totalCAST - Non-toxic 2-in-1 Resin for Coating & Casting
totalCAST Clear Artwork Resin is a revolutionary hybrid polymer that produces an optically clear, high gloss finish. This brand new formulation represents cutting edge polymeric technology and was developed to offer unrivalled user-friendliness and a crystal clear result every time.
totalCAST is our most non-toxic resin that we carry, and it is safe to use at home without the need for respiratory masks. This revolutionary resin is ASTM certified (D-4236) non-hazardous and non-toxic as there are no fumes emitted at ambient temperature.
We call this 2-in-1 as it can be used for both coating of artworks and casting (pouring into moulds for embedding, potting, encapsulating and jewellery production).
1:1 mix ratio
Non-toxic and VOC-free
Odour-free and solvent-free
Built-in air release agents and moisture scavengers
U.V Stable (no need for HALS or U.V blockers) - totalCAST utilises hybrid technology to provide excellent inherent non-yellowing properties.
Fully cured resin (please wait 5 - 7 days for a full cure) is safe for incidental and direct contact with food (e.g. serving), but not suitable for food preparation (e.g. cooking, cutting).
The ASTM D-4236 certification affords us an FDA-exemption for incidental and direct contact with food.
This resin system is used to coat and seal artwork on canvas, wood, mdf, glass, perspex, concrete, metals etc. The product can be applied by pouring, brush or roller. The excellent clarity & optical transparency makes the resin ideally suited for the protection and decoration of paintings, sculptures and collages, photos and prints, wood and timber artefacts (clocks and puzzles etc). pendants, bangles and other jewellery items, flower-setting and paperweights.
This resin can be readily pigmented by the addition of any resin pigments sold in our online store. Adding a drop of resi-BLAST will aid in creating cells and lacing effects.
This resin has a heat distortion temperature of 45-50°C which makes it unsuitable for the placement of very hot objects on its surface such as cups, mugs, plates etc. We recommend UltraCast xt for excellent temperature resistance.
The mixing ratio must be accurately followed to achieve perfect results. It is not possible to change the ratio which would result in the resin not drying properly and lower mechanical properties.
The mixed components should be thoroughly stirred for 3-4 minutes to ensure an even consistency. Epoxy systems tend to heat up faster in a pot than as a thin film, only mix the amount needed for use within the pot life of the product.
The product can be applied by pouring from the mixing vessel or by brush or roller. This resin can be readily pigmented by the addition of anyresin pigmentssold in our online store. Adding a drop of resi-BLAST will aid in creating cells and lacing effects.
Mixed viscosity: MasterCast 1-2-1 has a higher mixed viscosity and a thicker consistency
Curing time: MasterCast 1-2-1 offers a longer working time and a slower cure (6-8hrs @ 20°C)
Both can be used as a clear coating resins over existing artwork made with oil paints, acrylics, enamels, watercolours etc, but MasterCast 1-2-1 is better suited to pigmenting in resin art applications.totalCASTis ideal for pouring in moulds for embedding, potting, encapsulating and jewellery production.
Resin Play will not be liable for any damages or allergy reactions caused from using this product. Users are advised to followproduct usageinstructions and wear personal protective equipment.
Health & Safety:
Although our resins are formulated with the most modern and safest epoxy chemicals available, all epoxy resins are chemicals and should be managed and handled with proactive safety hygiene and responsible care.
Always wear nitrile gloves (or use a specialist resin barrier cream)
Wear a respirator when sanding partially-cured resin
It is advisable to work in a well ventilated room
We advise the use of safety goggles
Avoid skin contact (if resin gets on skin wash with plenty of soap & water)
DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while working
In case of eye contamination wash with plenty of water for 15 minutes and consult medical advice immediately
Adding inks/paints/mica powder/glitter to epoxy resin will change its properties and may reduce its non-toxicity. If you use alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove bubbles, as alcohol is flammable.