We stock a wide selection of high quality two-part epoxies used to fuse granite and natural stone materials together. Epoxies are available in flowing, which has a consistency a lot like water and knife-grade, which has the consistency of peanut butter. Be sure to choose the one that will be easiest for you and your application. (read more)
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When working with epoxy the first thing you need to know is the type of material that you will be using the epoxy resin on. There are many different types of epoxy resin and your surface will determine which one is right for your application. If you’re working with coatings or paints, you can use an epoxy with a lower strength due to the surface texture. Other items like natural stone will require a much stronger epoxy. Just remember when selecting your epoxy that knowing what materials you’re bonding is the most important step.
The next factor in choosing your epoxy is the environment in which you are going to be using it. Some epoxies will only achieve full durability when they cure in a specific temperature and humidity range. There are also epoxies available that have a very wide range, below freezing to above boiling, which are ideal for potting and glass like casting applications.
Next you will want to figure out how much time you have to let your project dry. The typical epoxy designed for use in all temperatures will take 24 hours to cure at 77 degrees Fahrenheit and will vary as the temperature changes. These changes in cure time can create several issues that may reduce the durability of your bond in the future. Remember to follow the instructions provided with your selected epoxy, work quickly, and gently.