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How to Apply an Epoxy Resin Finish

If you’re looking for an impervious wood finish that hardens quickly and covers in one coat, a resin finish is just the answer. This two-part finish is mixed together from epoxy resin and a hardener. Here’s how to apply a smooth, even coat.

Pour in hardener

Pour the resin down the side of the measuring cup into the hardener. This will reduce air in the mixture.
Mix Epoxy
Fold the resin into the hardener slowly, using a wooden stick, scraping the sides for a thorough mix.
Spread Epoxy
Spread the mixture evenly across the surface using a putty knife. Low spots will level out.

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