Our unique blend of Polycarbons are formulated to resist scratching and to provide extreme durability in the most demanding of environments.
Crystal-Clear Transparent Finish
Our Nano-crystal technology enhances the natural beauty of any surface, giving it a greater sense of depth and contrast.
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For most applications, UltraClear Epoxy is applied in two stages, the Seal Coat stage and the Flood Coat stage.
Seal Coat: Coverage is 48 sq.ft. per combined gallon.
The seal coat is a small batch of epoxy that is brushed on in a thin layer to seal any pores in the surface and prevent air bubbles from forming in the following flood coat. Our epoxy is used for both the seal coat and the flood coat. It is the same product that is applied to the surface with a paint brush. This stage is followed by the flood coat, which is poured on and self levels to 1/8".
Flood Coat: Coverage is 16 sq.ft at 1/8" thick per combined gallon. A flood coat is simply poured on the surface and it self-levels to 1/8". Additional Flood coats can be applied every 4 hours to cover thicker embedded objects.
Side and Edges:
When pouring over the Sides and Edges of a table, counter, or bar top, make sure that you purchase extra material to account for spillage over the sides as you will lose material coating them.
*These calculations are not intended to give more than a rough estimate. Precise epoxy needs will vary according to many factors, including application type and surface material. For specific advice regarding your project, contact our customer service department.
Step 1: Measure Epoxy
UltraClear Epoxy is a two-part, epoxy coating that is mixed at a 1 to 1 ratio. Pour an equal amount of hardener and resin into a new container. It is important that you use a new container for each batch that you mix so that the next batch does not get contaminated from the remnants of curing epoxy in the previous container. You can purchase a tool kit that comes with all of the items you will need in our Tools & Supplies section.
Step 2: Mix Epoxy
Mix thoroughly with our mixing drill bit to ensure that the batch is completely blended.
Step 3: Paint on a Seal Coat of Epoxy
On porous material such as wood, you will need to paint on a seal coat of the same epoxy first to seal any pores in the surface. This prevents air bubbles from forming in the following flood coat. Not all surfaces require a seal coat. Contact customer service if you are unsure if your project will need a seal coat as you will need to figure the seal coat into your epoxy order to make sure you have enough product.
Step 4: Pour Epoxy Flood Coat
Pour the epoxy onto the surface working your way down the length of the area. The epoxy self levels so there is no need to move it around with any tools. The epoxy coat can be allowed to flow over the sides which will create a coating on the vertical edges. The epoxy that drips over will form bumps about 1/2 inch underneath the lip of the edge. These drips can be sanded off once the epoxy has cured.
*Multiple flood coats can be applied to cover over embedded objects. Just pour a new flood coat every 4 hours.
Step 5: Pop Air Bubbles with a Plumber’s Torch or Heat Gun
Once you finish pouring the epoxy, you will need to pop air bubbles using a plumber’s torch or a heat gun (not a hair dryer). This process is the easiest step as it only takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to do. Keep the torch or heat gun a few inches from the surface and simply wave it back and forth until you cover the entire distance of the surface. The heat pops any bubbles instantly.
The epoxy is dry to the touch in 12 hours. Allow 72 hours before using the surface. That’s it!
Working Temperature of Product:
The working room temperature must be above 75 degrees, several hours prior to mixing the epoxy. We recommend that the product be brought inside and acclimated to room temperature, as it will be cold during winter shipping months. Use space heaters if necessary to ensure the temperature remains above 75 degrees in cold areas, such as garages and basements. It is extremely important that the temperature remain above 75 degrees for a full 72 hours, in order for the epoxy to cure. High or low humidity and higher temperatures (75-110 degrees) are perfectly fine for curing; the epoxy cures much faster with higher temperatures. Complete instructions can be downloaded here.
This video demonstrates how to properly mix a batch of UltraClear Epoxy. It is important that you use a new container for each batch of epoxy that you mix so that the next batch does not get contaminated from the remnants of curing epoxy in the previous container. You can purchase a tool kit that comes with all of the items you will need in our Tools & Supplies. Just make sure to purchase extra containers depending on the number of epoxy batches you will be pouring.
Seal Coat Application
This video shows how to apply a Seal coat of UltraClear Epoxy followed by a Flood coat. For beginners it is best to mix up a smaller batch of epoxy for the seal coat to make sure it does not start curing in the container before you finish. When you run out, you simply mix up another seal coat batch and paint it on where you left off. Small containers can be purchased in our Tools & Supplies section of the website.
Pouring Epoxy on a Table with No Edge
The table in this video is made with copper sheets from ColorCopper.com. This videos show you how to pour UltraClear epoxy on a surface that DOES NOT have a raised edge. A Seal coat of UltraClear epoxy is NOT necessary on metal, laminate, and other solid surfaces. You simply put down 4 mil painters plastic around the area to catch the epoxy so that it does not get on your floor. Epoxy can go through cardboard so if you do use that, you will need 3 to 4 layers. The 4 mil painters plastic is the best choice.
Making a Penny Bar or Table Top with our UltraClear Epoxy.
Glue down all your pennies first with any type of glue (except a hot glue gun). Make sure the glue is completely dry and then you will paint on a seal coat of epoxy. Wait 4-6 hours and then you can pour the flood coat of epoxy.
Bottle Cap Table and Bar Top Tutorial
How to make a bottle cap bar top or bottle cap table with our UltraClear Epoxy. In the video, you will see that we used the seal coat as our glue to hold down the bottle caps so they are securely fastened to the surface and do not float to the top of the flood coat. Just paint on a thicker seal coat so that it surrounds the bottle caps. Then wait until the next day and you can pour the flood coat. One flood coat is all that is neccessary to coat the bottle caps if you have a raised edge all the way around your surface.
Sticker Bar Top or Table Top
How to make a Beer Sticker Bar Top or Table Top with our UltraClear Epoxy. The same would work for beer labels, decals, and photos. Make sure your items are glued down. For thin material such as paper, maps, magazine articles, we recommend that you apply a coat of elmers glue over the items first to seal them as the epoxy can soak through and discolor them. You may also use a crafter paper coating called Mod Podge that is sold at Walmart or on Amazon.com.
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