Every craftsman, woodworker, DIYer should know what epoxy is. It is the ultimate DIY finish and offers tons of benefits for many projects and crafts, but if you’re still not sure exactly what we mean, here’s everything you need to know about epoxy.
What is epoxy?
Epoxy is actually an organic compound. It is made of carbon linked to other molecules such as hydrogen. Epoxy is a resin, but also a term used to describe a variety of finished products that is treated in the same way.
How do you use it?
Epoxy is highly reactive; more reactive than other substances, and specifically thermoreactive. This means it reacts to the temperature of the surface it is applied to. Epoxy is permanent. Once you cure something with epoxy, it will permanently harden and adhere to that material.
What is it used for?
As mentioned above, epoxy is highly useful in a number of situations. One of the most common uses is as an epoxy floor coating. If you have concrete, wood, or other floors, epoxy can be used to seal your floors and smooth them out. The end result will be a shinier, smoother surface, without cracks. This prevents dirt from getting into and on the surface.
How much does it cost?
You may choose to have your floors professionally epoxy coated, but you may also do it yourself. For professionally installed epoxy, it typically costs $3 to $12 per square foot, this means a one car garage would cost around $750 to $3000. The good news is that you can also epoxy yourself. It’s easy to do and it significantly cuts down the cost.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your floors, a table, or a project that needs sealing, epoxy is an easy solution. It increases the durability of any project and keeps it looking shiny and new.