Frequently Asked Questions About Epoxy

Where Can I Buy Your Epoxy?

We sell all of our epoxy products right here on the website under Shop Now up at the top. You can also find a map of WiseBond® dealers on our locator page.
Yes, all of our epoxies cure to a crystal-clear finish. We also sell a line of WiseColor powdered colorants and WiseGlow glow in the dark colorants to add tint to our DEEP Pour epoxy.
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.
If you are a woodworker, lumber yard or in the business of custom wood tables and furniture working with epoxy, we have a solution for you!

Begin by filling out our dealer signup form.
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.
Thick pour epoxy cures slowly so it won’t crack or shrink. It likes heat and cures via its own heat - created by mass - and the ambient air temp.

Our recommended pouring temp is between 77-85 degrees.
Before you pour a thick deep pour, you can warm the epoxy jugs in hot tap water around 120 degrees. This will help eliminate the micro bubbles when pouring a clear epoxy.
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!
No, epoxy is not fireproof. It can and will catch fire from a direct flame if and when it reaches its flash point. Always know and understand your epoxy’s SDS sheet.
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 colors variants.

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.
Yes, to some areas. If you're interested in ordering internationally, please fill out our international order form and we will generate a quote for your order.
WiseBond® Bar & Table Top Epoxy will work well with wood, glass, ceramic, stone aggregate, cement, electronic parts and most metals.

Do not use over an oil-based stain.
Yes, we can set up bulk pricing for you. Use our contact form to let us know what you need.
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.
Check our instructions link at the top of our site. We have detailed instructions for using both DEEP Pour epoxy and Bar & Table Top epoxy.

You can find lots of helpful discussion on the Wood Table Epoxy Tips & Tricks community on Facebook as well as on the WiseBond® YouTube channel and the WiseBond® Facebook page.
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 by volume.

Plastic mixing 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.
No, we don't offer samples. This is because a small amount of our epoxy wouldn't give you an accurate indication of how well it would work on a project. Epoxy curing times and strength is highly dependent on the overall amount of epoxy you're using. We stand behind our product 100% and we are happy to answer any questions about our epoxy and it's suitability for your project.

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