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Forum topic by NoWhiskeyWoodworking posted 10-28-2021 12:36 AM 276 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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10-28-2021 12:36 AM

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Just started playing around a bit with epoxy/resin to fill and decorate a declivity in a wood piece.

Was wondering… can epoxy/resin be used as a viable finish?

I ask because I like how it looks on the wood. Could it be brushed on with a foam brush?

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."


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Kelly

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#1 posted 10-28-2021 04:27 AM

Maybe. SNORT

This is something I did about forty years ago, so. . . .

Seriously, I used to mix batches, pour them and spread them using epoxies that had five to ten minutes work time before the smoke would start.

ONE of the keys to success is, SEAL the wood with poly before starting. Otherwise, it will bleed air into the resin and you won’t be able to take it out with a torch, because it will just keep coming and coming and. . . .

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#2 posted 10-28-2021 10:53 AM

Epoxy usually doesn’t do well as brushed on. At least in my experience. It’s always a pour finish.
I do however inject it into small voids with a syringe

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#3 posted 10-28-2021 11:26 AM

Thank you! I think for this project I’m working on, I’ll stick to a finish I kind of understand!

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 04:44 PM

All those large tables, above, were done via a combination of pouring and brushing.

In fact, it was over ten or fifteen years in I learned I “couldn’t do vertical surfaces” with it, but which I had been doing using the methods mentioned (I used to buy my 50-50 epoxy mix in five gallon drums).

My old step-side interior, including the dash, glove box cover, ashtray, stereo frame, shifter, console were all epoxy coated. That required working vertical surfaces too.


Epoxy usually doesn’t do well as brushed on. At least in my experience. It’s always a pour finish.
I do however inject it into small voids with a syringe

- Rwolinski


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