Acrylic Water FAQ
|Acrylic Water / Epoxy Resin||VS||Polyester Resin|
|Toxicity||Acrylic water is less toxic than polyester resin, and holds no smell.||Polyester resin is highly toxic because of the catalyst used in the formula (Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-Peroxide). It also has a strong styrene smell.|
|Cost||Acrylic water is expensive as it is a high quality product.||Polyester resin is not very expensive, due to its cheap nature.|
|Shrinkage & Evaporation Rate||Once solidified, the evaporation rate is low.||Once solidified, the evaporation rate is high, resulting in noticeable shrinkage.|
|Environmental Durability||Acrylic water is not likely to be affected by natural conditions (humidity, light, etc.)||Polyester resin is very likely to be affected by natural conditions (humidity, light, etc.)|
|Adhesive Properties||Acrylic water has adhesive properties.||Polyester resin does not have adhesive properties.|
|Glass Transition Temperature||Transition from a "glassy" state to a "rubbery" state is between 40-300 °C.||Transition from a "glassy" state to a "rubbery" state is between 40-110 °C.|
Polyester resin is a cheaper product that may not always remain crystal clear and that can be hazardous to one’s heath.
Although we strongly recommend using acrylic water to display artificial flowers, we recommend applying polyester resin for other such as surfboard & boat repair, filling holes and custom jewellery.
b. I have used polyester resin to display my artificial flower bouquet. How can I take it off without damaging my flowers so I can replace it with acrylic water?
c. I can see tiny bubbles in the acrylic water and the water does not look crystal clear. How can I fix it?