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
- Wood Oil
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!