Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Epoxy bar top care and repair

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,098

    Epoxy bar top care and repair

    I bought a slab off of Larry a while back to make a bar top out of. Am planning on the two part epoxy glass finish coating. Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jUVdOle4S0

    Before I do this though, is this finish hard to care for? How are scratches taken care of? General care? Anyone with experience I would gladly like to hear from you.

    Thanks in advance, Jon
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    jon, i have never used it but have seen it in restaurants and we know the abuse they get..so i would say it should stand up well i your home.. as for scratches once it is on i would say you could sand and buff out like a normal finish.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,098
    Thanks Larry, I do like the look but didn't want it to get marred then not able to do anything about it. Guess I'll have to buy a buffer.
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    do a search for care of that type of finish and see if you get some info.. as for buffer, i dont think you would need a buffer use a ROS and some scotch bright pads in the white color or gray to get ti closse maybe micro abrasive sheets would work too like you use on the pens..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    4,005
    There is no way to sand buff and get it as shinny as it sets up to.
    Let me change that to I have not found a way to yet.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,098
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    There is no way to sand buff and get it as shinny as it sets up to.
    Let me change that to I have not found a way to yet.
    Do you have some care secrets Chuck? This is going on a bar between the kitchen and dining room, want it shiny but don't want something that is going to look horrible soon from normal use. Are there other options that are more durable?
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,320
    I've never used the epoxy, but here's my opinion of tabletop finishes:

    Don't use anything you can't repair. Epoxy will require complete removal - it can't be 'patched.' Ditto with polyurethane.

    Use a high end varnish, like Behlens 'Rock Hard' tabletop finish, that can be repaired without total removal. I've not used that particular product on a counter, but I've done several tables with it, and they all look good after years of service, and with 'reasonable' care.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    4,005
    Gonna have to say +1 on that Jim
    But you would not have to remover the epoxy. You would have to sand out the damaged area than scuff the whole surface and recoat the whole thing.
    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 05-12-2013 at 12:26 PM.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    i agree on a "Use a high end varnish" i have also used that kind ofproduct instead of the pour on type and it has held up well for many years.. and it can be built up to a glass finish..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW MN
    Posts
    34
    Check with Jamestown Distributors-- they are premier source for West System epoxy. Along with product availability they willingly offer technical advice. They also have available a book "The Epoxy Book"----everything you might want to know about bar top epoxy finish. INMHO nothing beats epoxy.

Similar Threads

  1. Epoxy question
    By Charlie Plesums in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-11-2015, 04:34 PM
  2. Need some epoxy recommendations
    By Tom Baugues in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-09-2014, 02:23 AM
  3. Just because I care
    By Don Baer in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2014, 04:07 AM
  4. what epoxy?
    By Frank Fusco in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-02-2010, 05:21 PM
  5. Injected Epoxy?
    By Joseph Shaul in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-12-2010, 08:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •