Epoxy Resin Glues

Timbecon's epoxy resin collection offers an extensive range of high-quality resins ideal for various woodworking projects. Epoxy resin, a durable and versatile adhesive, is perfect for bonding, coating, and enhancing the beauty of timber. It's widely celebrated for its strength and clear finish, essential in creating stunning, long-lasting furniture and decorative items. Whether you're filling gaps, bonding pieces, or creating unique furniture, our epoxy resin is the top choice for woodworkers across Australia.

Create a high-quality finished project with Timbecon's array of woodworking accessories and tools, from wood glues to Bote-Cote's popular Epoxy resin high-strength filler. Explore our collection and find everything you need to perfect your woodworking.




How do I choose the right epoxy resin for my project?

Selecting the right epoxy resin for your timber project involves considering the application, desired finish, and any specific properties needed. For timber projects, look for epoxy resin that offers strong adhesion to wood surfaces. If clarity is crucial, ensure the wood resin is formulated for a crystal-clear finish without yellowing. Consider the resin's viscosity for tasks like filling gaps or creating river tables; thinner resins penetrate wood better, while thicker ones are ideal for forming layers.

Can Timbecon's epoxy resins be used for both indoor and outdoor applications?

Timbecon's epoxy resins are versatile for indoor and outdoor projects, providing durable finishes and strong adhesion for timber resin applications. While suitable for outdoor use, it's important to note that prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures can affect the resin's integrity, potentially leading to softening or yellowing. For outdoor projects, consider using a UV-resistant topcoat to protect against UV damage and ensure longevity.

What are the curing times for the different epoxy resins available at Timbecon?

The curing times for epoxy resins at Timbecon vary depending on the specific product and application. Generally, fast-curing shallow pour resins can harden in a few hours to a day, ideal for quick projects or repairs. Slow-curing resins may take several days to cure fully, especially if used for deeper pours or in cooler temperatures. Environmental factors, such as humidity and temperature, also play a significant role in curing times.

Are there any safety precautions I should take when using epoxy resins?

When using epoxy resins, safety measures are straightforward but important. Wearing gloves is essential to prevent skin irritation from direct contact with the resin. Working in a well-ventilated area is also recommended to avoid any discomfort from fumes. Always check the product instructions for any specific safety recommendations and carefully handle all materials to ensure a safe working experience.

How do I properly prepare surfaces before applying epoxy resins?

Proper surface preparation is key to ensuring optimal adhesion and finish when applying epoxy resin to timber or wood resin projects. Start by cleaning the surface to remove dirt, grease, or debris. Sand the surface lightly to create a texture for better adhesion, and remove any dust with a tack cloth. For best results, ensure the surface is dry and free of any oils or waxes that could prevent the resin from adhering correctly.

Can these epoxy resins be used on all types of wood?

Timbecon's epoxy resins are compatible with all types of wood, making them ideal for a wide range of projects. Whether you're working with softwoods, hardwoods, or exotic varieties, epoxy resin for timber provides strong adhesion and a durable finish. It's effective for both sealing and filling, adapting well to the unique characteristics of different wood types.

Are Timbecon's epoxy resins suitable for filling large gaps or voids in wood?

Timbecon's epoxy resins are excellently suited for filling large gaps or voids in wood, offering a robust and stable solution that preserves the integrity of your projects. These wood resins penetrate deeply into the wood, creating a solid bond that strengthens and stabilises the timber. For large voids, consider using a thicker resin and adding layers gradually, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next - this will ensure thorough curing.

How do I achieve a clear finish with epoxy resins?

To achieve a clear finish with epoxy resins:

  • Ensure the resin is mixed thoroughly according to the manufacturer's instructions to prevent cloudiness.
  • Apply in a dust-free environment to avoid contamination.
  • Use a torch or heat gun carefully over the surface to pop any air bubbles that can mar the clarity.
  • For the clearest finish, opt for a resin formulated explicitly for its transparent qualities and follow with a top coat designed for UV resistance to maintain clarity over time.

What is the shelf life of Timbecon's epoxy resins?

The shelf life of Timbecon's epoxy resins typically ranges from 1-2 years when unopened and stored in a cool, dry place. After opening, it's essential to check the manufacturer's recommendations for the best use-by period. Proper storage in a tightly sealed container to protect from extreme temperatures helps extend the resin's usability and ensures it remains effective for future projects.

Are there any special tools required for applying or mixing these epoxy resins?

