If you are looking to create beautiful and durable tumblers, then you will need to use epoxy resin.
This material is perfect for this type of project because it is strong and can withstand a lot of wear and tear.
In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of epoxy resin that are available, as well as which one is best for tumblers.
We will also provide some tips on how to use epoxy resin to create the perfect finish for your tumblers!
Which epoxy resins are food safe?
Currently, there are not many epoxy resins that the FDA has approved as food safe. Currently, the only one is MAS Table Top Pro by MAS Epoxies.
The tabletop pro formula of this two-part resin can be used for a wide variety of projects from making cutting boards to river tables and other wooden furniture.
This epoxy works with most types of wood and even some plastics (though we don’t recommend plastic tumblers).
The nice thing about this product is it does not yellow over time like other products which requires you to reapply or go back and fix your project after a period of time when it yellows or gets cloudy.
It also self-levels allowing you to get glassy finishes on your project.
Table of Contents
- Which epoxy resins are food safe?
- What is needed to make epoxy tumblers?
- What resin is best for cups?
- Can you use tabletop epoxy for tumblers?
- Can you drink from a resin cup?
- Can you eat out of resin bowls?
- How many layers of epoxy do you need for a tumbler?
- How much epoxy resin do I need for a tumbler?
- How do I get a smooth epoxy finish on Tumblr?
- Is resin or epoxy better for tumblers?
What is needed to make epoxy tumblers?
If you are looking to make your own epoxy tumblers there are a few things you will need. The first is epoxy resin and hardener.
These can be purchased at most craft stores. You will also need some tumblers and either paint or stickers to decorate them with.
The process for making the tumblers is very simple. First, mix together the epoxy resin and hardener according to the instructions on the packaging.
Then coat the outside of the tumbler in the epoxy mixture. Be sure to get it all over including the bottom of the cup.
Next, add any decorations that you want on your tumbler. You can use stickers or paint for this depending on the look you are going for.
You will need to let the tumblers dry overnight before using them so that they have time to cure properly.
Once they are cured, rinse off any excess epoxy and then hand wash them with mild dish soap as needed.
They should last a long time if cared for properly!
If you do not like how one looks just peel off all of the stickers or paint over it again until satisfied with your design.
What resin is best for cups?
There are two main types of epoxy resin: polyester and vinyl ester. Vinyl ester is more resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a better choice for cups.
It is also more flexible than polyester, so it will withstand bumps and drops better.
However, the vinyl ester is more expensive than polyester resin.
If you’re looking for a less expensive option, polyester resin is a good choice.
It’s not as durable as vinyl ester, but it will still last longer than most other resins.
Can you use tabletop epoxy for tumblers?
Yes, you can use tabletop epoxy for tumblers. However, it is important to note that not all epoxies are created equal.
Some epoxies will be more durable than others and may be better suited for this application.
Make sure to do your research before selecting an epoxy resin to use for your tumblers.
Can you drink from a resin cup?
Yes, you can. And the best part is that it will be dishwasher safe! I wouldn’t recommend drinking coffee or tea in one though as they may stain (but who cares when your cup looks so beautiful!
Can you eat out of resin bowls?
The short answer is yes, you can eat out of resin bowls. However, we don’t recommend it.
Resin is a non-toxic material, but it’s not food grade and may contain chemicals that are harmful if ingested.
For this reason, we advise against using resin bowls for eating or drinking.
If you do choose to use them for this purpose, be sure to wash them thoroughly after each use.
How many layers of epoxy do you need for a tumbler?
You will need at least two layers of epoxy resin. The first layer should be a sealant to protect the glass from scratches and other damage.
The second layer will give your tumbler its finished look.
Make sure you select an epoxy that is compatible with plastics so it does not cause any discoloration or damage to the tumbler.
How much epoxy resin do I need for a tumbler?
That depends on how big the tumbler is. Here are a few common sizes with estimated epoxy resin amounts:
12 oz stainless steel tumbler – 12 fl oz (354 ml) of epoxy resin
20 oz stainless steel tumbler – 20 fl oz (591 ml) of epoxy resin
30 oz stainless steel mug or Yeti-style cooler cup – 30 fl oz (887 ml) of epoxy resin.
How do I get a smooth epoxy finish on Tumblr?
One option is to use epoxy resin. This type of finish will give your tumbler a smooth, glossy look.
Make sure to select an epoxy that is designed for indoor use, as outdoor epoxies can be too brittle and may not hold up over time.
When applying the epoxy, start by priming the surface with a coat of automotive primer.
This will help the epoxy stick to the plastic and create a smooth finish. Be sure to let the primer dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Next, mix together equal parts of the epoxy resin and hardener according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply it evenly over the surface of the tumbler using a paintbrush or roller.
If necessary, you can also use a heat gun to help the epoxy flow more smoothly over the surface.
Allow the first coat to dry for about 48 hours before adding another layer of resin and hardener mixture on top.
Is resin or epoxy better for tumblers?
The answer is YES! Resin and epoxy are both used as coatings for tumblers. The difference between the two comes down to chemical structure, end-use, and curing process. What do we mean by this?
Let’s start with resin: it has a chemical structure that contains many small molecules called monomers which bond together during curing to form long chains of polymers such as polyurethanes or acrylics (also known as plastic).
Epoxy resins have a different molecular arrangement than other types of plastics; they consist mostly of carbon atoms joined together in rings with oxygen attached at various points along these rings forming hydroxyl groups (-OH) instead of like what you would find on water molecules which makes them more durable.