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Reviewed in Canada on September 13, 2019
First of all I am a novice. Never used epoxy before watched half dozen videos to build up my confidence. The project: I built total 18 feet of kitchen countertops out of 2 foot wide pine shelving prepared with water based pre stain conditioner for even stain then stained with water based stain. I applied one coat of epoxy following amount recommended by the company for base then a second coat within 10 hour period flood coat. Mixing was easy if you follow the instructions precisely. I followed a timer used fresh mixing containers each time. Originally I had bought 2 gallons ... one gallon of each.. then purchased another 2 gallons since I was experimenting on free planks using various colorings with the epoxy then epoxy over stains to see how each would react.
Here are a couple of suggestions. First of all the product is remarkable - well packaged - excellent quality. I had a problem applying the epoxy one evening in the garage - 'bugs' - even with garage door closed. You can only fish them out up about an hour then the epoxy will not smooth out anymore since it is curing. Work time actually is closer to about 45 minutes where you can fill in small dime sized areas. Contrary to instruction I found I could use bottom of the mixing container for touch ups within the 45 minute window. Here's the thing though I constantly scraped off my mixing stick on the rim of my container and constantly scraped the sides of the container. The epoxy itself is the sticky stuff and can stick to the mixing stick and container sides hence constant attention to those areas when mixing. Lastly now that we have used the countertops for a month or so one thing will mark the epoxy - HOT SURFACES. Eg. Tea pot filled with freshly boiled water. My wife made some jello in a glass bowl the rim of the bowl slightly dented the epoxy and stained an area. It's tough stuff though you can knock stuff on to it like pans cups metals without marking - wine, vinegar, bleach etc, no effect. it just seems to be susceptible very hot surfaces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic product
By Beach Vacationer on September 13, 2019
First of all I am a novice. Never used epoxy before watched half dozen videos to build up my confidence. The project: I built total 18 feet of kitchen countertops out of 2 foot wide pine shelving prepared with water based pre stain conditioner for even stain then stained with water based stain. I applied one coat of epoxy following amount recommended by the company for base then a second coat within 10 hour period flood coat. Mixing was easy if you follow the instructions precisely. I followed a timer used fresh mixing containers each time. Originally I had bought 2 gallons ... one gallon of each.. then purchased another 2 gallons since I was experimenting on free planks using various colorings with the epoxy then epoxy over stains to see how each would react.
Here are a couple of suggestions. First of all the product is remarkable - well packaged - excellent quality. I had a problem applying the epoxy one evening in the garage - 'bugs' - even with garage door closed. You can only fish them out up about an hour then the epoxy will not smooth out anymore since it is curing. Work time actually is closer to about 45 minutes where you can fill in small dime sized areas. Contrary to instruction I found I could use bottom of the mixing container for touch ups within the 45 minute window. Here's the thing though I constantly scraped off my mixing stick on the rim of my container and constantly scraped the sides of the container. The epoxy itself is the sticky stuff and can stick to the mixing stick and container sides hence constant attention to those areas when mixing. Lastly now that we have used the countertops for a month or so one thing will mark the epoxy - HOT SURFACES. Eg. Tea pot filled with freshly boiled water. My wife made some jello in a glass bowl the rim of the bowl slightly dented the epoxy and stained an area. It's tough stuff though you can knock stuff on to it like pans cups metals without marking - wine, vinegar, bleach etc, no effect. it just seems to be susceptible very hot surfaces.
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