Step 6: Paint the Epoxy

paint the epoxy
Photo: Brian Wilder
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Epoxy breaks down in sunlight, so it needs to be painted. The next day, after the repair hardens, Stahl sands it smooth, first with 80-grit paper, then 100-grit, then 220-grit. An acrylic primer is next, followed by two coats of 100-percent acrylic paint.
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    Tools List

    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • paintbrush
      Paint brush
    • dremel
      Dremel or rotary tool

    Shopping List

    1. BORATE WOOD PRESERVATIVE

    2. EPOXY

    3. EPOXY PRIMER

    4. PLASTIC MIXING BOARD & PUTTY KNIFE
    (Epoxy doesn't stick to hard, plastic surfaces, so plastic supplies can be cleaned and reused)

    5. ACRYLIC PRIMER

    6. 100-PERCENT ACRYLIC PAINT