February 11, 2019 3 min read

Did you recently apply epoxy resin and realized that you either missed a spot or that you made a slight mistake. While a lot of individuals will just take the loss and pretend it is not there. For many, the slightest mistake will constantly haunt them. So what do they do now? Where do they go from here? Do they simply start over? Many of those individuals will attempt to add an epoxy resin second coat. But is this okay? The experts atMaverick Composites are here to inform you if this is a wise choice. We are the best professionals to trust all across the USA.

All Signs Point To Yes

If you are looking to add a second layer to your epoxy resin because you messed up a little, we say go for it! You can also pour multiple layers if you need to cover areas of high relief, if you are pouring into a mold or if you simply like the look of a thicker coat.  It is important to remember the ideal EcoPoxy pour is 1/8". If you pour any thicker, you may end up with trapped bubbles in your cured resin that were not able to escape to the top to get torched out. This will just result in another mistake, which is the last thing you want. You can layer EcoPoxy in multiple coats, as high as you would like, as long as you pour in 1/8" increments.  

How Do You Apply An Epoxy Resin Second Coat?

First, sand down the entire surface of your piece with coarse sandpaper. Sanding will not only get out the imperfection but will also serve to provide some tooth between the first and second layers.

It will look very scuffed in the short term but do not worry, once you pour the second coat over top, all of those sanding marks will disappear.

Wipe away any of sanding debris before you pour your next coat of well measured, well-mixed EcoPocy over the top, then cover with a dust cover to make sure you avoid any of those imperfections a second time and you should be good to go!

What About Multiple Layers?

First, you can wait for 24 hrs after your first pour, sand down the whole piece with coarse sandpaper to create some tooth and pour your second coat at that point, as originally described. Repeat until you reach the thickness you desire.

Second, to save you some time, you can wait for 3-5 hrs after your first pour, to where the resin has reached a jelly-like state. Instead of sanding, you'll pour the second coat on at that time: the stickiness of the resin will provide the tooth and the curing will happen simultaneously between the two layers, bonding them together very nicely. Repeat these steps until you reach the thickness you desire.

Call Us Today

If you are attempting to get an epoxy resin second coat, go for it. Just be sure to get your EcoPoxy resin with us! If you have any questions about our resin, please do not hesitate to call. We have the most experienced staff in the industry, and for no additional cost, we will be happy to answer all of your questions and walk you through the entire process. Call us now! We ship anywhere across the United States.