Why is epoxy used for restoring the wounded wood and also for waterproofing purposes?
Epoxy sealer is thin enough to immerse and restore decayed and punky wood, but also it is thick enough to seal and prevent decay.
Epoxy can give wood a watertight and flexible finish. In most circumstances, it is an excellent cover for wooden projects that will be exposed to rain or weather.
However, in some cases, it is not good to use epoxy as a finish. But, you can s
till get the benefits of epoxy by using it as a sealer before affecting your overcoat (top layer of your wood).
Although the process of epoxy sealing will increase the time duration of your project, the thing is the more effort will pay off with considerably improved durability and decreased maintenance costs.
How to use epoxy resin on wounded woods?
I. Step 1
Sand, the surface of the wood plain, to make it smooth. The surface should be flat and free from uneven small spikes, ways, or voids.
II. Step 2
Extract all dirt from the plan with a sticky cloth. Any trash left on the design surface at this time will become permanently bonded to the surface when the epoxy is used.
III. Step 3
Lay newspapers or cloth below the project. Because once the epoxy got settle between the wounded spot, its hard to separate from the supreme surface.
IV. Step 4
Drain the epoxy resin-expert.com and hardener into a neat and dry container. Move slowly and carefully with a stick.
V. Step 5
Apply epoxy using a fiber brush. Start from the middle of the project surface. Always remember you have to start from the wet surface then move toward the dry area of the project.
VI. Step 6
Check for dry points or spots while painting. Penetrable woods can consume a large amount of epoxy while you work. Aim for a uniform layer.
VII. Step 7
Let the resin dry for 24 hours in a dust-free place.
Pros and Cons
- Crystal Clear
- More than enough pot time
- Cure time is good
- The overall quality of the resin is more than satisfactory
- You might need a vacuum pump to remove tiny little air bubbles attached to the bottom of the mold
- Hot air blower is recommended to remove the air bubbles
- Resin is thick (due to extended shelf life) and has to place in a boiling water tray for clean mixing with hardener
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