Nothing is more frustrating than your antiques or family heirlooms degrade with the test of time. But one of the perks of wood is its ability to be transformed to its original state with a little TLC and the right products.
Deep pour epoxy resin is the go-to product for restoring old wooden furniture and we’ll walk you through the details below.
What is Epoxy Resin?
Epoxy resin is a liquid chemical that is stored in two parts and when combined creates a solid adhesive. It can be used to seal wooden surfaces, fill in gaps and nicks, or even hold two previously broken parts together. Epoxy resin is our top choice because of its liquid format to start. This allows you to create a strong adhesive in any shape, curve, or bend since it forms to your mold then hardens.
Fill in Gaps and Dents with Epoxy Resin
If your wooden furniture is pretty banged up, it might be time to re-seal it to not only give it a flat, smooth surface, but to also prevent further damage. Epoxy is the perfect choice, especially when you’ve got a brand that is FDA approved food safe, and UV resistant for your outdoor furniture.
Filling in a small dent or gap or resealing your whole table can be done in a few easy steps:
First you’ll need an epoxy resin that suits your needs, do your research and make sure it’s made locally in the U.S.A. for the highest quality product.
Second, you’ll want to measure the amount of epoxy you’ll need. This will ensure you buy the correct amount, and mix the right amount so none goes to waste.
Lastly, read the directions on your epoxy resin carefully then you can mix and pour!
Seal Your Wooden Surfaces with Epoxy Resin
One of the ways to give your wooden furniture extra life is by giving them a top-coat of epoxy resin. This protects the wood from further damage, and gives you a smooth surface to use.
Similar to filling in the gaps and nicks in your table, you’ll want to make sure that you have the proper epoxy and correct amounts. The additional things to keep in mind relate to your working space.
Since you’re resealing your tabletop with epoxy resin, you’ll want to make sure that all of your edges get covered which means this will be a little messier! It’s important that you have a drop cloth or tarp to keep the area clean.
Adhering Wood Together with Epoxy Resin
Another benefit to epoxy resin is its strength. If you’ve broken your table, epoxy can help piece it back together. Just like in the examples above, you need to find the right epoxy, measure it out, and have a clean working area.
In addition, you’ll also need a mold. Since your pieces of wood are seperated, they’ll need to be encased in a mold for the epoxy to harden and cure. Do lots of research on the appropriate mold for your project since it will differ depending on the size.