Can Tabletop Epoxy Be Used For Crafts?

Can Tabletop Epoxy Be Used For Crafts?

Can Tabletop Epoxy Be Used For Crafts?

Yes, tabletop epoxy can be used for crafts. It is great for most surfaces, including tabletops, bar tops, wood furniture, signs, artwork, and more. From DIY crafts to River tables, our epoxy resin is preferred by professionals but easy for beginners. Our epoxy resin is ideal for wood projects since it does not stain, warp or crack.

It is also great for crafting since it can be mixed in a single application with different colors and finishes to match your project’s desired look and feel. However, some users have reported that applying epoxy resin can be slow, especially if there is a lot of epoxy resin on the surface to be covered.

However, this is not a problem if you have extra time and patience. For example, you can always work on other projects while the epoxy resin is curing. Once the epoxy is completely dry, it can be sanded for a smooth finish.

Epoxy resin should be mixed at a 1:1 ratio with a hardener as specified by the manufacturer. The epoxy resin must be mixed every time before use to ensure that it is free from dust and debris. Epoxy resin should be applied in thin layers over the tabletop or other surfaces being covered to avoid cracking or peeling while drying.


How Do You Apply Epoxy Resin To A Wood Tabletop?

To apply epoxy resin to a wood tabletop, you will need first to sand the wood surface to create a smooth, even surface. Next, clean the wood surface with a tack cloth to remove dust or debris. Once the surface is prepared, mix the epoxy resin according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Once the resin is mixed, you will apply it to the wood surface using a brush or roller. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves and a respirator to protect yourself from the fumes. Once the resin is applied, you will need to let it cure for the time specified by the manufacturer.

Once the resin has been cured, you can apply a wood finish to seal the epoxy and protect it from scratches.

Next, we will cover the tabletop with a protective varnish. We recommend that you use a high-quality latex chrome polish or polyurethane with epoxy varnish over the finish to prevent chipping and scratching to your tabletop.

Finally, we will apply one layer of clear protective varnish over it, which should protect your new tabletop from scratches and make it easier to clean.

How Much Is Epoxy Table Top Per Square Foot?

Epoxy tabletop coverage is typically calculated at 12 square feet per mixed gallon at 1/8-inch thickness. However, this coverage may be less due to mixing and project overflow, which varies. For instance, some projects require more epoxy per gallon than others.

We suggest calculating the coverage based on the size of your table and the application area. In our case, we have an elliptical table with a 30-inch diameter and a ten-foot diameter. 

However, the epoxy coverage is smaller than 12 square feet per gallon since we only have six inches of the table left, which will be covered with other objects.

On the other hand, the application area is larger than 12 square feet since we are applying it on a round surface. For instance, we must apply it at least 2 to 3 inches outside the table’s top edge, or it will not hold properly.

We must also ensure that we apply it at least 1 inch outside the edge area where objects are placed on the table. In total, for this particular project, we are expecting about 8 square feet of epoxy coverage per gallon. However, this does not include figuring in spilled areas or errors made in mixing and application.

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