March 25, 2019 2 min read

Using epoxy resin to upgrade furniture is a great choice instead of simply getting rid of old pieces all together. This gives you the opportunity to become creative. AtMaverick Composites, we are experts in wood epoxy and want to make sure you have all the tips and trick you need to get the best result. We specialize in epoxy resin for wood. We are based in Jupiter, however, we are available to everyone across the United States.

How Do You Use It?

Are you thinking about using epoxy resin for wood? The resin is a natural or synthetic viscous liquid substance, often used in various industrial processes. The two-part epoxy resin consists of two liquid materials that, once they are mixed start a hardening process. It is a very useful substance when you want to shape, glue or put a glassing over an item. Here, we will explain everything you need to know when using these materials.

Firstly, before using any resin product, you should carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions with the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

The majority of all resins are nontoxic and made from organic materials. If the resin is in liquid form, it can irritate your eye and skin, however, after it hardens it is not an irritator anymore. When operating with epoxy resins, the following precautions are advised:

  • Do your work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Get yourself a respirator with the right filters, if you work with resin regularly.
  • Always wear safety glasses and gloves
  • Wet-sand your resin to minimize resin dust
  • Dispose of your resin in line with the manufacturer recommendation

Check Out These Wood Epoxy Terms

When working with epoxy, it is essential to become familiar with the following terms:

  • Resin: The first part of your two-part formula.
  • Hardener: The second part of your two-part formula.
  • Mixing ratio: The exact proportion of the first and the second part as described by the manufacturer.
  • Cure time: The time required for the mixed formula to harden.
  • Pot life: The time after the mixed formula begins to thicken.
  • High viscosity: A liquid that is thick and doesn’t flow much.
  • Low viscosity: A liquid state that is thin and flows easily.
  • Epoxy resin adhesive: A component that is primarily used as glue. Mostly available at hardware stores.
    • The Characteristics:
      • Fast cure time
      • Short pot life
      • High viscosity
      • Chemical Odor
  • Epoxy resin: A component mostly used for coating and casting. It is available primarily at jewelry suppliers, craft stores and surf shops.
    • Characteristics:
      • Longer cure time
      • Longer pot life
      • Lower viscosity
      • Less Odor

Call Us Today

Get your wood epoxy resin with us! If you have any questions about working with epoxy resin for wood, 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. We are located in Jupiter, FL.Call us now! We ship anywhere across the United States.