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Primaloc Highlights: Epoxy Table Tops

An epoxy table top is a particularly exciting affair among epoxy resin crafts, offering an array of additional uses beyond that of a more typical epoxy countertop. They can be created in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and styles, making them one of the most adaptable types of epoxy projects.

In this Primaloc Highlights article, we're excited to feature a selection of tables created by Primaloc users across the nation. This showcase will give you a small glimpse into the myriad of design possibilities that can be realized with just a coat of Table Top Epoxy, illustrating the creative potential and versatility of this material.

A long, thin wooden epoxy table top.

What's the Appeal of an Epoxy Table Top?

Epoxy table tops are popular for several compelling reasons, blending functionality with creative freedoom. For one, they're extremely durable, holding up to heavy use without exhibiting wear and tear that other materials would develop over the same amount of time. This includes chemical resistance, water proofing, and raw physical resilience.

Furthermore, epoxy table tops are highly customizable during the crafting period. The epoxy finish that coats them can be given sanded and polished, tinted with beautiful colors, or even given intricate patterns of embedments. In fact, it's common for creators to embed photos, mementos, and other items of interest in their table top finish.

But even without customization, epoxy finish are beautiful. When a high-quality epoxy resin is applied and allowed to cure in the right conditions, it will feature a seamless, high-gloss finish that transparently displays the inherent beauty of the underlying substrate material (e.g., wood) while simulataneously enhancing any natural colors.

The benefits don't stop there, either, as epoxy resin is also remarkably easy to maintain, requiring little upkeep and being superbly easy to clean.

The combination of these attributes makes epoxy table tops a favored choice for both DIY enthusiasts and professional designers, providing a functional yet striking option for modern furniture design.

Primaloc Highlights: Epoxy Table Tops

Take a look at the following photos to see what Primaloc users have been up to!

An epoxy wooden end table.
A close-up view of a wooden epoxy table top.
A wooden epoxy end table.
A dining table with an epoxy coating.
A dark wooden epoxy table top.
A dark wooden epoxy table top, seen up close.

FAQ #1: What Epoxy Is Best for Table Tops?

For most table tops, the ideal epoxy is our Primaloc Bar & Table Top Epoxy. This is our all-rounder epoxy. It cures to the strongest possible finish and exhibits a smooth, crystal-clear appearance once cured.

On the other hand, for specialty table tops that require thick layers of epoxy resin (e.g., river tables), the use of a deep pour epoxy is more effective. Our Primaloc Deep Pour Epoxy is uniquely crafted to allow for extra deep epoxy layers (up to 2 inches per layer). Its lower viscosity allows air to be released from the resin instead of becoming suspended as air bubbles.

FAQ #2: How Can I Give My Own Table Top an Epoxy Finish?

Giving a table top an epoxy finish involves several key steps to ensure a smooth, durable coating. Here's a general guide on how to apply an epoxy finish to a table top:

Phase #1: Preparation

  1. Clean the Table: Ensure the table top is free of dust, dirt, and grease. Cleaning with a mild detergent and then wiping it down with a solvent like isopropyl alcohol can ensure it's perfectly clean.

  2. Sand the Surface: Lightly sand the surface with fine-grit sandpaper to create a rough texture for better epoxy adhesion. If the material is highly porous already this may not be necessary.

  3. Remove Dust: Wipe down the table again after sanding to remove all dust.

Phase #2: Seal Coat

  1. Mix Up Your Epoxy: Prepare your epoxy resin by mixing the resin and hardener components in the ratio recommended by the manufacturer. Usually, this is a 1:1 ratio, but it can vary.

  2. Apply a Thin Seal Coat: Use a foam brush or a roller to apply a thin seal coat of epoxy. This layer is crucial to seal the wood and prevent air bubbles during the flood coat application.

  3. Cure: Allow this coat to cure as directed, typically for a few hours.

Phase #3: Flood Coat

  1. Mix a Larger Batch: Once the seal coat is tack-free, mix a larger batch of epoxy for the flood coat. This is the main layer of epoxy that will provide the thickness and glossy finish.

  2. Pour and Spread: Pour the epoxy across the entire surface. It will spread on its own, but you can guide it as you pour to ensure the surface is coated.

  3. Pop Air Bubbles: Use a heat gun or a propane torch to carefully go over the surface to pop any air bubbles that arise. Move quickly and don't hold the heat in one place to avoid scorching the epoxy.

Phase #4: Curing

Epoxy needs to cure for at least 24 hours before it's touch-dry and several days before it's fully cured. Avoid using or placing anything heavy on the table during this time.

Finishing Touches

Sand if Necessary: If there are any imperfections or dust nibs in the cured epoxy, you can sand them out with fine-grit sandpaper and then apply a final top coat of epoxy for a flawless finish.

Polish: Once fully cured, you can polish the epoxy to enhance its glossiness using polishing compounds and a buffing machine.

Applying an epoxy finish can transform an ordinary table into a stunning piece of furniture that is both beautiful and resistant to water and stains.

A wooden epoxy river table with a red-tinted epoxy "river" vein.

Primaloc Epoxy: Premium Epoxy for Premium Results

With our premium Bar & Table Top Epoxy and our Deep Pour Epoxy, Primaloc gets the job done. Our epoxy resins are premium-grade, with high performance in every category, including:

  • Unmatched Strength: A Primaloc finish won't buckle, even under high pressure.
  • Long-Lasting Resilience: Primaloc epoxy lasts for many years with minimal care, and can endure high-traffic environments with ease.
  • A Crystal-Clear Coating: With its pristine, transparent appearance, looking at a cured Primaloc coating is like peering through a window.

Epoxy resin can be beautiful, strong, and long-lasting—which is why you shouldn't compromise on quality. With Primaloc Epoxy Resin, you get the ultimate finish in durability and visual appeal.

Protect your surfaces by giving them a rock-solid epoxy finish. Choose strong. Choose reliable. Choose Primaloc.

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