All Epoxy, Polyester, Polyaspartic resins can be used with our Stealth Veil printed fabrics.
APPLYING STEALTH VEIL & EPOXY COATINGS
harder & more durable surfaces
Stealth Veils ~ Manufacturer Veil Applications
Be aware of your working time. Every epoxy has what’s called a “Gel Time”.
This is how much time you have before the epoxy starts to thicken and begins in the curing phase.
Once the epoxy and hardener are mixed thoroughly, pour the entire amount over your work surface. This will help maximize your working time. Leaving the epoxy in the cup after its been mixed will start to generate heat and speed up the hardening process.
Application: Using Epoxy Coatings with Stealth Veil's fabrication
When using a Epoxy Coating with Stealth Veils fabric, you are only a few simple steps away from spectacular results.
Now decide on a “backing” color. White or lighter colors are a good choice if you want your Stealth Veil color pattern to stay its original color. *We highly recommend using a LOW AMMONIA base PP (Paint & Primer) for your base color application (We recommend Behr brand) when using Latex paints and (Rustoleum) when spraying enamels. Once applied, allow 4 to 6 hours drying time. If you’re not sure what color, you want your project cut small sample sizes of Stealth Veil with different backing colors behind each sample and apply an Epoxy Coating to see what you can create, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. Watch color manipulation *video here.
As with most projects, taking time for proper surface preparation pays off in the quality of the finished product. To avoid any read-through of surface flaws, start with a properly prepared surface.
Now you’re ready to get started.
We recommend pre-cutting your Stealth Veil, drape the veil over your project you’ll want to add an extra 3” to 5” extra when you cut it out, this will help you when aligning it as well as removing wrinkles.
Using a spray adhesive, thoroughly cover the surface, as well as all sides and corners, allow a minute or two for the adhesive to tack up.
You’re ready to apply your Stealth Veil pattern to your project. *We’ll use an Island Counter Top as the example here. With one person at each end of the Stealth Veil fabric pulling it taut while it is suspended above your project, keeping it tight while applying helps to eliminate any chances of wrinkles. You’ll want to try to center the pattern so the 3 to 5 inches of extra of Stealth Veil will hang over the edge. If not centered on your first attempt pull up and re-apply the veil. Once your Stealth Veil pattern is centered and in place it’s time to smooth out by eliminating larger air bubbles or wrinkles that may be present. You can use your hands or the provided plastic Bondo spreader to aid in this step. *video
Now that your Stealth Veil Pattern has been applied to the surface of your project wrinkle and air free its ready to trim the extra veil hanging over the edge. Use a new razor blade or sharp scissors.
You are ready for the first layer of Epoxy Coating. Your goal for the first coat is to fully saturate the Stealth Veil. You’ll use 2 oz per sq ft of Epoxy Coating to fully saturate the Stealth Veil on this first saturation coat. Once the Epoxy Coating is mixed well, pour out on the surface of the project. Using a Bondo spreader or a 1/8”x1/8×1/8” trowel, drawing the material evening over the surface of your project. Stay at least 1” away from the edges until the remainder of the project has epoxy spread evenly over it. You’ll find it’s easy to use your hands or a brush to spread our Epoxy Coating on the edges. When the veil has been saturated properly it should look wet and fully saturated.
We recommenced letting this saturating coat cure for at least 6 hrs pending ambient conditions of 68 to 80 degrees.
Once your project has cured for the appropriate amount of time, it’s time for its first flood coat. With our flood coats, we use 3 ounces per sq ft per flood coat. Some customers use 1 flood coat while others use 2 depending on the overall thickness they desire as well as the application the project is being used in. We recommend using a 1/8”X 1/8” 1/8” this will spread the appropriate amount of Epoxy Coating over the surface of your project. You’ll want to use a good Nylon bristle brush to chop your trowel lines at this point. Feel free to use your hands, brush or foam roller for edges. Once the Epoxy Coating has been applied evenly to the surface and edges, we recommend using a torch or heat gun to remove any remaining air bubbles. Duplicate this step if a 2nd flood coat is being applied. watch *video