Working Cleanly

In addition to gloves, coveralls and sleeves, there are two other common, yet essential, items you can use to help contain epoxy and work more cleanly.

  1. Use paper towels to clean spills, wipe up excess epoxy and remove contamination from bonding surfaces.  It is a good practice to always keep a roll of paper towels within reach before mixing a batch of epoxy.  For spill clean-up it doesn’t matter what kind of paper towel you use.  For surface preparation, we recommend plain white (non-printed) towels as the ink may be a contaminant that can affect bonding.
  2. It is also a good practice to use plastic sheeting (heavy grade)  to protect floors and work surfaces from epoxy spills.  Use it to cover your epoxy mixing area and mask off areas of your project you want to protect.

Epoxy won’t bond to plastic sheeting and will peel off when cured. Use small pieces of plastic under clamps to avoid inadvertent bonding.  Clear plastic packaging tape also works well to protect clamps, tools and other surfaces you don’t  want epoxy to stick to.