WiseBond™ DEEP Pour™ Epoxy is VOC-Free. We do not have FDA approval certifying direct, long-term contact with food, however once epoxy is fully cured for 30 days, it is an inert plastic and should be fine for incidental exposure to food. It is not antimicrobial. Epoxy is not safe to ingest (liquid or cured). Do not cut on or prepare raw food on epoxy surfaces.
Let epoxy cure for 24 hours (dry to touch) before adding additional layers over the first pour. NOTE: If longer than 24 hours have elapsed between pours, scuff hardened epoxy surface with 120 grit sand paper to ensure adhesion between epoxy layers.
Our DEEP Pour epoxy can be poured in sections up to 2" thick. Pouring more than 2¨ thick may increase the risks of drying defects. If more than 2¨ of depth is needed, allow the product to dry for 24 hours before pouring consecutive layers of desired thickness. Our Bar & Table Top epoxy self-levels to about 1/8" thick. Any thicker should be in multiple 1/8th inch layers.
YES, always! For a stress free
project, seal all table top surfaces to prevent air
bubbles from bleeding into your surface. Even concrete table
tops could hold air in their pores. Any objects to be covered with resin should
also be coated with a light layer of epoxy resin.
Epoxy should be applied in 2 coats. The first coat is the
"seal coat" and prevents air bubbles that are released from inside
the table, into your second final coat, the super glossy "flood coat."
One to two seal coats form an air-tight seal over your material/substrate.
This seal coat should be a thin, light layer applied with a brush,
spreader or foam roller. WiseBond™ Bar & Table Top epoxy is perfect for the
seal coat because it will be dry-to-the-touch in approx. 6- 8 hrs.
More than one seal coat maybe needed. If your table surface
absorbs the first coat, add another when the first is dry-to-the-touch.
There is no epoxy that
is burn or heat-proof. So while it will withstand incidental heat in normal,
everyday use, it is inadvisable to expose the surface to extremely hot or
prolonged direct heat from pots and pans, etc. Contact such as hot pans or utensils can and will discolor
or burn your table surface. ALWAYS use hot pads!
Our epoxies will cure to a glossy, glass-like finish. If you desire a matte finish, you may sand the cured epoxy with 3000-grit sandpaper to remove the gloss. Then, you will want to add a finish and buff the sanded table and epoxy to bring it to a satin finish.
Absolutely! Our powdered pigments blend flawlessly with both
types of WiseBond™ eposy to produce a wide variety of color effects. You can also
mix our resins with other brands of pigments, inks, dyes and acrylic paints.
We have over 50 powdered pigments available, which may be
mixed together to make other beautiful color effects.
Glow-in-the-dark powdered pigments add incredible special
effects to castings and Lichtenberg wood burnt surfaces. Choose from 9 unique
COMING SOON: Liquid alcohol pigments for transparent tinted epoxy.
NOTE: Due to the many variables involved in epoxy mixing and
pouring, it is difficult to predict how a final, cured epoxy will look when
mixed with colorant. Each of our powdered colorants offer an image of the raw
powder and an image showing the powder mixed and cured with epoxy. We highly
recommend doing a test pour to see how your particular project will turn out.
Our epoxy formula has the highest amount of UV inhibitors possible but no epoxy can withstand exposure to prolonged, direct sunlight without yellowing. Always take precautions to protect your epoxy table by covering it if it is outside.
All epoxy resin
and hardener products differ in weight for Part A and Part B because of their
viscosity and make-up. The correct and precise way to measure epoxy is always
cups and containers with printed measurements will help with accuracy. Check
out our line of epoxy tools and accessories. These are available at your local
hardware store and paint stores as well.
All epoxy resins should be stored in a temperature
controlled environment, away from direct sunlight, in sealed containers and in
their original shipping box if possible. If an epoxy container has been opened
and has possibly been stored for more than 1 year, do a small test pour first.
Epoxy resin and hardeners stored in temps over 90°F or below
50°F will most likely need to be thrown away after 6 months.
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