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Resin Art FAQ
- How to care for your resin art
Wash with mild soap and warm water. Do not soak. Do not submerge, or use scalding water. Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe. Somewhat heat resistant, but not suitable to leave in excessively hot places, such as a hot car. You can put a mug of tea on it, but it’s not advisable to make a cup of resin and pour boiling water into it to make tea in it.
- Is resin food safe?
When properly cured, resin is shelf-stable. But this means that each piece must be tested after curing and demolding, to be sure it has hardened properly. Nolie Marie Wilson tests to the best of their ability to ensure that all ceramic, resin, and glass pieces are food safe, and include instructions with each specific piece about its manner of use. No resin has been certified food-safe by the FDA in the USA. For this reason, Nolie prefers to build pieces so that while resin may provide the structure and aesthetic, there will be an inner lining of clay, glass, or metal encompassing areas that may touch food or drink.
- Is resin heat resistant?
Resin is heat resistant to a point; if exposed to prolonged heat it will become tacky and bendy, and will not feel as fully cured. For this reason, we do not recommend using your resin pieces in areas where they will be subjected to excessive heat, such as in the oven, or in a car during the summertime.
- Help! My resin block painting fell and cracked! What now?
Contact Nolie at Nolie.Marie.Platt@gmail.com. Depending how your painting fell, it is possible that Nolie may be able to repair the crack if the painting is returned to them, or provide advise on local experts who may be able to provide a repair.
- Is resin chametz?
That is an astute question to ask your local Rabbi. To the best of Nolie’s knowledge the inks, paints, glazes, and resins used in the creation of resin servingware and art do not contain chametz. They are inedible, containing only undigestible versions of ingredients. But Nolie would not presume to hold a final answer over whether resin servingware holds an appropriate place in your observances. Any questions or reservations you have should be thoroughly discussed with your local Rabbi, for more practical guidance.
- How heavy is a resin block painting? Can I put it on my wall?
In general, we do not recommend hanging resin block paintings, unless they are extremely small, and simplified, with minimal layers of resin built on top of each other, made specially to be light enough to hung. Most of Nolie’s resin block paintings are not designed this way. The weight depends on size, and complexity of detail within the layers. Please check each specific listing for the final weigh-in of the piece you are thinking of buying. The more layers, the more the resin will build up, and the thicker the finished painting will be, and the quicker it will build its weight. Even a small-ish painting can easily get to ten pounds. For this reason, we do not advise hanging the thicker resin block paintings, but mounting them upright on a table, using the flat edge of the painting itself with no further framing. If you do procure further framing and/or seek to hang the painting, be sure to seek a professional’s advice to be sure your frame is sturdy enough for the artwork’s weight and balance, and that you have your mounting hardware strongly set into a stud, to be sure that you don’t weaken the drywall or tear through adhesive, and damage your painting in the process. We are not responsible for any damage to the painting resulting from improper framing or display.
- I don’t see what I want among the resin pieces in your store. Do you take custom orders?
Yes. Through the menu, there’s a custom order option, with the nuts and bolts of the information Nolie needs to provide an estimate on your intended artwork. Start there, think through your responses, and email Nolie.Marie.Platt@gmail.com.