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What Went Wrong?!

What Went Wrong?!

Posted by Cory Huspek on Jul 1st 2024

A common question asked while working with epoxy is...

What went wrong?

Most often it's as simple as not mixing enough, improper mix ratio, or scraping the sides of your mixing container onto your project.

Sometimes the answer is more complicated.

For example, not prepping your surface may lead to air bubbles and orange peel. Pouring when the temperature is too low or high, or pouring the epoxy resin too thick, can cause yellowing, smoking, and cracking of the epoxy.

The good news is most of these issues can be fixed!

The better news is that all of these problems can be prevented! A good place to start is by reading the instructions.

Take the time to prep!

Surface prep is key to making sure your project turns out great, and is one of the most important steps of the process. Surface prep could be as simple as seal coating your wood, making sure your mold is leak-free, or just wiping down your surface with denatured alcohol and a clean cotton rag to remove any surface contamination.

Try starting out small.

Keep in mind that watching YouTube videos doesn't always result in mastery right away. Instead of starting your epoxy journey with a 10-gallon river table, try starting with a small project like a coaster!

Have you tried MAS Table Top Pro?

MAS Table Top Pro is a great system for beginners and professionals. With a 30 minute working time and an easy 1:1 mix ratio, it’s a great place to start.

All you have to do is...START!

Pick a project, gather your materials, read the instructions, and have some fun. Don’t hesitate to call our technical support line (M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm CST) if you have any questions.

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