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Forum topic by woodenwarrior posted 02-05-2017 04:20 AM 377 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodenwarrior

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02-05-2017 04:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: epoxy coloring transparency resource modern

I have four 10/4 thick live edge slabs that I’m looking to make into small tables with a river motif running through them in a channel down the center. I will be partially filling the channels with river stones and pea gravel and then filling the channel the rest of the way with a colored epoxy to give a water-like appearance. My question is this: What should I use to color the epoxy? I’m looking for just a pale blue color that maintains its transparent appearance. Any thoughts would be a big help.

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 04:23 AM

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 04:25 AM

I suppose I could experiment with that first.

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 04:29 AM

Acrylic paint, aniline dye,

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 04:31 AM

I’m thinking of using west systems. Will acrylic or aniline dye mix well with it?

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 04:33 AM

You want something that is miscible (dissolves in) with the epoxy. A water-based dye or pigment (like acrylic paint) might not work. However, since denatured alcohol is a thinner for epoxy, and it’s also a thinner for aniline dye, I would say that Monte’s suggestion of the aniline dye should work well.

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 04:36 AM

Both are solvent in alcohol. I have a lot of acrylic on hand (I paint also) I may give that a shot with some 5-min epoxy as a test. I appreciate the help!!

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