Please take into consideration the volume of epoxy you pour into a void. Pouring too much epoxy into a large area may result in shrinking, yellowing or cracking. Keeping the work area cool by adding a fan can help reduce the risk of the epoxy overheating. If you have any questions or concerns about the process feel free to reach out using the contact form
For best results, all materials and working conditions should be maintained at a constant 60°F-80°F. Epoxy is a temperature sensitive material. When cool, it’s thicker and sets slower. When warm, it’s thinner and sets faster. Working in a shop or with material above 80°F, Deep Pour X may set too quickly and exotherm (become too hot) which could cause it to yellow, distort, shrink or crack. As a general rule, thicker pours require cooler working conditions. An air conditioned workspace is recommended. PLEASE NOTE: This is an advanced deep pour epoxy resin system. DO NOT use Deep Pour X resin in working temperatures above 85°F.
Maximum Casting Thickness:
Max casting thickness can vary depending on a number of factors including shop temp, material temp, mixing quantity, mold material, project dimensions, etc. Every project is unique, but as a general guideline Deep Pour X should be poured 2-3” thick per pour. Pouring under 2” will take 48-72 hours to cure. Pouring over 3” may result in yellowing, shrinking or cracking. Allow air flow underneath and around mold to help dissipate heat. Step pour multiple layers for thicker castings.
CAUTION EXOTHERMIC REACTION: Mixed epoxy generates heat. The more you mix, the hotter it will be. Must use after mixing. Only mix what you are ready to pour. May fume and smoke. Please visit the online FAQ before starting your project. To learn more about exothermic reactions click here.
Always apply a seal coat before coating or casting against bare wood or porous surfaces. To start, the surface must be clean, dry and free of contamination. Next, apply a thin coat of mixed epoxy to surface. Take care to cover and seal any voids or cracks present. Allow the seal coat to cure to a rock hard solid, and sand with 80-120 grit paper, paying special attention to imper- fections such as air bubbles. Lastly, wipe clean with a cotton t-shirt rag and denatured alcohol. The purpose of a seal coat is to minimize the effects of off gassing by creating a thin air-tight barrier between a porous wooden surface and Deep Pour X epoxy so air bubbles won’t percolate up through the curing epoxy creating cosmetic defects. Residual moisture in an unsealed surface will result in foaming. We recommend sealing with the MAS 2:1 Clear Epoxy System, MAS Penetrating Epoxy Sealer, or MAS Table Top. Deep Pour X is an EXTREMELY slow curing system by design. We DO NOT recommend using Deep Pour X for seal coat, as you will need to wait 2+ days for seal coat to cure to the point where it can be sanded and cleaned before continuing.