Epoxy Resin for quick & easy household repairs…
Okay, unlike with scissors, you can run around the house with epoxy resin, (well, just don’t spill any) – to quickly and easily repair and maintain a great many items. I personally have used the polymer to great effect to address a number of pesky issues – you know those things that aren’t major in life – just grains of sand in your shoe…
- Ever have a nice piece of antique wooden furniture where one of more of the joints needs just a bit of help to remain tightly joined? An antique oak chair that has been passed down to me (and that I had completely restored to original several years ago), developed a loose joint that squeaked. So, I popped out the support, filled the hole with epoxy, and voila! Joint repaired!
- When we purchased our Florida villa a few years ago (first as a vacation home – now as our primary residence); the good news was that beautiful granite counter tops had been installed in the kitchen. The bad news – we discovered a tiny chip on one edge – hardly noticeable, but right near a couple of drawers so that occasionally you’d catch yourself on it. The answer – epoxy resin as filler and sealer to the rescue!
- The plastic insert to one of the knobs on our dryer broke. I went online for a replacement – $50.00! So, I repaired it with our favorite polymer – good as new!
- A large, heavy ceramic vase, a wedding gift, broke into several large pieces during a move. We tried gluing it together first, but moving it to dust, etc. made it come apart again. So, we turned to industrial-strength epoxy resin – and it’s remained in one piece ever since.
- Upon entering our guest room one day, I noticed the carpet was damp by a dresser near the guest bath wall. After pulling the dresser out and opening a plumbing access panel I discovered a copper pipe was leaking (at the start of a weekend of course). I managed a temporary repair – sealing the weeping pipe with epoxy resin – until I could get a plumber in the following week, and not at double time!
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