As time goes on, epoxy may begin to get some scratches in it. Foot traffic, vehicle usage, and general wear and tear take their toll. One way to take care of these smaller scratches is to buff them out. Here is a look at what it takes to buff epoxy.
How to Buff Epoxy
First, you may want to try to simply apply a product like Old English Lemon Oil to the scratch. Sometimes, this is all it takes to fill in the scratch and get your surface looking perfect again. Begin by washing the scratch with soap and water. Once it is dry, rub the oil into it and see if that takes care of the issue. If not, it may be time to try something else.
Buffing epoxy is a fairly simple process. First, clean the surface thoroughly. Using a circular motion and a sponge or mop, wipe away dirt and grime. Use water to rinse the surface so there is no soap residue. Then, wait for the surface to dry. Once the surface is dry, take your polish of choice and begin rubbing it in using circular motions, coating the entire surface. Rub it until the scratches begin to blend into the epoxy. Once that happens, you need to wash the surface with soap and water once more and you are done. If the scratches are deeper, wet sanding may be required.
What Types of Products to Use on Epoxy for Buffing
There are many polishes available to use for this purpose. A simple furniture polish will be plenty to get the job done and restore your epoxy surface to its original unscratched glory. If you want to get a little more serious, you can use automotive polish. Either will work great and give you your desired results.
If you want the job to be a little easier, using an orbital sander with a buffing cloth on it may be ideal. Just be sure to move quickly and not spend too much time in one spot. Otherwise, you will break down the surface.