Epoxy Resin Clear Coating
Tabletop, Bartop & Countertop
Most professionals will charge hefty prices to transform your countertop or bartop surfaces. With DIY Epoxy countertops, you can skip this step and perform a DIY transformation with your original creativity. It will not only give you something of your own but will save you a lot of money.
- DIY Epoxy Kit
- Personal safety gear
- 80-220 grit sand paper sponge
- Isopropyl alcohol
Level & Prep Your Surface
Scuff-sanding your working surface with 80-200 grit sandpaper will ensure the epoxy resin clear coat proper adhesion. Ensuring your working surface is at level is crucial for this project. With the isopropyl alcohol, clean the surface after the sanding process.
Measure, Mix & Seal
With the measurement of your working surface you can use our epoxy resin calculator to ensure you have enough for a 1/16" seal coat. In a round container twice the volume of the epoxy resin needed, combine the resin and the hardener and mix thoroughly for 4 minutes. Then apply the seal coat evenly on the working surface, ensuring all of the surface is sealed with the epoxy resin. Ensure that the room temperature is between 22-25 C° (72-77 °F).
Sand & Prepare
After 24 hours of curing, softly sand the seal coat to ensure the flood coat's proper adhesion. Clean thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol and wait for it to dry. Calculate the epoxy resin needed for a 1/8" flood coat and mix thoroughly in a round container for 4 minutes.
You can now pour your flood coat evenly. Ensuring a slow and constant pour will minimize the bubbles forming process. At the end of the flood coat, you can use a small torch or a heat gun to remove the bubbles. Do not hover for more than one second on the same spot.
Repeat & Finalize
You can add as many flood coats as you want. Wait one hour between the coats; the epoxy resin should still be tacky, this will ensure proper adhesion between the coats. After you are satisfied with the epoxy resin coatings. You can sand the drips that formed on the edges to finalize your project!