A wooden epoxy river table made using UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy and red epoxy pigments.

Working with epoxy resin for the first time can feel a daunting challenge.

After all, epoxy is an unusual substance, being a liquid at first before transitioning to a tenacious solid; still, while epoxy may at first seem complex, that doesn't mean it's actually hard to work with!

The process of applying epoxy is rather straightforward when you have the right supplies and a high-quality epoxy resin.

In this article, we'll explain why our UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy is the best deep pour epoxy choice for beginners, then we'll talk about how you can achieve optimal results when using it or other types of epoxy resins.

What is the best deep pour epoxy for beginners?

First—for those unfamiliar—let's explain what deep pour epoxy is.

Deep pour epoxy is a casting resin designed to be poured in thick layers. This kind of epoxy resin is often used for river tables and certain types of resin art, which sometimes require filling silicone molds with thick layers of epoxy.

The value in using a good deep pour epoxy lies in its abilities to flow easily, conform to nuanced shapes, and its release air with fewer issues.

The free-flowing nature of deep pour epoxy sources from its lower viscosity rating. Unlike Table Top Epoxy, which features a high viscosity and is self-leveling (to 1/8 of an inch), Deep Pour Epoxy moves and settles more like water.

Being lower viscosity also allows deep pour epoxy to release air more easily. When epoxy is applied to a surface, air trapped within any surface pores that aren't already sealed will try to escape to the surface. If successful, the air gets released, but if not, it can remain trapped in the form of an air bubble, waiting to be removed.

With deep pour epoxy, air encounters less resistance as it rises, making it far more likely to successfully escape a deep resin finish. This is what makes deep pour epoxy ideal for thick resin layers.

And among deep pour epoxy options, our UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy is the perfect choice for beginners and experienced resin enthusiasts alike.

An epoxy river table, made using UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy and black epoxy pigments.

UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy: The perfect choice for beginners

UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy is a premium epoxy resin with exceptional performance in all relevant categories.

With our Deep Pour Epoxy, you can expect:

  • A durable surface. It cures strong and remains resilient. Make it even better by adding a topcoat of Table Top Epoxy.
  • A waterproof seal. Our resin is waterproof, preventing liquid from permeating or staining.
  • Deep-layer support. Pour thick epoxy layers of up to 2-inches deep with ease. Add additional layers after partial curing for a maximum of 6 inches without problem.
  • Beginner-friendly. UltraClear resins are easy to use, requiring just a few simple steps to get the most out of your epoxy finish.

 When it comes to epoxy resin, you can't get better than UltraClear Epoxy. Our products are pure, refined, and 100% produced in the USA.

FAQ #1: Can you pour epoxy 2 inches thick?

Yes, if you use a deep pour epoxy. Our UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy can be poured in individual layers of up to 2 inches thick.

By applying multiple layers of this size (after a partial curing period), you can also reach up to 6 inches safely without issue.

FAQ #2: What's the difference between deep pour and "regular" epoxy resin?

The most common type of epoxy resin is a table top epoxy. These are meant to be poured in thin layers. Most table top epoxies are self-leveling, meaning they were spread out until they've reach a certain thickness (1/16 inch typically, 1/8 inch for UltraClear Table Top Epoxy).

Deep pour epoxies doesn't have to be as thin, and can be poured in deeper layers (1 inch typically, 2 inches for UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy)

An intricate epoxy resin art piece featuring a bald eagle figurine sinking its talons into an epoxy layer representing a water stream to seize its prey.

Have questions? Want advice? Contact us!

If you have any questions about using deep pour epoxy as a beginner, 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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