How do you finish an epoxy table?

You may have heard of epoxy, or you may not. Either way, it’s a great option for making sure your new table is long-lasting and sturdy.

Epoxy is a polymerized liquid that can be applied in many different ways. The main benefit of using it as a finish over traditional varnish or paint lies in its ability to bond with other materials—in this case, wood or metal surfaces that are already present on your table.

It’s also important to consider what type of epoxy you’re looking into using; there are many variations available on the market today which can result in different levels of durability for your new table project!

How do you seal an epoxy table top?

Once the epoxy table top is completely dry, you can seal it with a coat of clear epoxy resin. Use a brush to apply the resin and let it set up for at least 24 hours before touching it.

When the first coat has dried, use wet-dry sandpaper to lightly sand the surface of your table top until you get a smooth finish. You can also use a heat gun if there are any bubbles on your tabletop surface. Apply another layer of epoxy over this last step before letting it cure again for 24 hours or so until fully hardened (the length will depend on temperature).

How do you coat an epoxy table?

  • Use a foam roller to apply thin coats.
  • Use a brush to get into corners and edges.
  • Apply multiple thin coats instead of one thick one. Thick epoxy can be difficult to work with and hardens too quickly, resulting in an orange peel effect caused by trapped air bubbles that rise through the top layer of epoxy as it cures. The result is an uneven surface with bumps or valleys on it that look like orange peels! Thin coats leave more working time before they’re dry enough for sanding, which makes for much smoother surfaces without any problems from trapped gas bubbles rising through your finish coat(s).
  • Coat until the wood grain is no longer visible (there should be no darker spots left over from when you were applying sealer). This will also help prevent any imperfections from showing up later when your project has been finished!

How do I make my epoxy table top clear?

If you want to make your table top clear, use a clear epoxy coating. This can be done by using any type of clear epoxy. Make sure that your table is completely free of dust before you apply it as any dust or particles on the surface will show up under the coating and ruin its look!

Mix the epoxy according to its instructions and then pour it onto your tabletop in an even layer. Spread it around with a brush so there are no lumps or bumps on top of your tabletop – this will make for an even finish once cured. Let cure overnight before sanding lightly with high grit sandpaper (220 grit should do the trick) followed by polishing until shiny if desired!

How do you finish epoxy after sanding?

  • Sand with a high grit sandpaper
  • Be sure to wipe all of the dust off and smooth out any bubbles.
  • If you have any bubbles in your epoxy, you can use a heat gun to remove them.
  • You can also use a torch or vacuum chamber to remove bubbles from epoxy.

How do you clear coat a table top?

Whether you’re finishing a brand new table or one that has been around for a while, there are many options available to you. When choosing a finish, consider the following:

  • Are you looking for something that will resist scratching?
  • Do you want the tabletop to be waterproof?
  • How much time are you willing to spend maintaining it?

Here’s how some of these different finishes work:

Can I epoxy over epoxy?

Yes! You can apply epoxy over epoxy, but the new layer of epoxy needs to be fully cured.

If your epoxy is not fully cured, it will take longer to cure and may have an odor.

Is epoxy the same as polyurethane?

Polyurethane is a synthetic rubber used for floor coatings, adhesives, and sealants. Epoxy is a thermosetting resin used for bonding and sealing. Polyurethane can be used on wood but epoxy cannot.

How long does epoxy resin last?

It’s important to know that epoxy resin does not have a shelf life. However, it should be kept in a cool, dry place and used within 2 hours of mixing. When you’re working with epoxy resin, you will notice that the mixture can start to get cloudy over time. This means that the chemical reaction has started and it’s time to get back to work on your project!


If you’re looking for a table that can withstand harsh weather and is easy to clean, an epoxy table top is a great choice.

Epoxy tables are durable, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant as well as waterproof. If you’re ready to get started on your own, check out how-to videos online or ask a professional for help.

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