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Posted on Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

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#1 posted 08-18-2016 08:31 PM

Thanks for the responses. The main reason I don’t want to use a bar finish is that I only need enough to cover the handle of a very small tool I am making and the bar finish is rather pricey when you don’t think you will use it again any time soon.

I decided to give it a try on some scraps. I am experimenting with both the 5 minute and 30 minute Devcon epoxy I already have. The 30 minute definitely went on smoother and seemed easier to apply with an acid brush but the 5 minute actually went on fairly easily too. Initial look may be a little too thick so I may experiment with applying with a brush and then immediately wiping it off with a rag before it starts to set so that the wood grain shows through better. I will post back in a day or two once I get final results.

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