Deep Pour™ Epoxy
Once you've constructed your wood table pouring form, be sure to:
- Seal the bottom and all the edges with silicone on the seams and then vapor barrier tape on all surfaces (Such as a waterproofing home wrapping tape.)
- Clamp down the wood so it will not float when the epoxy is poured
- lay down a tarp or plastic sheeting to protect the floor from any leaks
Use these calculations below to get a relatively close measurement of the epoxy amount you will need to mix.
First you measure the Length of your wood table in inches, X (multiply) by the average width of the wood “voids” in inches, and then, X (multiply) by the rough thickness in inches.
- L inches x W inches x T inches = Cubic Inches
- Cubic Inches divided by 144 = estimated BF
(144 cubic inches in a board foot (A Board Foot being 1 sq.ft., 1 inch thick)
- BF Divided by 2.4, multiplied by 1.2 = Recommended # of kits
(1.5 gallons of epoxy will fill about 2.4 BF of space.)
(1.2 is used for an overage to be sure you have enough epoxy and do not come up short.)
Coverage Chart for Bar & Table Top Epoxy
Typical flood coat pour will self level to approximately 1/8" (.125) at 70F
|Laminate Coverage Calculated by Thickness of Pour
Measured in Inches and Square Feet
|Desired Laminate Thickness||Gallon Kit
1/2 Gal A + 1/2 Gal B
|1/4"||6 sq. ft.|
|1/8"||12 sq. ft.|
|1/16"||24 sq. ft.|
|1/32"||48 sq. ft.|
|1/64"||96 sq. ft.|
For most table applications, Bar & Table Top Epoxy is applied in two stages. The first stage is the Seal Coat and the second stage is the Flood Coat. (1 Kit = 1-Gallon of Epoxy = 1/2 gal. Resin + 1/2 gal. Hardener)
Seal Coat: The seal coat is very important and is a small batch of Bar & Table Top Epoxy that is brushed on the table in a thin layer. This seals pores the table surface and also prevents air bubbles from escaping/forming during the flood coat. Our epoxy is used for both the seal coat and the flood coat. It is applied to the surface with a paint brush. This stage is followed by the flood coat, which is poured on and self-levels to 1/8".
Flood Coat: Coverage is 12 sq.ft. at 1/8" thick per combined gallon. A flood coat is poured on the table surface and it self-levels to 1/8" thick. For a thicker flood coat, apply a second 1/8” pour after sanding the first coat (Sanding roughs up the epoxy surface to allow the second coat to adhere). Additional Flood coats can be applied every 24 hours to cover thicker embedded objects. Covering embedded objects will require additional epoxy. Make sure you have accounted for this.
Side and Edges: When pouring the flood coat, the sides and edges of a table, counter, or bar top also need coated. Make sure you purchase extra epoxy material to account for overflow and spillage over the edge. You could possibly lose 25-30% of the epoxy product to coat the sides and edges.
These epoxy calculations are either/or for the table seal coat and larger flood coat. Example: 1-gallon of epoxy will cover either 12 sq.ft. for a flood coat or 36 sq.ft. for a seal coat, not both.
These Bar & Table Top Epoxy calculations are only intended to offer a rough estimate. Precise epoxy material will always vary according to many factors, including application nature and table surface material.
Coverage below is at 1/8" thick