Resin’s dirty secret
Peter Brown looks at how his resin castings held up over an eight-year period.
Love them or hate them, resin pours have become very popular over the last decade. Some projects incorporating resin pours are absolutely stunning, but whenever I see a thick resin pour, I am always worried for the future of the piece. Peter Brown’s video directly confronts the easy-to-ignore truth—resin will inevitably yellow over time. This doesn’t inherently make it a lesser medium to work in. After all, all wood changes color as it ages and we’ve figured out ways to make sure it happens gracefully. I’m just not convinced that most craftspeople are fully prepared for their crystal clear resins to turn yellow. As you’ll see in this video, there are a lot of variables at play, and it’s possible to mitigate the severity of the yellowing—but just like wood moment, it isn’t something you should ignore.
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