Anyone know how to make epoxy solid black in colour? I have some cracks to fill in an elm plank and I don’t think colour matching will ever work. I saw a guy make pitch black epoxy but he never said how he did it. That would work for me. Any suggestions?
Powdered carbon is used regularly. I used to do black epoxy in teak overlay deck seams using a paste colorant that I got from my epoxy supplier but I’m pretty sure it was basically carbon powder in a chemically neutral goo medium to make it easier to handle.
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Mike – using water based paint will most likely trap the water molecules in the resins of the epoxy and not mix well.
An oil based paint will mix better, producing more consistent results.
Wolf – the 1-step is a very durable paint, that will sand very nicely to a polished finish. I’ve had the best results with this product. One caveat – I’ve not done a lot of experimenting. Just say’n what worked for me.
I also think that Shipwrights suggestion would work as well.
Moser’s dye works really well but will leave a translucent effect. The OP wanted a solid black epoxy to fill a crack in a plank.
I’ve done some experimenting with what the OP is trying to do. The trick is to get the color and finish you’re after without adding too much of a tint color. I’ve tried various method where I got the color I was after, but needed to add a lot of tint to get there. The results are usually a tacky finish that could not be sanded to the high polished look I was after.