A piece of epoxy art incorporating several different pigments and live edge wood slabs

If you've ever wanted to know the differences between liquid and powder pigments for epoxy, then this blog post is for you! Epoxy can be used in many different ways. Many people choose to color their epoxy with pigments to add a creative touch to their projects. Color pigments are a great way to decorate designs or simply match the colors of your space accordingly. They're simple, inexpensive, and work great with epoxy resin!

Epoxy resin with color pigments can be used to create art projects, fix items around your home, or even as a sealant. The epoxy will harden when it dries so epoxies are very durable materials. Liquid pigments are just one way that epoxies can be colored - powder pigments work great too! Here are their major differences.

Epoxy wave art using several different pigment colors

Powder Pigments

Powder pigments are made up of very tiny particles. The epoxy will absorb these pigments during the curing process so the color is evenly dispersed which gives the clear epoxy a vibrant color. Powder pigments are most often used in projects that require lots of coloring and even from lots of different colors.

They are more cost-effective than liquid color pigments and are quite popular for budgeting bigger projects that may need more variety and adaptability. The best way to use powder pigments, is to slowly add powder into the hardener side of your epoxy mixture first. That way you have plenty of time to add and adjust the color to how you want it to look exactly. 

Liquid Pigments

Liquid pigments are made up of a highly concentrated dye that is suspended into an easily mixable liquid substance that is very effecting at blending into and tinting epoxies solid, vibrant colors.

Because liquid epoxy pigment is made from ground-up particles that are more coarse than the ones put into a powder epoxy pigment, it can be absorbed very quickly and easily by epoxy resins.

To mix liquid pigments with epoxy resin, the first step is to add the tint into the hardener side first until you've achieved your desired color. Then you would add the appropriate ratio of resin into your mixture, and mix until it's fully blended using a mixing paddle or stir stick, depending on how much you're mixing up at once. 

 

Projects You Can Do at Home With Epoxy Resin and Color Pigments

A close-up view of epoxy art that uses several pigment colors

There are many great DIY projects you can do with little time and money when it comes to epoxy resin and color pigments. This includes colorful countertops, tables, bar tops, artwork, and crafts. You can also use epoxy resin and color pigments for creating artistic epoxies, like using it as an adhesive on tiles to make mosaics.

When it comes down to it, there's really no wrong choice when creating incredible creative projects with epoxy resin and color pigments. Let your imagination run wild and epoxy resin will make your household accessories come to life! You can get all of your high-quality epoxy resin and color pigments in one place from UltraClear Epoxy. All you need to do is browse through our online store, pick the items you want, checkout, and get ready for shipping. We ship all of our products nationwide within just a few days, and you can get started on your DIY project right away.

To learn more about UltraClear Epoxy, epoxy resin, or color pigments that you can use at home, contact us now. You can also call us directly at 1-800-997-0459.

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