Did you know epoxy resin is waterproof? If not, you’re missing out on the greatest thing since bread for fixing things around your home. Mixed resin creates a waterproof, chemical-resistant, and strong bond.
The properties of epoxy can help you tackle many tasks around your home. So, let’s dive into the world of epoxy and discover some of its most creative and waterproof applications.
How is epoxy waterproof?
Epoxy is a two-part adhesive that consists of a resin and a hardener. When mixed together, the two liquids harden to form a solid and durable bond resistant to water and chemicals. This hardening (also called curing) takes hours to days depending on the epoxy resin you’re using.
What should you know before using epoxy to waterproof?
While epoxy might be waterproof, it isn’t heat resistant. Cured epoxy can take the heat of a warm item, but generally nothing hotter than 120F.
Some waterproof epoxy cures hard, while others are soft and bendy after curing. Harder resins are more durable, but bendy curing resins are less likely to crack.
You should only use epoxy to waterproof clean surfaces. It won’t stick to anything greasy or oily.
Use #1: Sealing leaks in pipes
If you have a leaky pipe, use epoxy to waterproof and close the hole. Once the epoxy hardens, it will create a waterproof seal that can prevent further leaks.
A lot faster than calling a plumber.
You can also use epoxy to seal cracks or holes in your bathtub, sink, or toilet. Use epoxy to fill them in and create a smooth, waterproof surface.
Use #2: Repairing boat hulls
Elements like water, sun, and salt can damage boats over time. You can use epoxy to fix cracks, holes, or damage to your boat’s hull. After the epoxy hardens, you can also sand it to create a smooth surface and paint the resin if needed.
Use #3: Fixing jewelry
Resin is a great glue and can join broken clasps or chains. You can also use it to permanently adhere stones and cabochons to jewelry findings.
Use #4: Repairing loose tiles
If you have cracked or chipped tiles in your home, you can use epoxy to glue them down. You can also add a color pigment to the epoxy to match the color of your grout. Once the epoxy has hardened, you can sand it down to create a smooth surface.
Use #5: Fixing phone cases
And because I can’t pass up the chance for a real-life resin experiment, here ya go…. 😉
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