is a 100% solids, two component, clear epoxy coating for concrete
countertops, wooden tables, concrete furniture and masonry statuary.
Each kit contains one gallon of resin and one gallon of hardener.
Table-Top cures to a clear, high build, glass like finish that resists
scratching, yellowing and will not distort with age. Items coated
with it will become permanently preserved and protected for your
enjoyment throughout a lifetime. This product will not exhibit blushing
or sweat out under high humidity conditions.
product is commonly seen on bar tops and tabletops in many bars
product should be applied in two stages.
The first stage is referred to as the prime coat. The prime coat
is brushed on in a thin layer and is used to seal any pores in the
surface and prevent air bubbles from forming in the following flood
coats. This stage is followed by the flood coat, which will flow
and self level, clean brushes can be used to help spread the epoxy.
As many flood coats as desired can be applied, however one to three
coats is average for most table or bar coatings.
can usually be done within 4 to 8 hours. If re-coated within this
time period no sanding is necessary between layers.
If your previous layer has fully dried, light sanding with 220 or
320 grit sandpaper is recommended to achieve a good bonding surface.
After sanding you should wipe down with a solvent such as denatured
alcohol, acetone or lacquer thinner to remove any impurities from
the surface. (Do Not use mineral spirits)
Objects, such as pictures, maps etc. may be imbedded in this product
during the pours. Most photo quality paper does not require any
special preparation however; thin paper objects must first be sealed
with a white glue or similar product to prevent Table-Top from fully
penetrating the paper and causing it to become transparent.
SOLID OBJECTS (wood, rocks, shells, etc.)
All porous materials should first be primed with a light coat of
epoxy and allow to dry. This will prevent air bubbles from occurring
in subsequent flood coats. Usually the objects can be set in place
For best results the product should be used at temperatures from
70-80 degrees F. Make sure you are working on a clean environment
free of flying insects, dust and any other impurities that may land
on your countertop. Dust settling and insects may cause blemishes
on the surface.
Please note that although this product will resist yellowing better
than other epoxies it is NOT 100% UV resistant. Continuous outdoor
UV exposure over months or years will cause the finish to lose its
gloss and cause gradual changes in color.
Coverage rate will depend on thickness and amount of coats applied.
One kit (two gallons) will yield about 24 square feet at ¼
Notes:Table-Top leaves professional results when
applied correctly. Take time to ensure you are following instructions
and applying it correctly.
1. Always make sure that your mixing container is clean
and your measuring cups are accurate, this product REQUIRES that
you mix at a 1 to 1 ratio by weight or volume, any variances from
this can cause the epoxy to stay soft and not fully cure.
2. This product requires a THOROUGH mixing, usually between 3-4
minutes of solid mixing without excessive whipping of the mixture
(whipping will put lots of air bubbles into the epoxy).
3. After the two components are poured together and stirring begins
the mixture will turn a cloudy white color; this represents areas
in which the epoxy has not fully combined. You must continue to
mix until all signs of cloudiness and tiny white lines have completely
disappeared (usually takes 3-4 minutes of thorough mixing).
4. Always scrape the sides of your mixing container and also the
stick during those 3-4 minutes. If UNMIXED epoxy remains on the
side of the container or the stick it will cause wet spots on your
finished product. If unmixed material falls into your project it
may not dry. While pouring your epoxy onto the surface NEVER scrape
the container to remove every last drop, because no matter how thorough
you mix it there may be unmixed material on the side of the mixing
TOOLS AND MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION:
Safety Gloves: Epoxy can be very sticky and may
Graduated Mixing Cups: An accurate measurement
is extremely important to achieve optimum curing.
Stir Sticks: Any dirt will end up showing on your product.
Mixing is very important, if you whip while mixing you will end
up with air bubbles, long thorough stirs are required.
Brushes: Foam brushes and nylon bristle brushes
are preferred with epoxy; make sure there are no loose hairs.
Hair Drier, Heat Gun or Torch: These are used after
the pour is completed and the epoxy is still liquid. A very smooth
stroke across about 8-12 inches above the epoxy surface will burst
remaining air bubbles.
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