Applying epoxy coating to wood

Epoxy casting resin is not only suitable for making art, but also a great choice for coating your wooden table or other wooden object.

An epoxy coating gives a nice glossy appearance and the cracks and cracks are filled 100%, protecting the wood against moisture and pollution.

With the right techniques and some helpful tips and tricks, you can apply a beautiful epoxy coating that will not only protect your wood, but also create a visual masterpiece. In this article, our epoxy specialists will show you how to properly apply an epoxy coating to a wooden table top and share valuable insights to make your project shine.

Step 1: Preparation

Make sure you have all the necessary materials on hand before you start applying the epoxy coating.

  • Epoxy casting resin: Choose a high-quality epoxy casting resin that is suitable for wooden surfaces. Our advice for this is the UltraEpoxy . This is a high quality art epoxy that can be widely used. Extremely suitable for casting floors, coatings and even small art such as jewelry.

  • Requirements: UltraEpoxy , disposable nitrile gloves , mixing cup 750 ml or larger, mixing spatulas, scales, acetone and possibly a velor roller or just a spatula.

  • Workspace: Work in a dust-free workspace and ensure that your surface is level so that the epoxy does not run off. Cover the surface with, for example, cardboard boxes.

Step 2: Sanding the wood

Make sure your table top has been thoroughly cleaned with acetone and then sand it with 100-150 grit sandpaper. This way, any imperfections have been removed. You want a smooth surface to allow the epoxy to adhere properly.

Step 3: Applying the epoxy coating

Follow the instructions on the packaging of the epoxy casting resin. You need approximately 300 grams of epoxy per m2 of wood. Mix well for 5-7 minutes. Also scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.

Pour the epoxy evenly over the surface from the mixing cup. Start in the middle and then spread the epoxy with the mixing spatula or with your hands if you are wearing gloves. Use a (foam) brush to coat the edges of the table.
You can also use a velor roller from the hardware store for this. Then let the epoxy harden for at least 24 hours.

Step 4: Remove air bubbles

Use a heat tool or the Bubble Burst spray to remove air bubbles. Let the epoxy sit for several minutes to allow excess air bubbles to escape. Follow the curing time as indicated in the instructions.

Step 5: Apply a second layer if necessary

If you want to add more depth and shine, consider applying a second coat of epoxy. Repeat the steps for mixing and applying the epoxy.

Tips from epoxy specialists:

  1. Experiment with colors, pigments and embedded objects (such as dried flowers or leaves) to create a unique design.

  2. Work in a clean, dust-free and well-ventilated area to ensure the quality of your artwork and protect your health.

  3. Use masking tape to prevent epoxy from running off the edges of the table top.

  4. Allow the epoxy to harden sufficiently before using the table, usually this takes a few days to a week.

  5. Be patient and let the epoxy do its work.

  6. You can also cast into an epoxy table mold . This is much easier as you can just pour into a mold.

How can you remove spilled epoxy?

Did you make any spills while applying the epoxy? Then you can use acetone or vinegar. You can easily remove any spilled epoxy using acetone or vinegar. Ideal if, for example, you have spilled epoxy on the floor.

Is your epoxy table dirty? Then it is not wise to use acetone. It is better to clean a homemade epoxy table with a damp cloth.

More information?

Do you have questions about making art, jewelry or casting/coating floors or other objects? Several people work at itsOkay epoxy experts each with their own expertise. We are happy to help you.

Please contact the customer service from itsOkay or take a look at it Epoxy knowledge center .


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