posted by Ahijoy on September 5, 2022
How To Seal Vinyl On Tumblers With Epoxy?
You don’t have to carry around that plain tumbler anymore. It’s time to customize it with a personalized vinyl decal and flaunt your work of art as you happily sip away!
Hello happy crafters! Take out your vinyl and tools, it is time to work on that tumbler you so love to carry almost everywhere. Once you have transferred a vinyl decal on it to make it distinctive and eye-catching, you would definitely want to enhance its longevity.
The very first option that comes to mind is to seal it with epoxy resin. Here we present a detailed lowdown on why you should seal your tumbler and how to go about it.
A Word About Epoxy
Epoxy resin or polyepoxide is a reactive prepolymer and an adhesive which is used to glue back broken pieces or seal an object. It contains two mixtures which have to be mixed together and added to the object. Then the mixture hardens and forms a coating on the object.
It is an extremely strong adhesive so it will not budge, and you have to wear gloves while handling it. Nowadays, it is used in electronics, repairs, artwork and as a sealant. In this article we shall focus on epoxy as a sealant and curing agent.
Why Should You Seal Your Vinyl Decal?
Vinyl is susceptible to external conditions ruining its overall look and longevity. Therefore, sealing your vinyl can act as a protective barrier between the vinyl and outside environment.
If you plan on using your vinyl project outdoors, a sealant will protect it from harmful UV rays and the vinyl color will not fade. Moreover, vinyl projects like mugs, glasses or tumblers have to be repeatedly washed and so, over a period of time, they start wearing and tearing.
By adding a sealant, you can use your DIY product for longer and it will maintain its look. It will also prevent peeling and increase the durability of the vinyl decal.
Note: Use a good quality food safe Epoxy Resin that is approved by FDA.
Sealing Vinyl With Epoxy
Epoxy works exceptionally when paired with a tumbler to seal vinyl decals on top of it. Now that you have seen all the benefits of sealing your vinyl, let's look at how exactly to do it.