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.|
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?
4. How much acrylic water do I need for my arrangement?
Vases come in many sizes and shapes. We recommend about 3cm to 5cm of acrylic water to fill the bottom of the vase.
As an indication, our full 473ml pack will be enough for one 10cm diameter cylinder vase.
Easy calculation for square & rectangular vases:
Multiple (Vase Length * Vase Width * Desired Height of water) to know the acrylic water quantity required in mL.
- Example for a square vase of 15cm that we would like to fill up to 5cm:
- Volume of acrylic water required = 15 * 15 * 5 = 1,125 mL
Easy calculation for cylinder vases:
Multiple (Vase Radius * Vase Radius * 3.14 * Desired Height of water) to know the acrylic water quantity required in mL.
- Example for a cylinder vase of 15cm that we would like to fill up to 4cm:
- Volume of acrylic water required = 7.5 * 7.5 * 3.14 * 4 = 706 mL
Easy calculation to gain a rough estimate:
For any shaped vase, the most efficient way to gain a rough estimate is to calculate by weight. You can pour water into the vase so you can clearly see how much water you need, and then weight the water. 1000g water = 1000mL, from this you can work out how many millilitres of acrylic water to mix.