and building restoration
“About 85% of our work is historic preservation…the 2-part epoxy comes
in handy when saving original parts. Try it. The price is right.” Mark
Ihm, IHM Builders, Platteville, WI
“I’ve been in the ‘Period House’ restoration business for more than 25
years, and to save old windows and doors and other period house architectural
items, I learned real early that just because there was some rot, I did
not have to throw out a window sash or architectural trim, if I use Smith’s
Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) and Fill-It Epoxy Filler.
I was turned on to the product by friends in the boat work business.
It is my policy to use CPES on all areas wherever I’ve removed rot and
fill joints and end grain with Fill-It Epoxy Filler, especially exterior
exposed wood areas.
The filler is easily shaped, sanded and painted. My customers are surprised
how strong and secure their doors and windows are after I use Fill-It
and they can’t see the repair once painted.
I could not stay in business without Smith’s epoxy systems.” David
T. Clark —I Do Windows And Doors—Sacramento CA 916-498-1570
“P. S. All parts are a 50/50 or 1 to 1 part mixing schedule, which makes
it easy, and the long pot life is very user-friendly as well.”
“I have just completed a project using (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer).
This is a house about 200 yards from the ocean. The wood is Champaka from
India. It was built 13 years ago and never treated with anything. There
was some rotting fibers around the windows and doors on the windward sides
of the house. I sealed this with 2 coats of (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer).
also some other areas of the walls that looked like they needed some help.
I applied 3 coats of [ a clear topcoat] over this. Time will tell…but
I look forward to great results. Thanks for giving me another option to
better serve my customers.” George the Painter P. O. Box 295 Kapaa
HI. 96746 (808)346-1138
I’m Woody Vermeire. I do true restoration and preservation of Period
homes. My work lasts.
What I like about Smith’s epoxy is that it works. I have seen Clear Penetrating
Epoxy Sealer help wood resist deterioration since my first job, 19 years
ago. It truly bonded all the coatings to the wood. It’s unbelievable.
Almost every job I run into has pieces that cannot be replaced. It
restores these parts with confidence. It has benefited me because certain
architectural elements—profiles cut in large pieces of old-growth redwood….One
finial I did is 4 ½ feet high, carved from a solid redwood trunk
and put together like pieces of an orange—you just can’t get that kind
of wood any more. I restored it.
Another advantage of CPES is that it bonds the new latex paints to the
wood, the way the old lead-based paints bonded the old enamel to the wood.
It makes my efforts successful. It gives me confidence in what I do.
The big problem in being a restoration painter is that we are governed
by the quality of the products we use. Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer
makes all the other products perform far better than they ever could
without it. I go back years later to check on my work and make sure
the jobs are perfect. These houses are mine, now. I follow up on my
You ask me what I’d tell someone else about these products? They work.
In this day and age I consider them a necessity. I literally do not
know what I would do on these old houses without Smith & Co. products.
Woody Vermeire Oakland, CA 1-510-985-1788
Professional guitar-makers and woodworkers
(What we like about Smith & Co. products is that) “They work--no
glue failures: Better guitar finish adhesion; secure fingerboard glue
joint. I have been recommending your glues for a long time...I would not
dream of gluing on a fingerboard with anything other than your glue...and
I doubt my finishes would be the same without...CPES” Michael Tobias,
Michael Tobias Design, Kingston, NY, 1-845-246-0670.
Boat-restorers and boatbuilders
“I believe your penetrating epoxy is the best sealer I’ve ever used.”
Bruce MacKenzie, Senior Shipwright, USS Constellation , Baltimore,
“(I’ve handled challenging situations with) …rot on wooden boats. (You
should ) try it.”
Malcolm M. Crosby, Crosby Yacht Yard
“Effective, reasonably priced, good customer service, timely delivery.
Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (is) great for sealing old wood for museum
displays. (The products) work. Have ordered on 2 different occasions.
It goes a long way + lasts in storage. Have recommended it to associates,
because of product quality + effectiveness.” T. A. (Museum staff)
These are the wins these people have had with our products. Do you have
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