Do I need a seal coat?
Yes. We always recommend applying a seal coat prior to a “flood” coat. The seal coat will fill the small cracks, crevices and pores in the material, which will eliminate most air bubble production during the “flood” coat.
What is the recommended pour depth?
Table Top is designed for 1/8" pours.
Can I layer it to achieve a greater depth?
Yes. You can pour additional layers of ⅛” at a time once the previous layer has achieved a tacky cure (4-6 hours). At this point, the epoxy will have gelled but the surface will be tacky to the touch.
Is Table Top food safe?
Yes, it is! It complies with the standards listed in FDA 21 CFR 175.300, for food contact.
Is it epoxy heat and UV resistant?
Our epoxy products can withstand heat resistance up to 120F. It is also UV resistant for indoor and covered patio use, but prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or for use in full-outdoor applications is not recommended.
How strong are the fumes?
All of our products are odorless and contain zero VOCs, so they are safe to use indoors. However, this is highly subjective depending on how sensitive a person is and their sense of smell: some people will notice a scent and some people won't smell anything.
If you, however find the smell bothersome, feel free to wear a mask. Best practice is to work with a ventilated room for fresh air.
How long will it last in the containers?
The shelf life of Table Top epoxy is approximately 2 years, when stored at 55-85° with tightly sealed lids.
Will your epoxy resin change the color of my wood?
Bare wood typically takes on a slightly richer color when wet out with our Table Top. A good comparison is the color difference of wet vs dry wood, although the extend of the color change can vary based on wood type. When in doubt, run a small scale test to ensure you're happy with the saturated color.
Is this scratch-resistant?
Yes, it has a hardness rating of 81 Shored D and is resistant to scuffing and scratching under normal table wear and tear conditions. Best practice is to let the epoxy fully cure in a week before putting into service.