Damaged antique chair found at a garage sale.
The small piece of carved wood missing from the top of the chair can quickly be replaced with Smooth-Cast® 385 mineral filled resin.
Containment walls are made with pieces of modeling clay.
Molding clay is applied along the gap to form containment walls.
The modeling clay is then firmly pressed against a backing board to contain the Smooth-Cast® 385 liquid resin.
Universal® Release Agent is applied to an acid brush.
The Universal® Release Agent is brushed onto the base board only.
Smooth-Cast® Part B is measured by weight using a gram scale.
Smooth-Cast® Part A is measured by weight using a gram scale.
Smooth-Cast® 385 Part A and Part B are combined.
Thoroughly mix Parts A and B scraping the sides and bottom several times.
Mix A and B until a uniform color is achieved.
Slowly pour the liquid mixture into the void between the clay walls until completely full.
Allow the Smooth-Cast® 385 to cure a minimum of 2 hours before removing the clay walls.
A tool may be need to remove clay from the inside surfaces.
The cured Smooth-Cast® 385 is sanded to match the contours of the carved chair.
Smooth-Cast® 385 is completely bonded to the wood and ready to finish.
Gold Leaf is applied to the Smooth-Cast® 385 resin to match existing chair finish.
Once the Gold Leafing is complete, a patina is applied to match the existing finish.
The repaired area perfectly matches the existing chair.
From start to finish, the repair was completed in four hours.