Learn hands on Epoxy training
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use epoxy to make crafts or tables? Well why can't you? There are multiple ways to learn and the internet has made getting the information super easy. Now let's take a look at how to get started. As one epoxy company says, "You got this."
First, let's start with what you can make. There are 3 major areas that DIYers can use epoxy. There is epoxy for crafts, such as jewelry, cups, coasters, and art. There is epoxy for countertops, tables, and walls. Then there is epoxy for floors. There are different types of epoxy for each with slight differences in epoxy for all of these.
Let's talk about the different epoxies that handle these. Craft epoxies are really clear, have strong UV protection and has a longer working time which allows you to work the epoxy in different artistic ways through colors, flakes, and tools. Some of the tools of the trade include sticks, brushes, heat guns, and small torches.
The next type of epoxy is for tables and coutertops. These epoxies are known for good UV protection and also a long working time as well. Different brands have varied working times. One of the most important things to look for is one that has simple preparation steps and releases bubbles easily.
The last type is floor epoxy. This epoxy takes 12 to 24 hours to set and walk on it and approximately 7 to 10 days to drive on. Floor epoxy, unlike craft and countertop epoxy may have strong VOCs and can get difficult to be around after application.
Epoxies have become great DIY project tools and can transform a room in just a few short days. The amount of creations are only limited by your time and money. There are many videos online to walk you through how to do them. Also, there is a huge community of epoxy ethusiasts online and in stores. Many epoxy artists hold classes and will consult to help you with your project. Always ask, can never hurt. Good luck with your new found interests and don't be afraid to ask for help.