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Epoxy resin is available from a wide range of dealers, many with their own branding and epoxy resin variants. But the quality of these brands varies greatly, and in many cases, the epoxy you get is not nearly as good as it should be.

In the craft of epoxy resin, compromise is usually a bad idea. Epoxy's primary purpose is to protect and preserve in an aesthetically pleasing way, and that's only possible if it was formulated for quality, without cutting corners on the manufacturing process. That's why it's important to use quality epoxy that is up to the task.

Many resin candidates, but few winners.

Because no two epoxies are alike, it's easy to get lost when searching for the right one, especially given the relentless proliferation of low-quality epoxy resins that have recently flooded the market and obscured the existence of premium brands of epoxy, brands which are much safer and actually do what they're meant to.

Still, those high-quality brands are out there, and among them there is one in particular that stands tall for its uncompromising quality: UltraClear Epoxy.

A premium resin choice that stands above all.

UltraClear Epoxy is our premium brand of epoxy resins. Each of our epoxy resin products is designed to withstand the elements in many ways, while also retaining its beautiful appearance and continuously preserving any substrate materials it's been bonded to.

Among this brand is a selection of 4 distinct epoxies, which altogether cover nearly every possible project. These include:

In this article, we'll explain, using 6 distinct reasons, why UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy is the best premium-grade epoxy available, the kind that any user would want for big projects like bar tops, countertops, and table tops.

An outdoor wooden epoxy bar top with a wooden shelter above it and several wooden chairs surrounding it.

6 reasons for why UltraClear Bar Top Epoxy is the best epoxy resin

Choosing the right epoxy resin for your project is essential to getting long-lasting results. For the vast majority of epoxy projects, a premium table top epoxy is the way to go. This type of epoxy has perfect viscosity for applying seal coats, and it also does the best job of self-leveling without excessive dripping, minimizing waste.

But even when looking solely at table top epoxies, there are still numerous options available, including our UltraClear Epoxy.

Here are 6 reasons for why our UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy is the best of them all:

  • Unparalleled durability.
  • A pristine, crystal-clear finish.
  • Fully waterproof sealing.
  • Chemically resistant.
  • Straightforward application.
  • Low-maintenance and easily cleaned.
A stone epoxy bar top.

Reason #1: Unparalleled Durability

Epoxy is strong—really strong. And among epoxy variants, table top epoxy is the best of the bunch. An epoxy of this type will be able to handle many types of physical damage exceptionally well, preventing cracks, scratches, and other types of physical blemishes from developing in the epoxy finish or deeper into the substrate.

Moreover, a good table top epoxy will have a stronger finish than other types of epoxy (such as a deep pour epoxy or art & craft epoxy), giving you unmatched protection for high-traffic environments such as commercial barroom, domestic countertops (such as those in a kitchen), and table tops of any sort.

UltraClear rises above the rest.

Our UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy stands out among others for its incredible strength and durability. Using a Type D durometer on the Shore Hardness test, it scored an immense 98 out of 100. This is tougher than nearly every other epoxy on the market—and even above many types of life-saving protective equipment.

A close view of a wooden epoxy countertop surface. The wooden substrate has been coated with UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy, which features a fully transparent finish.

Reason #2: A Pristine, Crystal-Clear Finish

Not only does UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy act as a shield against most forms of damage, but it also gets to look good doing it. When mixed and applied properly, our epoxy cures to a crystal-clear finish. This means that it develops the fortitude of a high-strength polymer but exhibits a glasslike appearance.

Many other epoxy resin have trouble curing without manifesting blemishes and imperfections—most notably air bubbles. But with UltraClear, application is a breeze, and removing air bubbes is just a natural part of the process, ensuring a clean, clear, and consistent finish each and every time.

Two wooden restaurant tables with an UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy finish.

Reason #3: Fully Waterproof Sealing

One of the most common types of potential damage for bar tops, countertops, and table tops is moisture damage. This can be caused by regular exposure to liquids such as water and beverages, as well as by high humidity and condensation.

Thankfully, with UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy, you get a watertight seal that won't allow liquids to permeate, preventing rotting, watermarks, staining, and related issues from occurring.

Moreover, because it's so resilient against this type of damage, it can be used outdoors. Just apply it in a suitable environment first and allow it to cure. Once it has fully hardened, it'll be ready to go, able to ride out different kinds of inclement weather, such as heavy rain.

A wooden epoxy restaurant table top with salt and pepper bottles resting on it.

Reason #4: Chemically Resistant

Most epoxy resins will be resistant to a range of different chemicals. This range varies slightly by the quality of the resin.

Our UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy is resistant to many common chemicals that might be present within household or commercial environments.

These include:

  • Various acids
  • Light solvents
  • Oils & greases (notably those from cooking)
  • Salts (chemical compounds—yes, including table salt)
  • Household Chemicals (e.g., cleaners)

Learn more about these categories in our article on the subject here.

Though chemical resistance isn't usually the buyer's first consideration, it's nonetheless an important aspect of a sealant because there are so many different substances that relevant surfaces are likely to encounter these days.

Powerful cleaners, which are great for cleaning up messes, removing stains and residues from different materials, and maintaining a sanitary environment, are easy to acquire these days. Thus, a chemically resilient finish for your countertops or table top is ideal.

A close-up view of a rustic wooden epoxy table top.

Reason #5: Straightforward Application

When it comes to sealants and finishing, nothing is more important than getting that initial application right. Many sealants require a measure of skill or experience to achieve optimal results, with some being potentially harmful if handled improperly.

Fortunately, our UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy follows a simple process of application, making it a breeze to apply even with little to no experience. Though we recommend professional help or guidance for complex projects such as an epoxy river table, a regular table top can be accomplished by anyone willing to carefully read and follow our step-by-step instructions.

Most epoxy projects progress through the following phases:

Reduce the likelihood of mistakes and keep things simple at the same time by using our UltraClear Epoxy, which is a pure resin product with no fillers for a clean, consistent application process.

A commercial wooden epoxy bar top.

Reason #6: Low Maintenance and Easy to Clean

The final reason for choosing UltraClear over other brands is for the low maintenance requirements of our resin products. Because our UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy doesn't compromise on quality, users get a smooth, long-lasting finish with a minimal lifespan of 7 years.

It's here that the previous reasons listed come into play. The high resistance to many forms of damage means that blemishes and scratches rarely occur, and when they do, it's unlikely to be deep enough that resealing or reapplication would be necessary.

Furthermore, because the surface of our cured epoxy is so smooth, cleanup is almost effortless, with common household cleaners as well as mere dish soap and water being more than adequate to remove almost any form of residue or debris.

Add to that the lack of staining, and you have a potent combination of endurance that will keep your finish looking like new for years and years to come, with minimal upkeep needed.

Have questions? Want advice? Contact us!

If you have any questions about choosing the ideal epoxy resin, or if you'd like assistance in planning an epoxy project, please reach out to us at UltraClear Epoxy—our epoxy experts are ready to assist!

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 of your screen.

In our online store, you'll find a variety of useful tools and supplies, ideal for resin projects, plus our award-winning UltraClear Bar & Table Top Epoxy and our UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy.

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