend of acrylic and epoxy solutions, add your desired pigment colour or infill to the solution. Depending on your preference, you can choose from a variety of options, such as green, red, grey, black or gold, with regards to colour pigments to paint your glass with. Take small amounts of the pigment of your desire and slow stir it with the solution. Be deliberately slow while mixing to avoid bubbles. Add more resin to your solution until you have the desired colour and amount.
Step 5 – Start Application
Begin immediately once you have your mixture. Depending on your design, choose the area on the door or window surface you would like to fill first. If there are backgrounds in your design, prioritize them and slowly move to fill the innards of the outline. You will find bubbles forming on the surface once you start pouring the epoxy on your glass.
Create Impeccable Stained Glass Designs with Creative Resins
With a little bit of practice, you will find yourself creating a plethora of intricate and beautiful designs to make your glass surfaces on windows and doors look like absolute masterpieces. Rest Assured, Creative Resins has everything you will ever need to bring your stained glass projects the closure they need with resins.
Creative Resins is your one-stop shop for top-quality decorative resin ideal for windows and shower doors that give them a unique stained glass appearance to marvel at.
Our decorative resins are available in a wide range of colours to serve a range of creative purposes which include, simulating the look of lead or stained glass for windows, creating an outline on glass for decorative purposes, and giving a transparent, opaque, or translucent / texture finish to a stained glass.
Our high-end paint products give your glass surface the necessary colour and design to look unique and considerably more beautiful. The glass paint products we offer are heat resistant, waterproof, and UV stable. We offer a 10-year warranty on our products that further testifies to the formidable nature of paint solutions.