Common Residential Epoxy Uses and Applications

Tubes of Epoxy

Epoxy is handy to have around the house. It is well-known as a durable, industrial, super glue application. There are various uses in the home as well.

Handymen, who make their furniture, find epoxy to be ideally useful. Sections of furniture are secured to a frame with epoxy. Epoxy is also an ingredient that can be used in the varnish that completes the project. The varnish then serves as a protective layer, lasting for years. The finish is not only effective in preserving the wood’s integrity, but the varnish is also attractive.

Equipment in a home office often has wires showing that pet dogs and cats find to be tempting chew toys. Epoxy can be used to create a seal for the wires that protect pets and the equipment. If telephony network fiber is cut, use epoxy to bind fiber wiring. It creates a casing seal. Downtime is lessened, and the life span of the wiring is extended.

Repairing picture frame joints is another great residential epoxy use. Using epoxy is especially useful for antique picture frames. A golf club grip that has come off or become loose can be made game-ready with epoxy. Loose shoe soles are not a sign that the shoes have lost their usefulness. Use epoxy to save money and the shoes. Even the rubber soles of tennis shoes that do not adhere to other adhesives can be mended with epoxy.

Epoxy sets fast and can easily stick to fingers. Before starting a job, be completely prepared. Epoxy stuck to fingers is difficult to remove. Epoxy glue is a two-part resin. The parts are the resin and a hardener that reacts, chemically, when mixed. They produce a strong bond that adheres to nearly any clean surface. The components do not set while in the tube with the cap in place. Therefore, epoxy has a long shelf-life.

Epoxies set hard and fill gaps that add stiffness and strength to glued materials. They are not recommended for flexible plastics and fabrics. Epoxy fillers restore rotten wood in wooden structures. The rot is not only repaired, the strength of the rotted wood is restored. The sturdy formulations of epoxy have saved homeowners considerable amounts of money in renovation projects where supports and structural beams have been attacked by termites, carpenter ants, and rot. For concrete joint and crack repair, epoxy restores the integrity of the concrete and eliminates movement that occurs due to dry-wet seasonal cycles and temperature swings.