Office shelving is practical and should be sturdy enough to support your books and work materials. The shelves may be prone to chips and cracks. A mix of epoxy and sawdust can be used to repair chips and cracks on office shelving, but when the chip is on the corner the filler needs a supporting material until it dries.
You Will Need:
- Putty knife or artist’s palette knife
- Plastic recipient
- Masking tape
Step 1 – Prepare the Shelf
Clean the shelf and sand the chipped corners that need repair.
Step 2 – Apply Masking Tape
Apply thin strips of masking tape to form a tape corner for the shelf. This is needed as a support for the epoxy solution.
Step 3 – Apply Epoxy
Epoxy can be used alone, but it is more durable if it is mixed with sawdust in a plastic recipient. Buy clear epoxy or colored epoxy to match your shelf. Apply the epoxy solution using a putty knife or an artist’s palette knife. Fill the chipped corner. Hold the masking tape in place until the epoxy is completely hardened.
Step 4 – Sand the Corner
Use a fine grit sandpaper to make the epoxy corners softer.