Through all this section, we could show you 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 want to highlight that this procedure is for those who are familiar with epoxy resin because, although it is easy to apply, involves the use of a unique and supposedly valuable wooden piece.
We therefore recommend not to improvise and gain experience before proceeding, perhaps working alongside a furniture craftsman or carpenters specialized in processing fine woods.
There are several reasons why a wooden piece of furniture may be damaged:
- Xylophagous insects, such as woodworms;
- Aggressive chemicals in the air;
- Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light;
- Temperature and moisture not respecting the optimum level of 22 °C [71,6 F] and 58/60%;
- Repairs or restorations with unproper materials.
One of the best resins to restore antique wooden furniture, giving a glossy effect and strengthening the surface, is Resipro Trasparent Resin, a two-component product to be mixed in the right proportions according to the instructions on the package. It is also used for artistic creations, tables and surfaces, modelling, artistic floorings, fibreglass repairs, outdoor protective coatings. Therefore, if a piece of furniture is damaged beyond repair, you can always be creative and renovate it with transparent or coloured epoxy resin castings, even up to 3 cm [1,18”] thickness.
For embeddings, proceed with the casting to its liquid stage, being careful to make it penetrate into the cracks without letting it escape. To avoid this inconvenience, you can use clay or silicone rubber, which is easy to remove without staining.
During the gel stage, epoxy resin has a gluey consistency, it is no longer workable and you must let it dry for 6 to 24 hours.
Once solidified, it can be sanded or dry moulded.
Join us in the next episodes to discover another brand-new product, created for this kind of interventions in contact with wood: Epoxywood!
Bestseller for artistic and jewellery creations, restoration or surface coating (wood, concrete, ceramic, canvas, fibreglass) and modelling! Ideal to create table tops, souvenirs, a protective layer on printed images (photographs, canvases, paintings), design furniture, decorative and design elements through mounting techniques.