How Much Epoxy Resin Do I Need For A Tumbler?
When it comes to creating beautiful and unique personalized drinkware, epoxy resin tumblers have become increasingly popular. This simple yet eye-catching craft is perfect for beginners and experienced DIY enthusiasts alike. However, one question that often comes up for those just starting out is, "How much epoxy resin do I need to mix for coating a tumbler?"
An essential part of learning how to make tumblers with resin is understanding the amount of epoxy required for a smooth, even coating. The general rule of thumb is to use 1mL to 1.5mL of epoxy resin per ounce of tumbler.
Examples of Common Tumbler Sizes for Epoxy Tumblers
Here are some examples of how much epoxy you would need for various tumbler sizes:
For a 20oz Skinny Straight Tumbler you will use 20mL to 30mL of tumbler epoxy.
For a 30oz Modern Curve Tumbler you will use 30mL to 45mL of tumbler epoxy.
For a 24oz Plump Tumbler you will use 24mL to 36mL of tumbler epoxy.
For a 40oz Stanley Tumbler you will use 40mL to 60mL of tumbler epoxy.
A Beginner's Guide of How to Epoxy Tumblers
To make the process of creating epoxy tumblers for beginners even simpler, follow these steps:
- Clean and prep the tumbler: Ensure your tumbler is clean, dry, and free of any dust or debris.
- Measure your epoxy: Using the guide above, determine how many mL of epoxy you'll need for your specific tumbler size. It's essential to measure accurately for the best results.
- Mix the epoxy: Combine the epoxy resin and hardener according to the manufacturer's instructions, stirring gently to avoid air bubbles.
- Apply the epoxy: Pour the epoxy mixture onto the tumbler, and use a silicone brush or gloved hands to evenly distribute it across the surface. Remember to cover the entire tumbler, including the bottom.
- Add embellishments: If desired, add glitter, paint, or other decorative elements while the epoxy is still wet.
- Cure the epoxy: Allow the epoxy to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions, typically 24 hours.
If you'd like to read a more in depth process of creating a tumbler with epoxy, read our other blog post How to Make Tumblers with Epoxy Resin.