Do I need to polish sanded resin on a painting before adding the next layer?

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      LaDon
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      I had raised areas that I sanded to get a more even flow. Do I need to polish those areas to a shine before adding another layer? Will the fine scratches and cloudy area show through? I’m pretty new to this and greatly appreciate your help.
      Thanks!
      LaDon

    • #11938 Reply
      Katherine Swift
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      Yes, the scratches will show. You need to finish sanding with a 1000 grit or higher sandpaper before pouring the next layer of resin.

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      Nancy Crockett
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      I painted and epoxied my bathroom countertop. It lolooks great except for some bubbles. I believe I didnt let the temperature be warm enough. Can I sand with 1000 grit and the put another layer on? I was considering putting glitter on countertop and applying 2nd coat, would that work and hide bubbles? Thanks

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        Katherine Swift
        Keymaster

        Hi Nancy,

        Yes, sanding down the resin then recoating will allow you to get rid of the bubbles. Start with a coarse sandpaper (like a 400 grit), then sand it down with finer grits ending with 1000 or higher. One thousand grit sandpaper won’t take off much resin to start.

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