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Liquid Epoxy Dye

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Epoxy Dyes

Stone Coat Countertops vibrant epoxy dyes are designed to create realistic looking natural stone, artistic flairs or mimic anything from your DIY dreams when making epoxy countertops. These dyes are perfect for exotic pours and many styles of epoxy marble, granite, and quartz countertops. Stone Coat Countertops liquid epoxy dyes are color fast, & U.V stable.

There are 17 different color options to choice from and a heavily discounted kit of all in one dyes. The assorted colors can make your creations brilliant while staying crystal clear (except black and white color dye). Simply blend them to achieve your own custom colors. All of our epoxy dye’s are non-toxic, no harsh chemicals, cruelty free.

Each dye is 1 fluid ounce and very concentrated. 1 bottle can do a great job on a 1 Gallon kit of Stone Coat countertop epoxy. That is 1 fluid ounce per 1 half gallon of resin a half gallon of hardener. Each epoxy is different so you need to check the density by adding slowly or seeing what the viscosity is. 

Only a few drops are needed per project on smaller projects like tumblers or sample boards. Epoxy dye can be added up to 5% by weight, although you should always use the smallest amount to achieve the desired color and check the color as you’ll read below in the how to section. So if you are looking for a thicker concentration on a 1 gallon kit get an extra dye color. 2 gallon kits should have 2 dyes and so forth.  

Liquid Epoxy Dye Color Options:

  • White Opaque
  • Black Opaque
  • Brown Opaque
  • Red Translucent
  • Yellow Translucent
  • Blue Translucent
  • Orange Translucent
  • Green Translucent
  • Ocean Blue Translucent
  • Violet Translucent
  • Florescent Pink
  • Florescent Red
  • Florescent Yellow
  • Florescent Orange
  • Florescent Green
  • Transparent Red
  • Transparent Yellow

 

 

 

Epoxy Dye: What It Is and How to Use It

Epoxy resin is an incredible substance that works just as well for art pieces as it does for epoxy countertops, epoxy floors and epoxy shower walls. Normally, epoxy is transparent when nothing is added to it. Some people have done an epoxy project with photos, pennies, river rocks on surfaces and more embedded into the epoxy and sometimes with epoxy dye.

If you are trying to get something we have not done a video on or tested we always recommend doing a practice board or practice test on a smaller scale. We work hard to test the bounds of epoxy dyes and our various products in all kinds of applications. Here’s what we recommend with Epoxy Dye that you check out the addatives right below.

What Can I Use to Dye Epoxy?

If you want the best results, don’t worry—you still have options! Your DIY resin floor or countertop will hold up great with any of the following:

  • Epoxy dye: Often called “epoxy dye” or “resin dye” these inks are specifically crafted to color resin. Epoxy dyes don’t alter your ratio of resin to hardener enough to matter. Ours mimic the appearance of natural stone, neon’s or all kinds of colors and hold up well to UV light.
  • Metallic powders: Metallic powders come in a variety of incredible, eye-catching colors. When mixed directly with resin, they can create a deep, granular look. Metallic powder can also be mixed with isopropyl alcohol to create a kind of alcohol ink.
  • Spray paint: Some of the best natural stone looks owe it all to spray paint. It can be added to the resin while mixing or spray on top of the epoxy. Both create different, impressive effects.
  • Glitter: This is the one time that glitter won’t get everywhere during arts and crafts! Glitter actually looks surprisingly tasteful, and it’s an integral component in some marbles.

So, if you’re wondering if you can add color to epoxy, the answer is yes! That is, if you’re still mixing and setting it. Painting on top of set epoxy won’t turn out as astounding.

And we recommend against using food coloring or other water-based epoxy additives. They throw off the ratio of resin to hardener, so the end result doesn’t turn out right. However, any of the above four products are completely safe to use as epoxy dye!

How to Use Epoxy Additives for Coloring

Before you use epoxy dye, you start by making your epoxy together. There are all kinds of ratios so read the label carefully and usually the kit of parts comes in the proper amounts. Ex: Stone Coat Countertop and Art Coat epoxy uses a 1:1 ratio. A full 1 oz epoxy dye is meant for a 1 gallon total concentration of epoxy so half a gallon of part A and half a gallon of part B in our Stone Coat Countertop 1 Gallon kit.

Our Epoxy Dye can be mixed in thoroughly, but doesn’t need to be. You can go for more of a tiedye effect by not thoroughly mixing and adding multiple dye colors or thoroughly mix to create one solid color. We always recommend putting something down for protecting spilling epoxy dye or other products for an easier cleanup.

When it’s time to mix your liquid epoxy pigment, resin dye, glitter, or paint, go easy. You need only a small amount of pigment to completely alter the resin color tint. You can mix with a drill, then add your dye. And a little goes a long way—you don’t need much. But that’s not very specific…

Want to know how to dye epoxy resin? The answer—as with all artistic projects, is, “it depends.” It depends first on what your application is. Second, it depends on which look you’re trying to create. And third, it depends on your personal tastes.

To check the epoxy dye’s contcentration just use a stir stick or plastic spoon to mix the dye in thoroughly and then lift up out of the mixing container to see how thick the color is as it drips off the stir stick/spoon back into the mixing bucket.

For arts and crafts, you can color art coat epoxy resin with acrylic paint. But we wouldn’t recommend that for floors or countertops. For durable marble, quartz, or other natural stone looks, use only the four epoxy additives we listed above like the epoxy dye, metallics, Rustoleum spray paint or Marble Effects Spray.

Always do a test/ sample board to see that you can get the desired effect before you do a large piece . This helps ensure you love the look before you spend a few hundred dollars making a new creation.

In order to create the incredible effects of natural stone, you’ll need to tint, color, or dye your epoxy. There are several ways to color your resin. For resin Art our Stone Coat Art Epoxy, you may be able to use just about anything with your epoxy dye. For example, you might try acrylic paint, food coloring, or powders like eyeshadow. But if you care about the structural integrity of your epoxy project, stick with approved additives that are tried and true on epoxy projects like the one’s above.

Of course, different natural stone designs call for different amounts and applications of epoxy dye. And your taste may differ from someone else’s, so maybe you’ll go heavy on the metalics and light on the glitter or vice versa. Each project will call for a slightly different color combination, recipe, and technique based on making it look more like quartz, marble or some other kind of stone.

Stone Coat Countertops is ready to support you through your home project. For the DIY enthusiast, we’ve created a library of step-by-step instructions and how-to guides as well as have phone support 5 days a week, Monday through Friday 6 AM – 4:30 PM. And, if you’d rather watch, our instructional videos offer a detailed look at how to create a final product you can’t wait to show off in the training center.

Remember…………………You got this!

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