How to Make Resin Tiles

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How to Make Resin Tiles
Decorate your home with colourful resin tiles. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

If you want to complete a resin countertop, decorate a table, make homemade drink coasters or flat paperweights, using casting resin is a great way to make handmade resin tiles. This special resin starts as a liquid and hardens into a permanent and durable piece of solid resin. Resin kits make casting resin a practical way to make your own jewellery, decorative objects and clear tiles. Create a simple tile or an entire set of tiles to decorate your home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Silicone tile mould
  • Mold release spray
  • Resin hardener
  • Casting resin
  • Disposable measuring cup
  • Craft stick
  • Liquid resin pigment
  • Metal file

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Spray a silicone tile mould with mould release spray and set aside.

  2. 2

    Mix 10 drops resin hardener per 28.4gr. casting resin in a disposable measuring cup. Stir the mixture with a craft stick for 30 seconds.

  3. 3

    Add liquid resin pigment slowly to the mixture. Use a small amount for a light shade of colour and a large amount for a darker shade. Stop adding the pigment once you reach the shade you prefer.

  4. 4

    Pour the resin mixture in the mould until it is full.

  5. 5

    Blow air over the resin's surface to remove bubbles. The carbon dioxide in your breath will cause them to burst. Let the tile sit for 2 to 3 hours.

  6. 6

    Pull the sides of the silicone mould away from the tile and lift the tile out with your fingers to remove it.

  7. 7

    Sand rough edges with a metal file.

Tips and warnings

  • Ventilate your workspace to avoid fume inhalation.
  • Wear a painter's mask and latex gloves while working with resin to protect yourself.

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