Vista Lake (25-50mm Depth) Next Despatch date 25th January
Lake is a Medium Viscosity (Thickness) Water Clear, Heat Resistant, Epoxy Casting Resin formulated for application to depths between 25mm and 50mm.
Lake is part of the Vista Range, manufactured by Vuba. We are a UK based Award Winning Resin Manufacturer - Rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ by Trust Pilot.
River Tables, Jewellery & Work Tops are popular products made using Vista Lake. View our Instagram page or join our online Vista Facebook Community for inspiration!
Lake is a 2:1 Epoxy Resin. Mix 100ml of Part A to 50ml Part B. Ratios are displayed on the bottles, and advice is contained within our Technical Datasheet.
Water Clear UK Resin
Food Safe and VOC Free
Excellent Bubble Release
UV and Heat Resistant
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Pouring of River Tables
Casting of Jewellery and Decorative Objects
Casting work tops and table tops
We recommend application at a thickness between 10 and 30mm in thickness. Stream contains faster curing agents to cure at a lower thickness. When applied at a increased thickness the mixed epoxy will yellow and bubble due to an excessive rate of cure.
It is possible to cast multiple layers of Stream on top of each other. We recommend to wait 12 hours before applying an additional layer (assumed 20oC temperature).
We recommend Vista to be cured at 20oC. Vista Stream is touch dry at 24 Hours and de-mouldable at 48 hours.
Why are you so cheap?
Answer: We don't like the word cheap, because the product isn't cheap! We give excellent value. Vista is manufactured using European raw materials only. We use the latest resin technology - HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilisers), Optical Brighteners, UV Inhibtors, and Odour Diffusers - all processed and manufactured at our factory in East Yorkshire, Beverley.
The reason why Vista Art Resin is between 30 and 40% cheaper than other products in the market is because we produce those products and we sell them to you directly. We do not import them from Europe or elsewhere; there is no 1, 2 or even 3 middlemen before sending the product to you.
Where have you guys been?
Answer: Vuba has been manufacturing resin products since 2009. We began producing epoxy resin floor coatings for industrial and commercial markets.
We then moved on to Resin Bound Surfacing - becoming one of the leader manufacturers worldwide. More recently we developed the Award Winning and Patented Easihold Stone Binder.
And finally we decided to enter the Epoxy Art Resin market because we had all the equipment, technology and experience in house - and could see that the offerings available in the UK were mostly imported, 3rd party products with highly inflated prices.
It was about time the UK had the opportunity to buy a UK manufactured product at a great price, with a responsive customer service team in place!
Do you recommend to use a heat gun or a torch?
Answer: For large items like trays and tables a heat gun can work well, but may cause resin to thin and move. A torch could be better in this scenario. For smaller moulds, a heat gun can be used. However, alcohol spray or light torching / candle lighter is also good to remove bubbles (do use not together). Avoid torching close to the mould, you can gently lift the bubbles from the sides with your stir stick or tooth pick .
How do I get rid of bubbles?
Answer: Bubbles can be removed with rubbing alcohol misted onto the surface, using a torch or lighter gently, or using a heat gun.
Not letting bubbles into the mix is a good way to reduce the occurrence of bubbles. To do that you can warm the Part A prior to use. This will make the process of mixing easier and shorter, and so less bubbles will be brought into the mix.
Bubbles from the edges are best to gently manually lift out to the surface to remove. Avoid damaging the mould.
The glitter is sinking, how can I stop this?
Answer: You can wait for the resin to thicken up during the curing process to a syrup consistency and then add glitter. Alternatively, add glitter, stir and allow to the resin to thicken while degassing from the glitter (leave stick in resin). Torch or spray the surface and slowly stir to lift the glitter when it’s the correct consistency then pour.
How do I stop colours mixing together?
Answer: This is about finding the right consistency. You’re looking for a syrup consistency maybe slightly thicker. (Avoid flash curing by separating into smaller amounts and checking regularly).
How do I separate Alcohol Inks without them blending?
Answer: Once resin is poured into the moulds leave some in your cup and wait. The waiting time depends on the consistency of the resin, the curing time of the resin and the temperature of the environment. As a general guide, that may be 30 minutes, 60 minutes or even more.
My Resin looks cloudy is this normal?
Answer: Epoxy resin can become crystallised after exposure to cold temperatures. The resin changes from a water clear, transprarent liquid to a cloudly milky appearance. You can easily reverse this process by heating the resin in either hot water (still in it's container) or exposed to a blow hear, or even on a radiator.
What is the difference between Cascade and Stream?
Answer: We have written a blog post about the difference between all of our epoxy casting resins. Please see the link here.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Answer: We do recommend you wear PPE when using Vista Epoxy Resin. You can see our Safety Datasheets here and here. In addition, we have written a blog post about allergic reactions to epoxy resin, and how you can help prevent them.
Is it 2:1 on the scales?
