Envirotex resin

cindyweMarch 10, 2013

I poured this resin on my outdoor mosaic table and now I see that it is not recommended for outdoor use. I wonder why, will it crack from sun exposure?

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silvamae

A table finished with Envirotex resin that we left outside (on a covered deck) cracked and fell to pieces.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 12:15AM
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cindywe

Thank you, wish I hadn't added the resin. Husband didn't like the uneven surface. I like the look but afraid I ruined it. Attaching photo.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 6:59PM
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cindywe

Photo

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 7:06PM
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wackyweeder

What was the substrate base? If it was wood, that may have caused the cracking instead of the resin. From what I know of the resin the reason it is not recommended for outdoor use is that it yellows with uv exposure. Some one else may know different and chime in.
I do know that wood however well sealed and treated may cause a mosaic work to crack and come off. Its a crap shoot, but eventually it all fails because the wood warps and bends in response to atmospheric changes even if not directly exposed to the elements.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:07PM
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cindywe

My mosaic is not on wood, maybe it will just yellow, I hope it doesn't get sticky. Sure wish I had read the directions a little more closely.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:26PM
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loribee2

It's an adorable table, though!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:45PM
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texaswild

It IS a very nice mosaic. Glad to know it's not on wood.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 10:23AM
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