Can I paint over epoxy?
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I have a front exterior door that was built in 1925-  Pine.   There are many cracks in the wood, not completely through, mostly surface.   I want to paint the door, but I must fill the cracks first.   I planned on using West Epoxy (as I have it in the house), knowing that it can withstand the weather and has some flexibility.   HOWEVER...will it accept paint?   I will be sanding it smooth, so it will have a 'bite' from the sanding.   OR...any other suggestions?
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  Re: Can I paint over epoxy? by AlanS (I have a front exter...)
(10-02-2017, 04:42 PM)AlanS Wrote: I have a front exterior door that was built in 1925-  Pine.   There are many cracks in the wood, not completely through, mostly surface.   I want to paint the door, but I must fill the cracks first.   I planned on using West Epoxy (as I have it in the house), knowing that it can withstand the weather and has some flexibility.   HOWEVER...will it accept paint?   I will be sanding it smooth, so it will have a 'bite' from the sanding.   OR...any other suggestions?

Sure, they make epoxy formulations specifically intended just for that application. You can buy kits at places like Menards. I'd plan on a good primer over everything before your top coat.
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  Re: Can I paint over epoxy? by AlanS (I have a front exter...)
(10-02-2017, 04:42 PM)AlanS Wrote: I have a front exterior door that was built in 1925-  Pine.   There are many cracks in the wood, not completely through, mostly surface.   I want to paint the door, but I must fill the cracks first.   I planned on using West Epoxy (as I have it in the house), knowing that it can withstand the weather and has some flexibility.   HOWEVER...will it accept paint?   I will be sanding it smooth, so it will have a 'bite' from the sanding.   OR...any other suggestions?

Bondo is cheaper and just as effective.
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  Re: RE: Can I paint over epoxy? by JGrout ([quote='AlanS' pid='...)
(10-02-2017, 06:20 PM)JGrout Wrote: Bondo is cheaper and just as effective.

I am a Durham's water putty guy. My experience is it stays put much better than Bondo, but both are very paintable, and a lot less than epoxy, which to paint I would suggest roughing up it's slick surface.


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  Re: RE: Can I paint over epoxy? by Steve N ([quote='JGrout' pid=...)
(10-03-2017, 07:28 PM)Steve N Wrote: I am a Durham's water putty guy. My experience is it stays put much better than Bondo, but both are very paintable, and a lot less than epoxy, which to paint I would suggest roughing up it's slick surface.



that works too the point being epoxy is expensive overkill 


Joe
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  Re: RE: Can I paint over epoxy? by JGrout ([quote='Steve N' pid...)
(10-03-2017, 08:58 PM)JGrout Wrote: that works too the point being epoxy is expensive overkill 


Joe

Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh you musta missed "but both are very paintable, and a lot less than epoxy" If it's metal it gets Bondo, wood get's Durhams.
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