You would like to get into the art of resin, but you don't know which resin you can use to realize your dream project? Before you get started and venture into the first projects, you should know the fundamental differences. Because not every resin is equally suitable for a project. In this post I would like to address the two most important areas of application of resin that you should definitely know: Resin type number 1: for a coating layer: These resins are often called laminating resin, top coat, coating resin or resin for art. What all these resins have in common is that they can only be applied about 1-2 cm high. Their consistency is often like honey and they‘re therefore quite suitable for applying to a surface. The time it takes for the resin to harden is between 4 and 24 hours, depending on the resin brand. These products can also be used to create works of art directly on canvas if the resin is colored beforehand. For example beach pictures, geodes or abstract pictures. Resin type number 2: for casting objects: You will find this type of resin under the name cast resin or casting resin. These synthetic resins are rather thin, like water, and therefore have the advantage that air bubbles can escape more easily. They are suitable for casting deeper objects in silicone molds or for making tables (like rivertables) where you use a lot of resin at once. The hardening time for these resins is between 12 and 72 hours. Enough time for air bubbles to completely escape. Casting resins are also designed in such a way that they do not heat up so much, which is what makes casting large quantities possible in the first place. As a little guide to make your decision, I would like to give you an insight into which types of resin I use depending on the project.