Can you make resin with clear glue?

You’re probably wondering what makes this topic important. Glue? What could be so interesting about glue?

It’s not just any type of glue, either—it’s clear glue. That is to say, the same kind you use to stick a paperclip to your desk or create an artsy-looking spider web at home (which I did once as a kid).

But why do we need to know how this clear glue can be used in resin crafting? Because it opens up possibilities for beautiful projects and materials not previously possible with resin, like glass beads and other specially shaped objects that would normally need heavy machinery or other expensive equipment to produce.

Can glue be used for resin?

You can use glue as a resin. It will harden, but it won’t be clear or transparent. Glue is made from animal parts, such as bones and hides.

It’s not the same as other resins that are available at art supply stores because they are made of petroleum products (like plastic) instead of plant matter like plants, trees, and seeds.

Can I use epoxy glue instead of resin?

You can absolutely use epoxy glue to make resin. Epoxy glue is an adhesive, which means that it holds things together. Resin is a plastic, which means it’s a type of material that turns hard when exposed to heat or pressure.

The main difference between epoxy and resin is that epoxy has some sort of curing agent mixed into the liquid—the curing agent causes the adhesive to harden when it dries on the surface of whatever you’re sticking together with it.

Epoxy resin is not just any kind of epoxy glue—it’s a specific brand of product made by mixing two parts together: one part hardener (epoxide), and one part resin (polymer).

What can I use instead of clear resin?

You can use epoxy resin instead of clear glue, but you’ll need to mix a hardener with it.

You can also buy various kinds of polyurethane, which is an adhesive that comes in liquid form. The process for making your own resin will be the same as above, although you’ll need to find a catalyst that matches whatever type of polyurethane you choose (which will require some research).

If you have access to MEK or acetone, these organic solvents can make excellent alternatives for clear glue in your resin recipe.

Can You Use school glue as resin?

You can use school glue as resin, but it won’t be very strong.

Epoxy is a type of strong adhesive that comes in two parts. The resin and hardener must both be mixed together to form the epoxy bond. Then, they react quickly to produce a tough, rigid, high strength bond between materials.

In contrast to this quick-reacting epoxy product, glue is not intended for producing permanent adhesion between objects because it doesn’t have adequate strength or durability at room temperature (or any temperature).

Instead, it’s used mostly as an adhesive: either by itself or with other products like rubber cement (which tends not to work well with most plastics).

Is resin the same as glue?

Let’s start with the basics. Are glue and resin the same thing? No, they’re not. Glue is a liquid that you apply to two surfaces and let dry. You can use it to attach things together or make an adhesive sealant by mixing it with water-resistant materials like vinyl or rubber. Resin is also a liquid, but it’s more durable than glue and has many other uses:

  • It’s durable enough to be used as an alternative for stone in jewelry making (welding).
  • It’s flexible enough that you can pour it into molds and make things like bottle stoppers from them (casting).
  • It stays flexible even when cured so that your creations don’t crack under pressure or heat (plastic). So if you want something waterproof but still able to bend without breaking apart during use, this is the material for you!

What glue will stick to resin?

You can use almost any kind of glue for resin, but epoxy resin is the best. Epoxy resin is a special type of glue that is very strong, waterproof, heat resistant, and durable. It’s used in many industries due to its strength and durability.

Epoxy resins are used to build bridges and roads because they’re so strong—they can withstand heavy loads and bad weather conditions like rain or snow without breaking apart like other materials might do over time due to wear-and-tear caused by traffic passing over them thousands of times each day for years at a time such as on a busy highway where cars drive back-and-forth every day with no end in sight (without any accidents happening too).

You could also use hot glue instead if you wanted something more temporary or less expensive since it’s not as good quality as epoxy would be

Can you mix paint and glue?

  • No.* While paint and glue may seem like they would go together, it’s not possible to mix them in order to create a new substance. The reason for this is that the properties of the two materials are different, most notably their viscosity.
  • You can use paint and glue together to create a different color, but you’d need to be careful because mixing them will likely change the consistency of both substances.* When mixing paint with clear glue, you’re essentially making your own colored glue—which has its own advantages! You’ll probably end up with an opaque substance since clear glues tend to dry translucent or transparent on their own (and even if they don’t dry transparently by themselves).

Is epoxy resin the same as Araldite?

No, Araldite is a brand of two-part epoxy adhesive. Epoxy is the name of the substance that hardens to form the glue. The two parts of Araldite glue are the resin and hardener.

As we’ve mentioned in this article, you can make your own epoxy resin with clear glue if you need to repair something around your home. It’s important to note that if you’re attempting anything more than minor repairs, it’s best not to use homemade epoxy because it may not be strong enough for what you want to do.


In summary, glue can be used as a base for clear resin. This makes it possible to create beautiful pieces of jewelry, ornaments, and other decorative items with a professional look and feel.

If you’re interested in pursuing this project, be sure to read through our list of tips on how to create the perfect resin casting!

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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