Some people think resin furniture is low-quality, but that’s not true. Resin tables are a great investment for outdoor areas—they’re durable, long-lasting, and can withstand all kinds of weather conditions.
To keep your table looking its best, make sure to follow these tips for cleaning and caring for it:
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How do I protect my resin table?
You’ll want to use coasters or placemats, and keep your tablecloth/table runner/table mat on the table as often as possible.
It’s also not a bad idea to get yourself some protective coverings for the top of your resin table; this will help prevent scratches and dents in addition to making it easier to clean up spills.
Do resin tables scratch easily?
Resin tables are a lot like other types of tables, in that they can be scratched and scuffed by some things. For example metal, glass, ceramic, plastic, and stone.
They can also be damaged by water or heat (which is why you should never put a candle on top of your resin table).
How durable is a resin table top?
A resin table is extremely durable. This type of table top is made with a material that is scratch resistant and waterproof. It’s also easy to clean, maintain, repair, and replace if necessary.
Resin tables are made from plastic resin that has been molded into the desired shape for the tabletop surface. As such, this kind of table has all the benefits of plastic without any of its drawbacks—it isn’t flammable or prone to scratches or cracks like traditional wood surfaces can be (or even glass).
Will a resin table scratch?
Resin tables are generally easy to clean, but they do scratch easily. Be sure to protect the surface of your table by using coasters, placemats, and tablecloths when necessary.
- Cleaning with a damp cloth will remove most stains from resin tables without causing damage.
- To clean a resin tabletop with vinegar, wipe down the surface with undiluted white vinegar and use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe it off; rinse with cool water after cleaning.*
Does sun ruin epoxy?
The sun can impact the color and durability of your resin table. The ultraviolet rays from the sun cause discoloration and fading in a matter of hours. Sunlight will also make your resin table more brittle, soft, and sticky over time.
If you’re thinking about using a resin table outdoors, keep in mind that although they’re weather-resistant they won’t withstand prolonged exposure to extreme heat or cold temperatures (don’t put one by the pool!).
If you decide to bring your resin table inside during the winter months try not to leave it out in direct sunlight for long periods of time as this could cause discoloration too
Should you seal resin?
There are a variety of products on the market that claim to be able to protect resin from stains, scratches, and other damage. The question is: do you need one?
There is no definitive answer. It all depends on how careful you are, what kind of surface you want your table to be able to withstand (for instance, if it will get bumped regularly), and how much money you want to spend.
If your table has been treated with sealant at the factory then it’s worth considering using another product as well, such as a wax or oil finish.
But if there’s no protective coating then buying something else could actually make matters worse by sealing in any existing scuffs or scratches over time instead of keeping them at bay (since they won’t have anywhere else to go).
Can you put hot things on resin?
You can put hot things on a resin table. As long as it doesn’t get too hot, the resin will be fine. The same goes for cold things. You can put your ice-cold drink right on top of the table without worrying about staining or damaging it in any way.
How do you stop resin from scratching?
Since resin is a hard material, it’s important to use the right tools when caring for your table. If you’re cutting on your table (and many people do), use a cutting board.
If you’re using hot pads, coasters, placemats, trivets, or runners with your table and they’re made of something that could melt under heat—which means most wooden items—then try using a protective mat instead. And if all else fails? Consider buying an actual table pad from the manufacturer!
To recap: Resin tables are great, but they need to be taken care of. You can use a combination of the tips above to figure out the best table polish for you and get your resin table looking new again.
As long as you’re not afraid of some elbow grease, we hope we’ve made it clear that there are plenty of ways to make sure your resin table looks as good as the day you got it!