Tips For Using Epoxy Resin For Table Tops
Industrial Clear table top epoxy is a durable, easy-to-use material for creating stunning bar, counter, and table tops.
Industrial Clear cures to a rock-hard, food-safe finish designed to withstand everyday wear and tear. Industrial Clear delivers a chemical, scratch, and impact-resistant finish ideal for both commercial and industrial settings. It's also a perfect solution for residential projects, such as custom table tops, where its strength and professional-looking finish make it a popular choice.
Is table top epoxy heat resistant?
Once fully cured, Industrial Clear table top epoxy resin can withstand temperatures up to 350F (176C). Allow the resin to harden for the full 48 hour cure before putting the surface into use.
Be aware that extremely hot objects, such as a pot of boiling water, a dish out of the oven, or a pan from the stove can leave an impression on the surface of the cured resin. While these marks typically disappear once the surface cools down, it’s a good idea to use trivets to protect the resin from direct contact with high heat. By taking the appropriate precautions, you can expect to enjoy a durable and attractive Industrial Clear table top for years to come.
What is the dry time of table top epoxy?
After pouring, an Industrial Clear epoxy resin table top will feel dry to the touch 24 hours after curing at standard room temperature. It will reach its maximum hardness after 48 hours. It’s important to wait the full 48 hours before using the table top surface. Keep in mind that curing times for epoxy resin are temperature sensitive. Cool temperatures slow down the curing process, while warm temperatures promote a faster cure. If the resin is not dry to the touch after 24 hours, try increasing the temperature. If it remains sticky, this indicates the chemical reaction has not taken place and the resin will not cure any further.
What are the benefits of using epoxy resin for table tops?
Industrial Clear epoxy resin is a popular choice for table tops thanks to its protective finish and exceptional durability. It provides a food-safe and chemical-resistant solution while adding a modern, high-gloss touch to any surface.
But one of the greatest advantages of using resin for table tops is its versatility. Let your creativity flow and use resin to encapsulate a wide range of objects, including beer caps, photos, or other memorabilia. It’s perfect for sealing and protecting hand-painted or mosaic table tops, building a river table, and enhancing the look of materials such as wood, metal, ceramic, tile, concrete, and more. No matter what your project entails, we’ve got you covered!
Is table top epoxy scratch resistant?
Industrial Clear epoxy resin for table tops has a Shore D rating of 83, meaning it cures into a rock-hard coating that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. It’s essential to let the resin cure for a full 48 hours before putting your table top into use.
It’s important to note that items capable of scratching glass can also scratch resin, so it’s not ideal as a cutting surface. The great news is that if the resined surface does get scratched, it can be restored by sanding it down and pouring a fresh coat of Industrial Clear over top.
Is there a difference between table top resin and epoxy?
Epoxy typically refers to epoxy resin, which comes in various formulations for different purposes, from artistic to industrial. Table top resin is one type of epoxy resin formulated to be exceptionally durable and long-lasting. With a medium consistency, it’s easy to control and spread.
Among the various brands of table top epoxy resin available, Industrial Clear stands out for its high performance and quality. It provides a rock-hard finish that can resist chemicals, scratches, and impact, making it an ideal option to protect table tops. Moreover, it’s formulated to be safe for use at home, containing no VOCs, fumes, or solvent materials.
Once cured, it’s food safe and has light stabilizers to protect against UV damage. It’s a versatile and user-friendly solution to protect and enhance table tops made from a variety of materials.