Is epoxy resin hazardous?
Using epoxy resin can be harmful; if not used properly, one can become sensitized to the epoxy components. To avoid sensitization, it is important to take safety precautions when using epoxy, use proper gloves and goggles and avoid getting in touch with the epoxy resin.
What pigments can I use in epoxy?
There is a range of pigments that can be used with epoxies, mica powder, polyester pigments, aniline dye (dry water-based or dry alcohol-based). You shouldn’t use more than 1% to keep the curing properties of the epoxy resin optimum.
Can I layer a surface with multiple coatings of epoxy?
Yes, it is possible to put a coat of epoxy on cured epoxy. The first layer has to be lightly sanded before the next coat.
How to repair cracks and scratches in epoxy?
The cracks or scratches can be repaired easily. To repair the damage, you need to remove the paint, sand the epoxy until it is smooth and has a matt white surface. After removing the dust, coat the area with epoxy and then paint it.
Is it possible to stain epoxy?
Epoxy has exceptional resistance, so oils or fluids can not penetrate its surface. However, some substances can leave a stain on epoxy floorings, such as animal urine, cola, or soft drinks.
On what type of surfaces can we use epoxy?
Epoxy resin can be used on any hard surface such as metal, tile, or concrete. It can be used to give a protective and aesthetic layer.
How can I get rid of bubbles formed in epoxy resin?
It is pretty easy to get rid of bubbles if they are formed in epoxy resin. A heat gun can be used to heat the resin, and thinning it out will allow the bubbles to escape.
Why did my epoxy turn white?
Epoxy can look white because of air bubbles trapped in them. This is only temporary and can be fixed. It is usually caused by working the epoxy too much.