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APPLYING STEALTH VEIL & STEALTH EPOXY COATINGS

harder & more durable surfaces

Stealth Veils ~ Veil Applications

Stealth Epoxy Coatings have been specially formulated for use with our Stealth Veil printed fabrics as well as with all the products we offer. 

Our Stealth Coating Epoxy has a high heat defection temperature as well as having a high shore durometer giving you a more durable protective coating

Our “SEC” Stealth Epoxy Coating also has a lower viscosity than the other brands. This allows Stealth Epoxy Coating to self-level much more effectively and decreases the amount of trapped air. It also allows you to use less Epoxy when saturating the Stealth Veil.

*Our HIGH UV Stealth Epoxy Coating provides a very high level of UV protection. Our HIGH UV Coating not only has a UV inhibitor, but also has a UV reflector, and anti oxidization properties as well. When it comes to UV resistance Stealth Epoxy Coating is in a field all by themselves. Our Stealth Epoxy Coatings are also food safe, and easy to clean. Our epoxies contain no VOC’s or HAP’s. We are proud to be green and 100% eco-friendly. Perfect for all your DIY creations.

Epoxy tips

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 the curing phase.
Once the epoxy and hardener are mixed thoroughly for 2 minutes 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 Stealth Epoxy Coatings with Stealth Veil's fabrics.

When using Stealth Epoxy Coating with Stealth Veils fabric, you are 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 our Stealth 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 and gas off.

You’re ready to apply your Stealth Veil pattern to your project.  *We’ll use an small counter top as the example in our video’s.  When doing larger projects one person will need to be 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 any trapped 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 Stealth Epoxy Coating.  Your goal for the first coat is to fully saturate the Stealth Veil. You’ll use 2 oz per sq ft of Stealth Epoxy Coating to fully saturate the Stealth Veil on this first saturation coat. Once the Stealth Epoxy Coating is mixed well, pour out on the surface of the project.   Using the provided 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 Stealth 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 Stealth Epoxy Coating over the surface of your project.  You’ll want to use a good Nylon bristle brush to chop you trowel lines at this point.    Feel free to use your hands, brush or foam roller for edges.  Once the Stealth Epoxy Coating has been applied evening 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

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