How to Make Resin Tiles

If you want to complete a resin countertop, decorate a table, make homemade drink coasters or flat paperweights, using casting resin is a great way to make handmade resin tiles. This special resin starts as a liquid and hardens into a permanent and durable piece of solid resin. Resin kits make casting resin a practical way to make your own jewelry, decorative objects and clear tiles. Create a simple tile or an entire set of tiles to decorate your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Silicone tile mold

  • Mold release spray

  • Resin hardener

  • Casting resin

  • Disposable measuring cup

  • Craft stick

  • Liquid resin pigment

  • Metal file

Step 1

Spray a silicone tile mold with mold release spray and set aside.

Step 2

Mix 10 drops resin hardener per 1 oz. casting resin in a disposable measuring cup. Stir the mixture with a craft stick for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add liquid resin pigment slowly to the mixture. Use a small amount for a light shade of color and a large amount for a darker shade. Stop adding the pigment once you reach the shade you prefer.

Step 4

Pour the resin mixture in the mold until it is full.

Step 5

Blow air over the resin's surface to remove bubbles. The carbon dioxide in your breath will cause them to burst. Let the tile sit for 2 to 3 hours.

Step 6

Pull the sides of the silicone mold away from the tile and lift the tile out with your fingers to remove it.

Step 7

Sand rough edges with a metal file.

Warning

Ventilate your workspace to avoid fume inhalation. Wear a painter's mask and latex gloves while working with resin to protect yourself.