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Resin Countertop Handbook3 MB

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Please find below a list of all the materials and equipment used in this project, all available to buy right here on the GlassCast website. Shown alongside each product is the approximate quantity used in the tutorial video, to the nearest full pack.

RESIN & PIGMENTS
CULR Epoxy Pigment - Topaz Green 200ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-TG-02CULR Epoxy Pigment - Topaz Green 200ml£13.96 /each

CULR Epoxy Pigment - Jet Black 20ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-JB-002CULR Epoxy Pigment - Jet Black 20ml£2.94 /each

CULR Epoxy Pigment - Super White 20ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-SW-002CULR Epoxy Pigment - Super White 20ml£2.94 /each

CULR Epoxy Pigment - Polished Copper 20ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-PC-002CULR Epoxy Pigment - Polished Copper 20ml£3.95 /each

GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg Thumbnail
EP-GC-5GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg£83.95 /kit

Total £0.00
ANCILLARIES
5L Plastic Mixing Bucket (with Lid) Thumbnail
PMB-W-55L Plastic Mixing Bucket (with Lid)£1.80 /each

Large Resin Spreader Thumbnail
RS-N-8Large Resin Spreader£3.95 /each

120 Grit Abrasive Paper - 10 Sheets Thumbnail
WPF120-10120 Grit Abrasive Paper - 10 Sheets£8.34 /pack

Long Mixing Sticks - Pack of 25 Thumbnail
MIXL25Long Mixing Sticks - Pack of 25£2.16 /pack

Plastic Resin Mixing Stick Thumbnail
PMS-1Plastic Resin Mixing Stick£0.60 /each

Nitrile Gloves - Pack of 10 Large Thumbnail
NG-L-10Nitrile Gloves - Pack of 10 Large£1.80 /pack

Small Mixing Cups Thumbnail
SMCUPSmall Mixing Cups£0.18 /each

Total £0.00
COUNTERTOP KITS
Jaded Copper Countertop Kit - Medium (2sqm) Thumbnail
EP-GCCTK-JC-2Jaded Copper Countertop Kit - Medium (2sqm)£99.95 /each

Countertop Ancillaries Kit - 2sqm Thumbnail
SK-CTAK-2Countertop Ancillaries Kit - 2sqm£24.95 /each

Total £0.00

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Jaded Copper Effect Tutorial

What is this video about?

This video tutorial is designed to accompany our Jaded Copper Countertop Kit and provides full details on the process, colours, and blending techniques used to create an astonishingly detailed and three-dimensional metallic copper and jade verdigris resin countertops using the kit.

This video only covers the colours and blending techniques for the Jaded Copper effect and is intended to be watched alongside our Complete Resin Countertop Tutorial for a complete understanding of the resin countertop process.

As well as the main countertop tutorial, this video is also accompanied by a downloadable colour card which includes full details for the weights and measurements of resin and pigment throughout the process.

How to Create the Jaded Copper Effect

The key to perfecting this metallic copper effect lies in using a two-tone jade green primer coat and then doing the main pour by pouring 'islands' of clear, copper and bronze resin, allowing flashes of the jade green verdigris to show though from underneath.

Before starting, you should familiarise yourself with the instructions in the main countertop tutorial and prepare your work area and countertops according to those instructions.

The Primer Coat

  1. Create the dark green primer coat by adding 10% Topaz Green CULR Pigment and a small quantity of Super White CULR pigment to a small batch of the GlassCast 3 resin.
  2. Divide off half of the dark green primer coat into a second mixing pot and add some more Super White CULR pigment to create the light green primer coat.
  3. Apply the dark and light green primer coat to the counter in patches so that's it's covered by light and dark green patches.
  4. Allow the primer coat to cure before 'keying' it to ensure a good bond and adding a resin barrier to the front edge.

Mixing the Colours for the Main Pour

  1. For the main pour, begin by creating the clear base mix, you will keep half of this completely clear.
  2. Pour one quarter of the clear mix into a separate cup/bucket and add Copper CULR pigment to make the copper mix.
  3. Pour another quarter of the clear mix into a separate cup/bucket and add Bronze SHIMR powder to make the bronze mix.
  4. Finally, pour a small amount of the bronze mix into a small mixing cup and add a few drops of Jet Black CULR pigment to make your dark bronze accent.

Pouring, Layering and Blending the Colours

Within 30 minutes of mixing

After adding the hardener to the resin, you have 30 mins to get the resin out of the pots and onto the countertops.

