Will resin add weight?

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    Katherine Swift
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    This question comes from Anna:

    I am planning to do Pebeo resin mixed with vitrail glass paint application (it’s like a acrylic dirty flow application) to update my old acrylic top patio table. I’m curious if you think the epoxy will strengthen the table top, or simply add more weight and cause if to potentially crumble.

    #8886 Reply

    Katherine Swift
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    Hi Anna,

    What a good question! The resin, regardless of brand, will definitely add weight. If you are worried the legs of the table cannot hold the extra weight, then I’m afraid resin isn’t a good choice here. I tend to think of resin in this situation as a decorative and/or protective coating, but unfortunately nothing that I would consider strengthening the table.

    #8896 Reply

    Anna

    I’m not concerned for the legs as they are metal, but the acrylic top. It’s funny, I always thought the top was tempered glass. I’m wondering if the resin will seep into the acrylic and strengthen it.

    #8897 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Hmm. I’m curious how this will work out. If it were glass, I wouldn’t be worried. Acrylic may bend.

    If you do this, would you mind letting us how it goes?

    #8938 Reply

    Anna Kim

    It totally worked, no sagging. I will try to include a link to a picture. I need to finish up the edges a little. http://pin.it/IeMz4D4

    #8940 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the picture. Love it!!

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