Common Myths About Epoxies
By: April Greenlaw
Epoxy has become widely used for a multitude of reasons. It's very popular in businesses, crafters, and home settings. Even though our product and other epoxies differ, there are many things that can be said about epoxy in general. Some of these things are more known and some of these things are speculated. In this blog we will go through some of the more common myths about Ekopel 2K and other epoxies!
The first myth about epoxy is that paint and epoxy are the same. So, yes while paint does offer some protection for surfaces, epoxy does way more! Ekopel 2K cures thick and hard, drying about an 8th of an inch thick. This gives the surface a huge amount of protection. Paint only adheres to the top surface of material. While the epoxy bonds to the surface while getting deep into the pores, with paint you will need to recoat many times. Ekopel 2K you do not need to worry about recoating for many years!
Second myth about epoxies is that installation is expensive. While having someone come to spray your bathtub can be easy, it can be very expensive too, and not to mention toxic. Refinished Bath Solutions offer a different solution! Recast your bathtub yourself with Ekopel 2K! This will allow you to save some money and recast safely because it's non toxic and odorless!! Using our products you are able to safely and cost efficiently refinish your project, without having to go through all those extra steps. This investment will last for years with all the proper prep!
The Third myth is that it's hard to maintain. There is some maintenance required in your finished product, but not as much as you may think! Ekopel 2K there are a few simple steps to take to maintain your beautiful finish. We recommend using Scrubbing Bubbles or Tilex. We recommend not using bleach or other abrasive cleaners. Just by using some gentle cleaners and regularly rinsing out products while it is curing will give you a finish that will last for a long time!
The fourth myth is that epoxy won't stick to plastic. This is false! Ekopel 2K can be used on any material and sticks very well on its own. Ekopel 2K is like shiny glue. Other epoxies are made for this as well and usually with the proper prep epoxy will stick to plastic surfaces just fine. You will want to make sure you still check for flexes in the plastic surface beforehand.
Last myth is you need to reapply a second coat. Some people tend to think that with epoxy you may need to keep reapplying the product for it to last. This is not the case with Ekopel 2K and many other epoxies. While there may be a bump or two down the road this product is made to last 15 to 20 years! All you need is the proper prep, care, and maintenance and you will have a great finish for years to come! One of the many great reasons to love Ekopel 2K and epoxies!!