The most frequently asked questions about epoxy resin
How do I sand an epoxy resin surface to a high gloss if I had to level the surface due to unevenness?
Start with a grit of P100 and gradually sand up to a P3,000 grit. If you wish, you can also sand up to a P10,000 grit here until you have achieved the desired effect. Each sanding pass must be completed, which means that any damage to the previous sanding size had to be removed. If a sanding pass is not too completed, a haze will always remain.
When a sanding pass is finished cannot be said in general terms, as this depends on many factors, such as the speed, whether the sanding is wet or dry and how "hard" the surface has been able to harden. We recommend removing dust from the surface and spraying it with a silicone remover after each sanding cycle. If you then run a light over it, you can see very well where reworking is still necessary.
You also have the option of applying a transparent, thin layer of the PRO system. This layer evens out the damage and the surface becomes high gloss.
Finally, polish your surface with EPODEX Resin Polish.
Can I apply a high gloss sealant to a scratched or matt sanded surface?
What can I use to make the surface less sensitive to scratches?
Is the resin food safe?
How can I increase the slip resistance of epoxy resin?
When can I apply a new coat of resin? Can I work wet-on-wet?
What can be the reason that my surface does not cure?
• Not stirred without streaks
• Mixed by volume and not by kg
• Not repotted
• Scraped from the edge or bottom
• Ambient temperature too low
• Wrong mixing ratio
• Not weighed, but simply tipped out A and added B - due to different viscosities, not all come out of the container
• Too much pigment
• Foreign pigment
Why do some parts of my surface harden, and others remain sticky?
• Not stirred without streaks - means unconnected poured material.
• Scraped from the rim of the cup
• Not repotted
What is the difference between UV-stabilised and UV-resistant?
What can I do to prevent the epoxy resin from yellowing?
Why does my surface become "cloudy" after using the polish?
Can I also mix the ECO hardener into the PRO?
What is the difference between the ECO and PRO series?
Can I also apply epoxy to the wall?
We do not recommend the use of our epoxy resin systems ECO, PRO or PRO+. This is because these systems have a rather low viscosity and would therefore run-on vertical surfaces. It is possible to do this by applying several coats, but this involves a lot of effort. However, you have the option of coating wood panelling horizontally with our ECO or PRO system and applying it to your walls afterwards.
I have white spots and streaks in and on the resin - where does this come from?
To bring your surface to a high gloss, use our sandpaper.
Start with a grit of P100 and gradually sand up to a P3,000 grit. If you wish, you can also sand up to a P10,000 grit until you have achieved the desired effect. Finally, polish your surface with EPODEX Resin Polish.
I have white lumps in the resin - is the product bad?
No need to worry! You can easily reverse the crystallisation. We recommend that you check in advance whether crystallisation has occurred. To do this, pour some resin into a mixing cup. If you notice traces of crystallisation, please place the container in a boiling water bath. A few minutes are sufficient to reverse the crystallisation. If this does not happen after a few minutes, extend the time in the water bath, and increase the temperature. Alternatively, you can place the containers on a heater and shake them repeatedly in between. Then let the product cool down to room temperature. Then the material can be processed as usual.
I have an open-pored concrete floor - can I use epoxy resin on it?
Can I use your Epoxy Primer as a depth primer?
What should be the minimum layer thickness of epoxy resin?
Do I need a UV lamp with your resin systems?
How do I calculate the quantity for my project?
Is epoxy resin toxic?
Are the systems BPA and VOC free?
Which mixing containers are suitable for epoxy resin?
On which materials does epoxy resin not adhere?
Is epoxy resin resistant to chemicals, acids, petrol, oil, etc.?
Do I have to keep to the exact mixing ratio for epoxy resin (and all 2K colours)?
Will the colour darken if I add more WB pigment?
How can I remove the cured epoxy resin?
What do I have to consider if the room temperature is below 15°C or above 20°C?
We recommend a processing temperature and intrinsic temperature of the resin and the hardener of 20°C. The cooler it gets, the more sluggish the reaction between resin and hardener becomes. This does not mean that the epoxy resin will not cure, but full chemical curing may not occur, and the surface will remain susceptible to moisture, heat, UV and scratching. Excessively high temperatures during processing accelerate the reaction between resin and hardener, which can cause the material to boil up. This can cause cracks to form, the surface to become wavy or the material to turn yellow.
My resin has boiled up, burst, or cracked? Is the product defective?
What paints can I use to paint epoxy resin?
How long can the epoxy resin be stored?
Can I fill cracks in furniture, floors etc. with epoxy resin?
How do I make an epoxy resin mortar or epoxy filler?
Is the epoxy resin already coloured?
Are the RAL colour pastes intermixable?
Can I mix the metallic pigments into the WB pigments?
If I pour layers of less than 1 cm with the MAX systems or Plus systems, is the curing faster?
What is the heat resistance? Can I increase it?
What can I use to clean the tools from the epoxy resin?
What do I need to coat the floor with epoxy resin?
How can I coat my worktop? Do I have to board it up?
How do I build a boarding?
Can I apply the epoxy resin thinly with a roller or brush?
How can I remove bubbles from the uncured material? What can I do about bubbles in the cured material?
How do I get the surface of the epoxy resin matt?
Can I put epoxy dishes in the dishwasher?
Can I cast fresh flowers?
How do I make the patterns with the metallic pigments not sink anymore?
The most frequently asked questions about paints & varnishes
Do I need to sand the tiles before painting?
What is the slip resistance of Tile Paint and Concrete Paint 1K and 2K?
3. Can I also use Concrete Paint 1K and 2K on wood?
Which grain size is best for sanding the tiles?
Can I also apply the tile varnish to high-gloss tiles?
Do the colours look the same as on your site?
Do tiles need to be primed?
Can I paint over silicone joints with the tile paint?
How much time do I have between the 1st and 2nd coats of the 2K paints?
Are the WB pigments miscible with each other?
With what can I remove the paints and varnishes from the tool?v
How can I remove the tile varnish again when it has dried?
How many coats do I need with your paints? Is the amount for one or two coats?
Depending on the substrate colour, 2 coats is a minimum requirement. Our paints are highly pigmented and highly opaque. In most cases, you will only need one coat.
If you want to paint very dark walls light, a second coat may be necessary. Even with highly absorbent substrates, 2 coats are usually necessary. The quantities on our page are for one coat.
How much addition of WB pigment do I need?
How do I dispose of the containers of epoxy resin and paints?