How deep should epoxy inlay be?
As for the resin curing at different thicknesses, anything under 1/8” and it will be fine. There are resins specifically designed for extremely thick pours, but you won’t need that for these types of inlays. I usually go 1/16 to 1/8 deep and add colour to the resin itself.
Do you stain before or after epoxy inlay?
Epoxy first. You ‘re going to sand the cured epoxy down flush to the wood. If you stain the wood first, you ‘ll likely sand through some of the stain. IMHO, don’t tint the epoxy on oak if the voids are small enough.
Does stain effect epoxy?
The stain will not penetrate the epoxy. It will wipe right off and won’t change the color or transparency. Use whatever stain you want.
Do you stain the wood before epoxy?
If adhesion is good, the epoxy remains attached to the stained surface. These results show that WEST SYSTEM epoxy adheres to some oil-base stains after 24 hours of drying. Others require more drying time before epoxy will adhere reliably.
How thick should an inlay be?
The answer to that depends on what it is you are building. If you’re adding something like AmbersBear to a kids toy chest than I would suggest using inlay material around 1/8″ thick. You can use thicker inlay material but the thicker the material the more difficult the cut becomes.
How do you Epoxy a wood table top?
Create your own Epoxy River Table – step-by-step instructions
- Step 1: Removing the bark and sanding the wood.
- Step 2: Fill in bumps and cracks and seal the wood.
- Step 3: Build a mould / formwork for the table top.
- Step 4: Inserting the wood into the mould.
- Step 5: Mix epoxy resin.