Epoxy putty (filler) is a versatile and durable material that is often used to fill cracks, holes and other irregularities in various surfaces. Did you know that you can also make epoxy putty yourself with the products from Polyestershoppen? In this article we explain step by step how to do this. This way you can get started making your own epoxy putty and save on the costs of ready-made products.
Epoxy putty is a 2-component filler consisting of an epoxy resin & hardener and putty. When these components are mixed together, a strong and flexible paste is created that adheres to various materials such as wood, concrete, metal and plastic. Epoxy filler is often used for repairing damaged surfaces, filling holes and leveling imperfections. The filler is water-resistant, shrink-free and can withstand heavy loads, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
To make your own epoxy putty, you need the following materials and tools:
You can easily order all the supplies you need at Polyestershoppen. Do you need help selecting the right quantities? Please feel free to contact our customer service team.
Now that you know which products you need for the epoxy putty we can get started. Make sure you have all the products at home and read the instructions carefully before you start. You can choose the putty based on the desired properties of the filler. For example, micro balloons provide a lightweight and easy-to-sand filler, while cotton fibres provide extra strength and flexibility.
In the video below, product specialist Arne shows how to make epoxy putty with red micro balloons. He easily makes a lightweight filler that you can sand well and use on various surfaces, such as wood, metal and polyester.
Before you begin making the putty, it is important to determine the correct ratio of epoxy resin to hardener. This proportion varies depending on the brand and type of epoxy, so read the instructions carefully. We recommend using RESION Universal epoxy with rapid hardener for making epoxy putty. The 2:1 mixing ratio makes this epoxy easy to use. Weigh the necessary quantities using a scale or measure them using our mixing cups. Be careful to be precise, as the wrong ratio can lead to a sealant that does not cure properly or loses its properties.
Pour the epoxy resin and hardener into a mixing cup. Then mix the two components thoroughly with a mixing spatula. Make sure you scrape around the walls of the cup so the resin and hardener are mixed well. Mixing may take several minutes so take your time. Keep in mind that epoxy has a limited working time so be ready to proceed once the mixture is thoroughly mixed.
Now add your chosen filler to the epoxy mixture. Mix again carefully until you obtain a homogeneous paste. The amount of putty needed depends on the desired thickness and the properties of the putty. Add the putty little by little, until you achieve the desired consistency. The putty should be thick enough to adhere, while remaining easy to work with.
Your homemade epoxy putty is now ready to use! Apply the putty to the surface to be repaired using a putty knife or spatula. Be sure to work the putty into the damaged area so as not to leave any air bubbles. Then smooth the putty so that it is flush with the surrounding surface. Then let the putty harden for several hours. The curing time of epoxy putty depends on the temperature, the type of epoxy and the thickness of the applied layer. To do this, read the technical documentation or consult the website.
When the epoxy putty has completely cured, you can continue finishing the surface. If necessary, sand the putty with sandpaper and remove any residue with a damp cloth. You can now paint, varnish or finish the surface, depending on the material and your personal preference. With these simple steps, you can make your own epoxy putty and make your damaged surfaces look new again. Good luck and have fun with your DIY project!
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