During these appointments we were able to show how epoxy resin can be used in a wide variety of sectors: in the artistic, building and industrial fields, but also in the restoration of antique wooden furniture.
We would like to say that this procedure is for those who are familiar with epoxy resin because, although it is easy to apply, you work on a single piece of wood that is presumed to have a value.
We therefore advise you not to improvise and get experience before going into action, perhaps working alongside a furniture craftsman or carpenters specialized in the workmanship of precious woods.
There are several reasons why a wooden piece of furniture can be ruined:
- Xylophagous insects, like Woodworms
- Aggressive chemicals in the air
- Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light
- Temperature and humidity not respecting the optimal level of 22 °C and 58/60%.
- Repairs or restorations with unsuitable materials
One of the best resins to restore antique wooden furniture, giving it a glossy effect and reinforcing the surface is Resipro Trasparente, a bicomponent product to be mixed in the right proportions according to what indicated on the package. It is also used for artistic creations, tables and surfaces, modelling, artistic flooring, fibreglass repairs, protective coatings for outdoor use. If a piece of furniture is irreparably damaged, you can always be creative and imagine renewing it with transparent or coloured epoxy resin castings, even to a thickness of 3 cm.4
For incorporation, proceed with the casting to its liquid stage, taking care to insert it into the slots without letting it escape. To avoid this inconvenience you can use clay or silicone rubber, which is easy to remove without staining.
During the gelification phase, the epoxy resin has a sticky consistency, is no longer workable and must be allowed to dry in 6 to 24 hours.
Once solidified, it can be sanded or dry moulded.
We are waiting for you in the next episodes to talk about another brand new product, made for this kind of interventions in contact with wood: Epoxywood!
Bestseller for artistic and jewelry creations, restoration or surface coating (wood, concrete, ceramic, canvas, fiberglass) and modeling! Ideal for creating table tops, making souvenirs, creating a protective layer on printed images (photographs, canvases, paintings), making design furniture, creating decorative and design elements using techniques of incorporating objects into the resin.