Applying and mixing epoxy resins requires some basic tools for the best results. Mixing cups and sticks are essential for preparing the resin, ensuring a consistent blend. A spreader or putty knife helps apply the resin evenly, while a torch or heat gun can remove air bubbles. For precise applications, syringes or droppers offer control. Investing in quality mixing and application tools can significantly enhance the outcome of your epoxy resin projects.

Can epoxy resins be tinted or coloured?

Timbecon offers a selection of liquid, paste and powder pigments designed for tinting or colouring epoxy resins. These pigments mix seamlessly with the resin, allowing for custom colour creations that enhance the aesthetic appeal of your projects. Whether you're aiming for subtle tints or vibrant hues, these pigments provide the flexibility to achieve your desired effect while maintaining the resin's integrity and finish.

How do I clean up spills or excess epoxy resin during application?

Be sure to act quickly to clean up spills or excess epoxy resin before the resin cures. Use paper towels or rags to wipe up the spill, then clean the area with acetone or rubbing alcohol for a residue-free surface. Always wear gloves to protect your skin during cleanup and prevent unwanted resin from curing on tools or surfaces by cleaning up as soon as a spill happens.

What is the difference between fast-curing and slow-curing resins?

Fast-curing epoxy resins set quickly, making them suitable for projects that require a speedy turnaround or for securing components in place rapidly. They typically harden within hours. In contrast, slow-curing resins offer a longer working time, allowing for intricate work, more extensive projects, or layering without rushing. The extended curing time reduces the likelihood of air bubbles and permits more thorough degassing. The choice between fast and slow-curing resins depends on the project requirements, including the desired working time and final application.

Can I use epoxy resins for encapsulating objects in wood?

Epoxy resins are ideal for encapsulating objects within wood, creatively preserving and displaying items like leaves, coins, or photos within wooden tables, ornaments, and other crafts. The transparent resin acts as a protective shell, highlighting the encapsulated object while securing it within the resin. For successful encapsulation, choose a slow-curing resin to allow ample time for placement and adjustments of objects and to minimise bubble formation.

What are the different types of epoxy resin?

A wide variety of epoxy resins are available, each designed for specific applications. General-purpose resins are versatile for coating, bonding, and small castings. Casting resins have a low viscosity, perfect for deep pours like river tables. High-strength structural resins are used for load-bearing applications. UV-resistant formulas are tailored for outdoor use to prevent yellowing. Timbecon offers a selection to meet diverse project needs.

Can I use Epoxy resin on materials other than wood?

Epoxy resins are highly adaptable and can bond to a wide range of materials beyond wood, including metal, glass, ceramics, and some plastics. This versatility makes epoxy resin an excellent choice for mixed-media projects, repairs, and creative arts. However, you should always consider the surface preparation needed and the specific resin formula to ensure proper adhesion and desired results.

Does Timbecon sell pigments that I can use with Epoxy Resin?

Timbecon offers a variety of pigments suitable for use with epoxy resin, enabling you to customise the colour of your projects. These pigments are available in liquid, paste and powder forms, ranging from vibrant colours to subtle tints, allowing endless creative possibilities. Mixing pigments with epoxy resin can create unique, artistic effects, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your work.

How do I make sure there are no air bubbles in my project?

To minimise air bubbles in your epoxy resin project, pour the resin slowly and in a thin stream. After pouring, use a heat gun or torch to gently pass over the surface, which helps pop any trapped air bubbles. Applying in layers and allowing each layer to cure before adding the next can also reduce bubble formation. Ensuring the resin and workspace are at an optimal temperature can further prevent bubbles.

What is the deepest cast I can achieve with Epoxy Resin?

There's no definitive answer to how deep you can pour epoxy resin. However, it's important to know that these deep casts must be done in sections, letting each layer fully cure before adding the next layer. If you don't follow this layering method, you could be waiting weeks, if not more, for your epoxy resin to fully cure. You should also use a cast-specific resin for these types of projects.

How do I best protect my Epoxy Resin project from scratches and weathering?

To protect your epoxy resin project from scratches and weathering, apply a UV-resistant topcoat or sealant to guard against sun damage and yellowing. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning with a soft cloth and avoiding abrasive cleaners, will also help prevent scratches. For added protection, especially for outdoor furniture and items, consider using furniture covers or placing the project in a shaded area to minimise the epoxy's direct exposure to the elements.

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