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DIY Epoxy Resin Two Stage Pours l Tutorial For Beginners

Two-stage pours are perfect if you want to create an epoxy project with serious depth! Check out this mini tutorial on how to do it effectively.

Mar 3, 2022 | by Kimani Bellamy

Two-stage pours are perfect if you want to create an epoxy project with serious depth! Check out this mini tutorial on how to do it effectively.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Expert

Estimated Working Time: 24-48 Hours

What You’ll Need:
  • Upstart Epoxy Deep Pour Resin
  • Upstart Epoxy Table Top Resin
  • Upstart Epoxy Powdered Pigments Set
  • Hot Glue
  • Sander
  • Wood Oil

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What's A Two Stage Pour?

A two stage pour is when you start off by pouring a base color on your epoxy project with our mica powders, and then go over it with a clear coat. The benefits of a two stage pour are endless- the coats make your project durable and also gives it an incredible shine.

Pick Powdered Pigments Mix Deep Pour

After using hot glue to secure the wood to your form, and then mix your first batch of deep pour. After mixing your epoxy fully, start to gradually add in your powdered pigment color.

If you want to add more than two colors at a time, add them into separate mixing vessels. Pour the two colors from opposite corners of your mold or project, allowing them to meet in the middle. Check out that color payoff! Let this cure fully.

Conduct A Clear Pour

Now it’s time to pour a second layer, but this one will be a clear coat of our table top epoxy. We highly recommend mixing this clear coat by hand for about a good 5-10 minutes before pouring it on. Mixing by hand for a while will leave you with a lot less bubbles than any other mixing tool. Less bubbles, less work!

Add The Finishing Touches

Once that has cured, you want to refine your work with a sander and give the project a routed edge. Once that’s done, use a sander to clean up the underside of your project, then finish it off with some wood oil. Perfect!

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Tags: epoxy pours, epoxy resin, two stage pours