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Epoxy Vs Resin, The Difference Explained

Graduated Mixing Container For Epoxy

Choosing the wrong resin for your project could result in a ruined project. Some resins require thin pours while others require long cure times. Pour a thin pour coating epoxy too thick and it will result in an accelerated reaction which could crack, yellow or fish eye the epoxy. Some epoxies utilize convoluted mixing ratios […]

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Deep Pour Resin For DIY Epoxy River Tables

Blue River Epoxy Table Project

Pouring epoxy resin river tables require certain types of epoxy and certain techniques. Most coating epoxies require thin pours of no more than 1/8 to 1/4″ per application. Because many DIY epoxy river tables are much thicker than 1/8 inch, multiple layers must be used or a thinner, slower curing epoxy must be used. Casting Resin […]

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Durability of Epoxy on Countertops

Epoxy is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to finish a table, counter, or other furniture item. However, some people may question the durability of different epoxy products on countertops. So, in this article I’ll be walking you through everything you need to know about using epoxy for countertops including how it’s different […]

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In the know: High-Temperature Epoxy

epoxy problems

​There are countless types of epoxies, so knowing whether heat resistant epoxy is what you really need can prove to be challenging. Often pipe repair, vehicle repair, concrete, and crack casting can present temperature challenges. The last thing you need is an epoxy that will soften when heat is applied. What Is the Max Temperature of Epoxy?Heat […]

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Low Viscosity Epoxy Explained

High Temp Epoxy Mixture

​Working with Epoxy and Understanding Different ViscositiesLow viscosity epoxy allows for adequate wetting and features great chemical resistance even when dealing with challenging substrates. Therefore, this type of epoxy can be used for a variety of different applications.Medium viscosity epoxies have been used for things like manufacturing snowboards. They can be used for longboards, skis, paddles […]

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How To Fix Uneven Epoxy Resin

buffing epoxy imperfections

Whether you are trying to repair epoxy resin countertops, epoxy table top or attempting to learn how to fix a peeling epoxy garage floor, you have come to the right place.Preventing Uneven Epoxy FinishesWhen it comes to epoxy mishaps, solving them can be a challenge even if you have a general idea of what to […]

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How to Color Epoxy Resin

apply epoxy pigment

Chances are, while scrolling through the internet in search of a new project, you’ve come across stunning waterfall tables, glow in the dark bar tops, and table tops that look identical to galaxies. Many of these products can be sold for an upwards of $12,000. Yet what looks like a complex process is actually a […]

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Food Safe Epoxy

is epoxy food safe?

Is epoxy food safe? Is epoxy FDA approved? This is an increasingly popular question we are getting here at Epoxy Countertop DIY and over on our YouTube channel. Its no surprise, as epoxy has become extremely popular for items found in the kitchen, such as countertops, tumblers, cutting boards, coasters, etc. While it would be […]

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