  1. Pour out the clear resin in random patches across your countertop.
  2. Use a paint brush to soften the edges of the patches.
  3. Pour out the copper mix into half of the gaps between the clear resin.
  4. Next do the same with the bronze mix.
  5. Use a paint brush to disturb the edges between the different metallic shades and the clear patches.
  6. Drizzle in lines of the dark bronze accent onto some of the areas where different shades meet.
  7. Don't over-blend, you want to leave some patches clear.

Within 1 hour of mixing the resin

With almost all the resin on the countertops, you now have a remaining 30 mins to blend and perfect the appearance.

  1. Use a hair dryer to blend the resin between the different metallic shades and between the clear resin.
  2. Keep working with the hair dryer until you have soft blends between all the shades.
  3. You must stop working within 1 hour of first mixing the resin.

DISCUSSION (1)

Please share any questions or comments you may have about this video tutorial.


Do you need to remove the Silicone between the Tiles and the Worktop?
GlassCast Resin

Existing silicone on a worktop does not need to be removed when preparing a worktop. Old silicone like that does not cause any issues with the resin. The only time we would be cautious is if it is fresh silicone. If making new worktops, do not use silicone until the GlassCast project is complete, at which time you can seal any gap between the tiles and resin surface, much like you would with a normal worktop.

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Downloads (1)

Resin Countertop Handbook3 MB

USED IN THIS PROJECT

Want to buy the same materials and equipment used in this tutorial? We've got you!

Please find below a list of all the materials and equipment used in this project, all available to buy right here on the GlassCast website. Shown alongside each product is the approximate quantity used in the tutorial video, to the nearest full pack.

RESIN & PIGMENTS
CULR Epoxy Pigment - Topaz Green 200ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-TG-02CULR Epoxy Pigment - Topaz Green 200ml£13.96 /each

CULR Epoxy Pigment - Jet Black 20ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-JB-002CULR Epoxy Pigment - Jet Black 20ml£2.94 /each

CULR Epoxy Pigment - Super White 20ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-SW-002CULR Epoxy Pigment - Super White 20ml£2.94 /each

CULR Epoxy Pigment - Polished Copper 20ml Thumbnail
PG-CU-PC-002CULR Epoxy Pigment - Polished Copper 20ml£3.95 /each

GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg Thumbnail
EP-GC-5GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg£83.95 /kit

Total £0.00
ANCILLARIES
5L Plastic Mixing Bucket (with Lid) Thumbnail
PMB-W-55L Plastic Mixing Bucket (with Lid)£1.80 /each

Large Resin Spreader Thumbnail
RS-N-8Large Resin Spreader£3.95 /each

120 Grit Abrasive Paper - 10 Sheets Thumbnail
WPF120-10120 Grit Abrasive Paper - 10 Sheets£8.34 /pack

Long Mixing Sticks - Pack of 25 Thumbnail
MIXL25Long Mixing Sticks - Pack of 25£2.16 /pack

Plastic Resin Mixing Stick Thumbnail
PMS-1Plastic Resin Mixing Stick£0.60 /each

Nitrile Gloves - Pack of 10 Large Thumbnail
NG-L-10Nitrile Gloves - Pack of 10 Large£1.80 /pack

Small Mixing Cups Thumbnail
SMCUPSmall Mixing Cups£0.18 /each

Total £0.00
COUNTERTOP KITS
Jaded Copper Countertop Kit - Medium (2sqm) Thumbnail
EP-GCCTK-JC-2Jaded Copper Countertop Kit - Medium (2sqm)£99.95 /each

Countertop Ancillaries Kit - 2sqm Thumbnail
SK-CTAK-2Countertop Ancillaries Kit - 2sqm£24.95 /each

Total £0.00

DISCUSSION (1)

Please share any questions or comments you may have about this video tutorial.


Do you need to remove the Silicone between the Tiles and the Worktop?
GlassCast Resin

Existing silicone on a worktop does not need to be removed when preparing a worktop. Old silicone like that does not cause any issues with the resin. The only time we would be cautious is if it is fresh silicone. If making new worktops, do not use silicone until the GlassCast project is complete, at which time you can seal any gap between the tiles and resin surface, much like you would with a normal worktop.

LEAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION

Note: Your name will be abbreviated and your email address will only be used to email you the answer directly

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