If you’re a beginner at resin art and are looking for the best heat gun for resin, you’ve come to the right place!
Can you resin art without heat gun?
The answer is yes, you can use a heat gun for resin. You can use a hair dryer for resin as well! The only difference is that the heat gun will get hotter and faster than your average hair dryer will.
If you don’t have access to one of these tools, it’s not going to be impossible but it might take longer than if you had one.
The most common alternative to using a heat gun or hair dryer is an oven! This is great because most people already have access to an oven in their home so it shouldn’t be too hard for them to set up their workspace especially since this method melts down much quicker than using any other technique mentioned above (but please remember safety first!).
Table of Contents
- Can you resin art without heat gun?
- Do you have to apply heat to resin?
- What can I use instead of a heat gun for resin?
- Can I use a hair dryer instead of a heat gun for resin art?
- How do you get air bubbles out of resin without a torch?
- How do you get air bubbles out of resin?
- Can you use a hair dryer to cure resin?
- What kind of torch do you need for resin?
Do you have to apply heat to resin?
A heat gun is not necessary to cure resin. In fact, you can use a hair dryer to cure resin. The only time you would need a heat gun is if you are trying to harden the surface of your piece or level out an uneven layer of resin.
What can I use instead of a heat gun for resin?
If you don’t have a heat gun, you can always try one of these alternatives:
- A hairdryer
- A hair straightener (the kind that doesn’t use a heating element)
- An iron. Just be careful not to burn yourself! If you do happen to burn yourself, it’s probably best to get out of the way so that the resin doesn’t catch fire as well! The high temperature may also damage your iron if left on too long.
- An oven or microwave with no food in it — this will be very hot and could cause burns as well! Make sure none of the resin accidentally falls into any flames when heating up your oven or microwave because this can cause fires as well! If there are flames nearby when trying out this method then please do not continue until they’re gone because they could potentially cause injuries if touched while burning hot enough already without adding fuel like some pieces of resin might do themselves too quickly as well (especially if they’re white).
Can I use a hair dryer instead of a heat gun for resin art?
Yes, you can use a hair dryer to cure resin. But it’s not recommended. A heat gun is much hotter than a hair dryer and will cure your resin much more quickly.
The main problems with using a hair dryer are that:
- It’s not as hot as a heat gun (so it takes longer to cure)
- It won’t be as even across the surface of your project (which can cause bubbles and other problems)
How do you get air bubbles out of resin without a torch?
If you want to use resin but don’t have a torch, here are some tips for how to get rid of air bubbles in the resin:
- Poke a small hole in the surface of your resin with a needle. If there’s no hole, use tweezers or pliers to pick and drop an air bubble to the bottom of your mold. You can also poke it out using a straw; just be careful not to touch any metal parts when doing this!
- Use a toothpick (or similar object) to push the air bubble up through the top layer of liquid until it breaks through into open air above it. This works best if you first press down on all sides of an embedded bubble before attempting this technique so that no other bubbles are released while trying it out!
How do you get air bubbles out of resin?
A heat gun is a handheld, usually electric tool that can provide quick and easy heating to any kind of material. It’s especially useful for removing air bubbles from resin. To use your heat gun to remove air bubbles:
- Heat the resin slightly above its melting point, but not so much that it melts completely into one large blob.
- Use an eyedropper or plastic pipette to drip small amounts of resin into the area where you want to fill in an air bubble or void in your design (or just randomly around). The liquid will form a puddle on the surface of your piece and begin to spread out through capillary action—this is what we call “wetting out” (see below).
- Once all areas have been fully wetted out with liquid resin, simply wait until they cure!
Can you use a hair dryer to cure resin?
You can use a hair dryer to cure resin, but it’s not the best idea. A hairdryer is not strong enough to cure your resin and will take longer than necessary. It also won’t get the resin up to the right temperature for curing.
What kind of torch do you need for resin?
Some people use a heat gun for resin. If you’ve got one lying around, it can work just fine, but the problem is that it won’t get hot enough to melt the resin.
In fact, if you don’t have any other option but your hair dryer or torch and you still want to use them for this project, we recommend first of all making sure they’re clean (or replacing them).
Then set them on low heat and try heating up some scrap metal with each device until you find a setting that works fairly well for melting down your plastic and then transferring that melted plastic into a mold.
In all, the heat gun is the best choice for resin art. It’s cheap, easy to use and can be used with many different types of resin.
The only downside is that it takes some time to get used to using a heat gun before you’re comfortable enough with it to create beautiful pieces.