Answer: All of our Vista Resins are 100ml to 50ml by volume and 100g to 45g by weight, except for Vista Coaty which is 100g to 50g.
How long do I stir the mix?
Answer: It is a balance between ensuring that the epoxy is sufficiently mixed, but to not put excess bubbles into the mix. Or in the case of deep pour resins, that you don't put excessive heat into the mix that could potentially cause the mixture to 'exotherm'. As a general guide you should mix for around 2 minutes. Thicker products like Coaty and Cascade will take longer to mix than thinner resins such as Ocean or Mariana. You should mix until you cannot see any lines / creases in the mixture which is unmixed Part B hardener.
Is Vista vegan?
Answer: We have consulted suppliers associated with the raw materials and container, and they have confirmed that their products are vegan.
Will it affect if it is a bit warmer in the room?
Answer: The warmer the temperature, the thinner the resin and faster the reaction (which will eventually thicken up the resin once it is mixed). So a warm room is recommended. Temperatures below 15oC will potentially cause amine blush and other undesireable surface defects. You can read our blog post here for other products you need to achieve a successful Vista Art Resin project!
What happens it I pour lower than the recommended depth?
Answer: Epoxy resins cure by a heat reaction. You can read more about how epoxy resins cure in our blog post here. Heat for the reaction comes from ambient temperature and heat from the reaction. At lower depths, the rate of reaction is less and so the mixture is slower curing. A resin meant for application at depths of more than 10mm like Vista Stream will cure very slowly at depths below 10mm. And the opposite is also true, a resin meant for thinner sections like Cascade will exotherm if poured at a deeper depth like 60mm.
Can I get rid of sticky patches?
Answer: Sticky patches are the result of either curing in very cold conditions, or excess bubbles created during the mixing process which have formed together and become sticky because they contain uncured resin. But there is a way to prevent this from happening and remove them if it does happen. Ensure your room is at least 15oC temperaturew where the epoxy resin is curing. And secondly, to remove micro bubbles simply pass over with a heat gun or torch which will remove the bubbles. You can also physically remove them using your mixing stick which works really well. You can see above more information about removing bubbles. But bubbles are either 1) curing in cold conditions or 2) the formatino of micro bubbles.
The mixing ratio of Vista Art Resins is 100:50 in Epoxy:Hardener. That means you use twice the amount of epoxy as you do hardener in a given mix.
Mixing Process - Air:
It is important that excessive amounts of air are not introduced during the mixing process. Therefore, we recommend to mix using a handheld stirrer, or slow speed stirrer, taking care to not fold air into the mix. Keep the mixing tool contained within the resin mix throughout the mixing process.
Mixing Process - Fully Mixed:
Stir through the edge and bottom of the mixing cup as material will settle there. Ideally, pour into a clean mixing cup and mix again until the mixture is streak-free. This ensures that the resin A-component and hardener B-component are completely mixed together. Failure to completely mix the resin will result in streaks contained within the final resin system.
Vista Art Resin cures from an exorthermic reaction. Pour the resin-hardener mixture onto the surface to be coated immediately after mixing, as the product may boil in the mixing cup depending on the system and the amount of substance.
Ensure the surface is secure, and all holes and voids have been sealed. If you are covering objects such as coins, ensure they are fixed to the surface.
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You can start with an epoxy resin primer to seal the substrate and reduce air bubbles. To do so, simply use a portion of the same mixed clear epoxy resin on to the working surface. Allow the primer to cure until tack free (if used).
Pour the mixed Vista Art Resin on to the surface to be treated and spread using a roller or a spatula. For larger floors, it is possible to use a pin rake. We recommend to use polyamide rollers.
Vista Art Resin is self levelling, and so all surfaces should be sealed prior to application. Tape, contact adhesive or shuttering can all be employed to ensure a fully water tight base prior to application.
Care should be taken to not allow movement of the resin during the curing process. This can create lines or folds in the finished resin.
Be careful to not apply in excess of the recommended thickness for each layer, or you may see yellowing or excessive air bubbles appear.
You can gently pass over with warm air or place in a heat cupboard to aid removal of air bubbles.
|Alternative Names||Art Resin, Casting Resin, Epoxy Resin|
|Size||3kg, 7.5kg, 15kg, 30kg|
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|UV Resistance / Stability||UV Resistant (Absorbers, Interruptors & Brighteners included in Formulation)|
|Gasoline/ Diesel Resistance||Chemical Resistant|
|Minimum Application Temp||15oC (low temperatures will significantly elongate curing times)|
|Maximum Application Temp||25oC (high temperatures can cause yellowing / excessive bubbles)|
|Recommended Thickness||10 to 30mm|
|Curing Schedule Guide||De-mould Time: 48 Hours @ 20oC|
|Brand||Vista (Manufactured by Vuba)|
|Coverage Rate Guidance||1kg per mm per m2|
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