Terms of the Trade: What Is Epoxy?


Epoxy is a generic term used for synthetic adhesives, coatings or primers, and is usually found in the DIY world in a two-part package of a resin and a hardener to be mixed before use. They are available to the consumer in numerous varieties including slow and fast-drying, opaque and clear colors, water-resistant, and flexible or rigid options. Epoxy has hundreds of DIY uses from coating floors and countertops to filling in rotting wood.