If you want the appearance of 50 coats of varnish with just one pour on your epoxy resin table, look no further than our table top epoxy, Table Top Pro. With a protective resin, this 1:1 epoxy table top finish will provide you with a coating that has a glass–like sheen. Table Top Pro Epoxy resin goes on in self-leveling, thick pours. Everything about Table Top Pro resin makes it easy to get an alluring, clear finish quickly, making it our best epoxy for table tops!
MAS Table Top Pro Epoxy is an easy-to-use, two-part epoxy table top finish. Compatible with color pigments, alcohol ink and acrylic paints, our table top epoxy is perfect for clear-coating surfaces like tables, bar tops, furniture, signs, artwork and more. Avoid scratching with our best epoxy for table tops by simply pouring and spreading MAS Table Top Pro Epoxy evenly, covering your entire surface for a beautiful glass-like finish on any table.
MAS Table Top Pro Epoxy is a clear, self-leveling, room-temperature curing epoxy system. For the best results, expect a 30-min working time, with product and working conditions maintained at 75˚F. After 24 hours from pouring and spreading, your epoxy table top finish is sandable at 75˚F.
The coating thickness of our table top epoxy should be based on a 1:1 mixing ratio by volume. Expect a 1-gallon kit to cover 12 sq ft with a ⅛’ coating.
The condensation won't leave rings on the epoxy, however, if the cup or mug is very hot it could leave an indentation on the resin. You could simply warm up the indent with a hair dryer or heat gun and smooth it out!
Apply epoxy over an existing oil finish can cause a lot of issues. It can create an impermeable layer between the wood and the epoxy and potentially cause delamination issues. With that said, you can wait for the full cure schedule, then lightly scuff the finish to create surface area and texture for the epoxy to adhere to, wash the piece down with a solvent like denatured alcohol or acetone (keep in mind that may discolor or remove the oil finish) at which point you can apply a seal coat (1/32") and watch for any fish eyes or orange peel. Repeat the seal coat until you have imperfection free surface then apply the flood coat.
Asked by Nardin Costandy on October 20, 2020 1:16 pm
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The shelflife of MAS epoxy resins and hardeners is at least one year in sealed containers, but the material can last much longer when stored between 60-90°F in a dry place. The product should be stored indoors, on a raised surface off the floor and away from exterior walls. Do not allow epoxy resins or hardeners to freeze during winter storage. After use, tightly reseal all containers. With age or when stored improperly, you may encounter issues such as crystallization of the epoxy resin or yellowing of the hardener. If there is any doubt about the condition of old material, we recommend mixing a small amount in a disposable cup to ensure it hardens before using it for a project.
Tabletop Pro does not have any UV inhibitors and is not recommended for direct UV exposure. The heat deflection temperature is 124F. You can find additional technical attributes under the resources tab in the Technical Data Bulletin
Asked by RICHARD BERGNER on October 6, 2020 10:33 am
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Oil-based stains can be very problematic, you may experience "fish eyes or orange peel" on the surface of your epoxy. With that said, in some instances you can apply epoxy over an oil-stain however you will need to let the stain fully cure, could be 14+ days and then apply a seal coat of epoxy over it, scuff lightly with 150 grit sand paper, wash it down liberally with denatured alcohol or acetone and then apply another seal coat, repeat the scuff and wash. If you have uniform coverage over the stain and the contamination issues have been resolved you can proceed with the flood coat.
Alternatively you can use a water-based stain and avoid the extra steps!
Asked by Mackenzie Anstett on September 14, 2020 9:13 am
Answered by the admin Hello! You can certainly use Tabletop Pro for this application! As for the metallic pigment, you can use Mica Powder or even a metallic acrylic craft paint for the coloring. You will need only a small amount of colorant to create the desired effect! As for the polyurethane on the top, you can apply it as a top coat but in this environment it would not be needed!
Asked by Billy Prater on September 9, 2020 9:30 am
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You can certainly thin it with denatured alcohol or acetone up to 5% (95% epoxy resin 5% solvent) thinning can reduce the mechanical and physical properties though, a lot of people will simply warm up part A prior to mixing in part B to reduce the viscosity and improve the flow. You can take the jug of part A, make sure the cap is on tightly and place it in a bucket of hot water. Keep in mind the warming the mixture will cause the chemical reaction to kick off a lot sooner and the working time will be reduced.
Asked by carol lapham on September 4, 2020 12:59 pm
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You can use Tabletop in two or three shallow 1/4" pours or bump up to deep pour and do it in 1 pour. Surface prep is critical, if you can no longer make an indentation in the epoxy with your fingernail, then you are past the window for a chemical bond and will need to create a mechanical one. To make a mechanical bond:
Scuff the surface up with 120 or 220 grit sand paper
Wipe the surface down with a solvent like denatured alcohol or acetone
Let the solvent flash off (dry) then apply the next layer! Don't worry the scuff marks from sanding will disappear when you pour the next layer!
Answered by the admin It can certainly but used outdoors, however a few clear coats of a high quality UV-Spar Varnish or Bristol Finish, will be needed to protect it from the UV Light which will cause it to yellow, turn chalky and degrade.
Asked by Mario Sollecchio on August 31, 2020 6:54 pm
Answered by the admin MAS Table Top is not FDA approved for direct food contact. To our knowledge, no manufacturer is selling a FDA approved epoxy resin system. Some manufacturers may claim "FDA complaint", "meets FDA guidelines", etc. - this is not the same as FDA approval. These are largely marketing claims that have not necessarily been substantiated. That said, we’ve made many table/bar tops with our product and personally feel comfortable if the tabletop incidentally contacts food (like dropping and being picked up), but we wouldn’t use it to coat a food prep surface where the food will have direct and continuous exposure.
Answered by the admin We do not recommend using tabletop for anything that would have direct continuous exposure to food or someones mouth. A lot of people will leave space at the top of the tumbler so when someone uses it, their mouth will not have direct and continuous exposure to the epoxy.