How To Apply a Second Coat Of Epoxy Resin

From time to time it may be necessary to add a second coat to your resin job. Here's how to do it!

3 Reasons You May Want To Add A Second Coat Of Resin: 

  • To fix mistakes
  • To repair damage
  • To build up the surface and make it thicker


How To Apply a Second Coat

  • If fixing previous mistakes such as uncured resin, scrape off any sticky material as best you can and discard. 
deep divot or crater
  • If you have before you a deep divot or crater, patch in some new thoroughly mixed resin just in that spot.
lightly sand the entire piece
  • Next, lightly sand the entire piece (including the cured patch, if you needed a patch) and repour a second layer of resin on top. The sanding provides some tooth to the first coat so the second layer will adhere properly.  It will look a mess until you pour the second layer, and then it'll look great!  Obviously you need to wait until the first layer and patch are 100% cured before adding more resin on top.
100% cured before adding more resin on top


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About the author: Rebecca Zak

Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I co-founded ArtResin with my husband, Dave. I’m a serial entrepreneur! As an artist and a former teacher, I've been able to leverage my creativity and experience to start multiple business ventures. In fact, there's nothing I love more than seeing a good idea turned into...