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How To Protect Resin Art And Statues In The Winter?


The Cold weather temperature is extreme for outdoor art and statutory. Resin art is no exception to the bitter cold and lowered temperature of the winter. The outdoor elements can be harsh no matter the season, but the cold weather can cause severe damage to resin art.

Yes, resin artwork and sculpture can get damaged when left out in cold weather. One of the simplest ways to protect your outdoor resin art is to bring them indoors. Taking the art from the outside and storing them in the winter can prevent art pieces from interacting with the freezing snow and strong winds.

Having a deliberate plan to make sure your garden art is protected in the winter months. Understanding the conditions detrimental to the garden art’s survival is essential. Knowing what is harmful to your garden art will guide how to ensure your art’s longevity and survivability.

In certain instances, your resin art can experience damage from cold temperatures. Knowing how to resolve the issue requires intensive care and regular treatment subsequently. 

Can Resin Statues Stay Outside In The Winter?

Resin reacts differently in cold weather compared to warm temperatures. The resin’s viscosity and ability to mold are significantly affected during the creation process of resin artwork. For new artists attempting to use resin, this can be a challenge and result in big mistakes that are difficult to resolve.

Depending on the resin product, each has its temperature limits that adversely affect the creation of resin art. The optimal temperature for the most resin is 25 degrees Celsius or 77 Degrees Fahrenheit. The optimal temperature allows for faster and easier curing of the resin.

The cold temperature setting will likely lead to the high viscosity of the resin. The higher the viscosity, the more difficult it is to pour and create the resin art. Another common problem is the higher density will lead to difficulty adding and mixing the resin solution with other vital elements in the resin art creation process.

The cold temperature also affects the curing of the resin. Cold temperatures make it hard when the resin is left alone to harden. The high viscosity makes it difficult the release gases in the resin. With the slow hardening of the resin during the curing process, the resin has trapped bubbles in the resin. This can be seen in the presence of a bubble effect that can be seen in the resin artwork.

How to prevent cold temperatures affecting resin art creation.

Warm up the resin – Applying heat to the resin before the pouring and mixing stage. By heating the resin, you will be able to increase the viscosity of the resin. Be careful to read the manufactures instruction to find the optimal temperature for the resin.

You can warm the resin by simply using your hair dryer. Before applying the external heat, check the resin’s current temperaturen. Once the current temperature has been determined, you can begin blowing hot air into the resin solution. Periodically, check the temperature of the resin with your temperature until you reach the optimal temperature advised by the manufacturer.

Store the resin in a warm condition. Have the resin ingredients stored in a warm place. Avoid storing the resin in your shed or if you have a cold basement. The resin tends to be affected by ambient conditions. Having the resin stored in warm conditions allows for ease of use and prevents the additional steps to warm up the resin.

How to Protect Resin Statues and Figurines in the Winter

Extreme temperatures tend to affect the structure adversely. Each climatic conditions have its own way of damaging the resin structure differently.

The extreme winter temperature does result in the resin art experiencing contractions and expansion. This mechanical reaction can lead to cracks forming on the surface.

In the winter, consider covering up your statuses and garden art that have the tendency to collect or retain water. For statues and art pieces that are too heavy or secured in place, the only option is to cover them with a waterproof tarp or cover. 

For statues that can be relocated, move the art pieces to a dry indoor away from the harsh winter weather. The indoor area conditions can be controlled, reducing the possibility of your resin figures being adversely affected.

Be careful during the relocation process from damaging or dropping your concrete art. You don’t want to end up with a more significant problem fixing damages that require extensive repairs. The method of moving your statues needs to be planned out carefully. Pay special attention to intricate and delicate parts that may come off during the statue’s movement.

Check out this blog post for tips on taking care of your resin garden art in the summer months,.

How to repair resin art damaged by cold weather

Cracks can be identified during the warm summer months. Inspect the surface for any small cracks and fractures. You can fill the gaps with resin. 

The application of resin can be made by both experienced and newbies. Fixing a small crack is easier to resolve than having a big one that can result in a loss of structural stability for your art pieces.

Fix the damage as soon as the crack appears. Applying the resin when it’s small is recommended to mitigate the issue being made worse.

Begin by sanding down the crack to smooth the surface in and around the damaged area. Once the sanding is complete. Apply the resin to fill the crack. Check out this blog post for an in-depth tutorial on repairing your damaged resin statue,.

Check these related posts on how you protect your resin outdoor art from harmful UV light/the sun.

Ginny Orenge

Hi, my name is Ginny, home and garden decor ideas is a family business specializing in inspiring you in getting in making your own craft at home. I have also loved creating my own art at home. I hope to share my tips in creating both home and garden decorations that you can be proud off.

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