Learn the cost of epoxy and how to save money without compromise!
Epoxy resin is a beautiful substance used to protect materials while enhancing their appearances through chemical bonds and subsequent hardening.
It's also capable of being used alone to make pure epoxy table tops as well as resin jewelry, epoxy art, and much more.
But what is the actual cost of epoxy resin? And is it actually worth it?
Find out below in our explainer on epoxy costs and how to save money without compromising on quality!
How much does epoxy cost?
Epoxy resin prices vary widely based on quality and sourcing.
On average, you can expect a price between $100 and $150 per gallon.
Dealers of so-called "budget brands" may offer an even lower price. However, these particular brands tend to have a greater risk of failure alongside many other issues, so it's best to avoid them.
Click here to learn more about epoxy resin "budget brands".
There are several tips we have for saving money when buying epoxy resin:
- Consider more than just the upfront price. Quality matters for long-term costs.
- Buy more to save more—some brands give large orders a lower price per gallon.
- Watch out for exorbitant shipping costs.
- Look for brands that include comprehensive post-purchase customer support.
Tip #1: Consider more than just the upfront price.
When shopping for things like epoxy that are intended to last for years, it's important to consider the long-term costs.
Price is often dictated by quality. In the case of epoxy resin, a lower-quality product can mean failure to blend or cure properly, premature wear and tear, and also the presence of visual imperfections and other flaws.
Each of these issues brings with them additional long-term costs.
For example, if a low-quality resin fails to blend or cure, you end up with not only a big mess to clean up, but also having to spend more money on a better resin that won't have these problems.
This goes doubly so for cases where the resin does successfully cure but isn't strong enough to hold up for its intended lifespan. You then have a fully-finished project that breaks down far sooner than expected, bringing with it new costs for repair and maintenance, sometimes even having to scrap the entire thing and begin anew.
For these reasons, it's always a wise choice to limit your epoxy purchasing to premium-quality brands that have a consistent record of holding up and lasting for many years like epoxy should.
At UltraClear Epoxy, our resins are all premium-grade; use them worry-free.
You can find our premium resins on the following pages:
- UltraClear Table Top Epoxy - Our strongest resin finish. This is perfect for epoxy table tops, countertops, bar tops, and much more.
- UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy - Our deep pour casting resin. This is ideal for river tables, silicone casting molds, and many other uses.
Tip #2: Buy more to save more.
With many premium epoxy brands, you can save money by buying multiple gallons.
For instance, on our UltraClear Table Top Epoxy page, you can choose how many gallons of epoxy you want to order by clicking the drop-down box where the amount is listed.
With each additional gallon of epoxy, the price per gallon is lowered.
In other words, selecting 10 gallons of epoxy resin will give you an even better price than selecting 3 gallons.
This is a great way to save if you have a very large project or intend to do multiple projects over the course of a year; a year is the average shelf life of unopened epoxy before it might start to "yellow".
If you think you'll be doing multiple epoxy projects, it's a good idea to plan ahead and order the epoxy you'll need all at once to save the most.
Tip #3: Watch out for exorbitant shipping costs.
While some epoxy dealers may list a low price for the resin itself, there's often a high fee added later for shipping & handling.
These additional surcharges are something to watch out for when considering which epoxy brand to go with.
On the other hand, some brands offer free shipping with epoxy orders.
At UltraClear Epoxy, for example, all epoxy orders are given free 2-day shipping.
With us, the price you see on the page is the price you'll pay—No additional fees, no hidden surcharges.
Tip #4: Look for brands that offer post-purchase customer support.
There are other ways to save aside from the epoxy itself.
When shopping for epoxy, you should look for brands that provide comprehensive customer support both before and after you make your purchase.
Avoid brands that only care about you before you've given them your money. These are the ones that are least likely to assist you if you have any problems or concerns during your projects.
At UltraClear Epoxy, we strive to provide the best customer assistance to all of our resin users.
Whether you're a resin professional or an epoxy beginner, we want to make sure your epoxy experience goes as smoothly as possibly.
In fact, you can contact us through several different ways, including phone or email—as well as through online text chat during business hours by clicking the Help button at the bottom right of your screen whenever you're on our website.
Our epoxy experts are happy to assist you.
We hope this article was able to provide you with the information you need to choose your epoxy without spending more money or time than you should have to.
Here are some other resources that you may find useful:
- Our guide to coloring epoxy resin - Did you know you can color epoxy resin? This guide explains how to use epoxy pigments and resin dyes to infuse epoxy with vivid color. It also explains where to get these colorants at a good price.
- How to measure the amount of epoxy you need - Read this article for advice on determining how much epoxy is necessary for your project.
- Guidelines for cleaning epoxy surfaces - Post-project care is important. This article provides tips on how to clean your epoxy surfaces—it's easier than you might think!
Have questions? Want advice? Contact us!
If you have any questions or concerns about epoxy resin and related topics, or if you'd like project planning assistance, please reach out to us at UltraClear Epoxy.
You can contact us via phone or email here.
During business hours you can also text chat online with one of our resin specialists by clicking the Help button at the bottom right of your screen.