Frequently Asked Questions

What is resin art?


Resin is a two part liquid chemical compound, when combined it causes a chemical reaction which in turn causes the resin to harden. Once cured, the finish is smooth and glossy!  
We use a high quality epoxy resin for my work called ArtResin.


All pieces of artwork, functional and otherwise are made at our home in Tipperary. Each wooden piece is hand cut & sanded before the resin is applied. Every piece of resin art is completely unique, no two pieces will ever be the exact same!

 

Resin has an overall smooth shiny finish but some pieces may have small imperfections on the surface of the resin such as fine bubbles, ripples or small particles that have found a way to the piece and cured within the resin during its 24-48 hour drying stage. Should you wish, I can send additional pictures/videos of all pieces if required. 

Can you do custom pieces?


Of course, if you are looking for a custom piece of resin art for your home or office, we would love to help bring your vision to life! Choose your favourite colours or those that match your interior choices, the size and shape you desire and allow us to provide you with a competitive quote for your bespoke piece of  resin artwork. For enquiries, please email galteeresinart@gmail.com

How do I care for my serving boards and resin products?

Our pieces are handcrafted from the highest quality wood sourced from Irish suppliers. Wood will last for generations if looked after properly. After each use, rinse your board with warm soapy water, dry with a soft cloth and allow it to stand to dry thoroughly. This will help maintain the durability of your board. Serving boards should not be placed in a dishwasher under any circumstance, as this can cause the wood to warp or splinter as well as damaging the resin. If you would like to disinfect your piece, white vinegar works a treat. To keep your piece looking beautiful, we also recommend you oil the wood with a food safe oil every few weeks or months, this depends on how often you use it, of course! To clean the resin surface use a microfibre (soft) cloth, avoid using rough materials as this can cause scratches on the resin.


All resin homewares are created with heatproof resin which can withstand heat from items such hot drinks made with freshly boiled water, however the resin is not made to withstand anything hotter as this could affect the resin. Avoid using knives on the resin art portion of chopping boards as this will cause scratching, however using knives on the wooden part of boards is fine to do.

How do I oil my board?

We recommend you periodically oil your serving board with a food safe oil to keep your board looking beautiful (contact us for more information on this, if required!)  Coconut oil works well and is available in most supermarkets, it also smells divine! We also love Bees Knees Clean and Feed, google to find a supplier near you. Apply your oil to the piece, making sure it is completely covered. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes. The oil will absorb into the wood. Any excess can be wiped off using a soft cloth (microfibre cloths are great). This will leave you with a beautifully treated board, ready for your next family gathering or cheese & wine with friends! 

 

How do I clean resin paintings?

 

To clean a resin painting and avoid surface scratching, use a clean, slightly damp microfibre/soft cloth  using small circular motions. You can also use a small amount of glass cleaner on your resin paintings.

If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact us!