Fast fills for big gaps

Rachel C. Sabino


The best method for creating a very deep fill in semi-translucent stones such as marble is to gradually build up successive layers of material(s) to achieve a satisfactory match in both color and density. However, if the treatment must be completed in a shorter time than this more controlled method requires, the materials best suited to produce a quick set over a large volume pose problems of opacity, cost, and/or reversibility. This tip instead makes use of high-density polyethylene foam covered with a thin skin of bulked and tinted epoxy resin to achieve a time-effective, economical, reversible, and aesthetically pleasing fill. 

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2017 | Chicago | Volume 24