Why Does Room Temperature Matter?

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Why Does Room Temperature Matter?

Why Does Room Temperature Matter?

By: April Greenlaw

     

You may ask yourself why does room temperature matter for my project? What can happen if it's not at temperature? In this blog we will be talking about why room temperature plays such an important role when recasting with Ekopel 2K. What the proper temperature is, and how to achieve it. We will also go over the things that can happen if the rooms are not at the proper temperature.   

First let's talk about why room temperature is so important. The room temperature is an important prep step because it could make or break your project, much like other prep work. If the room temperature isn't correct the material won't be able to flow the way it's supposed to. If the material can't work the way it's supposed to then that leaves room for errors. Depending on how hot or cold the material is, it could take days to dry or the material will not want to stick to the tub at all.  

Next the recommended room temperature for any Ekopel 2K projects is 72-75 degrees fahrenheit. To accomplish this room temperature if your room is too cold: simply place a portable space heater in the room with the door closed. We recommend doing this for at least 12 hours prior to application, during application, and during the dry time. If it's too hot in the room we recommend using a portable A/C unit. Place in the room with the door closed for at least 12 hours prior to application, during the application, and during the dry time.   

Lastly if the room temperature is too cold the material won't want to dry. In some cases if it's just a little colder than the recommended temperature, it may just take the project an extra day or two to dry. If it's extreme cold the material may not dry at all. So not too big of an issue if it's too cold, the real problem is humidity. If it's a hot humid day where you are and you attempt to apply the material, the material won't want to stick. This can cause an orange peel type of texture. If you end up with a mistake from room temp it can most likely be fixed with a little sanding and buffing or even our pour on touch up kit!!

 


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