Epoxy is an extremely durable glue used for all kinds of repair jobs around the home. It can fill gaps, it’s waterproof, and a great all-purpose adhesive. Epoxy glue is sold in two-component packages you need to mix, but it’s actually really easy to use. Even for novice DIYers! Read on to find out how to use epoxy glue!
Epoxy is sold in two-component parts that have to be mixed. So, if you’ve been wondering how epoxy works, here are the basics. The two components of epoxy are a resin and a hardener. When the two parts are mixed together they react to form a tough plastic that is used as an adhesive on all kinds of materials.
A few tips and tricks help to make sure you know how to use epoxy glue in the most effective way.
Epoxy glue can be used for the following projects:
- carpentry and woodwork
- repairs involving fibreglass
- filling gaps in wood and metal
- reinforcing bolts
- jewellery making
- and many, many more!
Before you get started with epoxy glue:
- make sure you choose the right adhesive for your materials – Unibond’s Epoxy Repair range offers an epoxy glue for wood, plastic and metal
- cover your work surface with a cloth so any excess glue can be removed quickly and easily
- choose a well-ventilated room or space in your home before you start mixing and applying the epoxy
- check out the safety instructions and directions on the package
- wear rubber gloves and goggles or some other form of eye protection
Epoxy glue comes in different formulations for different materials, so it’s important to assess your project to make sure you get the right adhesive.
Unibond’s Epoxy Repair range is a great place to start because you’re sure to find an epoxy which suits your needs. Plus, they’re perfect for both experienced and novice DIYers as they come in easy-to-use dispensers. What’s more, all of these epoxy glues can be sanded, drilled and painted yet leave no trace of the repair!
For a quick and easy fix we recommend Unibond’s All Purpose 1 Minute Epoxy. It’s heat and frost resistant and can be applied to many materials for repairs both inside and outside the house. It also does what it says on the tin and sets in just one minute! If you think you might need a bit more time, then there’s also Unibond’s All Purpose 5 Minute Epoxy which has all of the same properties, but allows you 5 minutes instead of one to reposition parts.
For plastic objects use Unibond’s Epoxy Repair Plastic, for metal Unibond’s Epoxy Repair Metal is ideal and if you need an epoxy for repairing wooden objects grab Unibond’s Epoxy Repair Wood. So, whatever the job, Unibond has the epoxy you need.
As epoxy is such a strong adhesive it’s almost impossible to remove when it’s dry. So make sure to protect your work surface and apply the epoxy as precisely as possible. And, if you do spill some, wipe it off as quickly as possible!