I'm hoping to get to casting replacement heads soon for a new puppet i'm working on, but those days I don't have access to a studio with its own fun ventilation, and I'm wondering how you store your stuff.
Specifically, i'll be working with polyurethane resin (somewhat unrelated but : likely smooth cast 300 series, either 300 or 305. I've only worked with fast cast before but it's not easily available in the country i'm in right now, so if anyone has thoughts or advice on the smooth cast 300 series, i'll take it!), and I want to make sure i'm storing this safely since i'll be storing it at home. When using it, i'm outdoors, wearing gloves, respirator and all, but when i'm done using it, how will I store it? How will I make sure the bottles are shut well enough and that there's no residue spilling into my home? Do you have ways to make sure the bottles are safe to store? Or am I simply worrying too much haha, I just want to make sure i'm taking all the precautions I can.
I have access to a little garden shed but i'm afraid the shift in temperatures may harm the product, nights get pretty cold.
If you are not happy with just screwing the lid on the container tight and wiping off any dribbles on the outside, you could put the container in a ziplock bag, or a sealable plastic tub, to provide a second line of defence. Or the container inside the bag inside the tub, if you are paranoid. I don't use fastcast or polyurethane resins much so I don't know about those. At least they don't have a strong smell like polyester resin, but I know you can't judge the toxicity by smell alone. You could look up the safety data, either on a piece of paper that came with it, or online, see what it says.
Like you, I don't have an extractor fan in my studio so I do some things outside, mainly spray painting with cans and polyester resin casting or laminating.
thank you! i'll do that!