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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 12-29-2019 10:32 PM

There is a learning curve with epoxy pours, and with no prior experience they can easily turn into a nightmare. There are many variables to take into account. Is the slab perfectly flat? Whats the moisture content? Is it gonna move/shrink any after the pour is done? Will you do a seal-coat first, to prevent air-bubbles? Do you have a torch or heat-gun to remove air-bubbles if they appear? And so on.

You might get 10 or 20 members here commenting, and they will give you all sorts of info on how to, and how not to. If you are unfamiliar with the terminology, alot of that commentary isnt gonna make a whole lot sense.

I would suggest you google: epoxy pours, slabs, youtube; and watch a bunch of them. It will be beneficial to have visuals to go along with how-to commentary. Then, do a test pour or three on stock you dont care about to get some experience before you move onto finishing a project you do care about. A foam brush is very good for floating the egde of a slab or other smooth surfaces, but if you intend to keep the bark then maybe a throwaway brush is better.

Lastly, doing a pour on an horizontal surface is one thing; and that top needs to be dead-on level when the epoxy is put down, or it will all flow to the low point, pool over the edge, and puddle on the floor. Epoxying the vertical legs of a table is quite another thing, as most of the epoxy you would apply will run, and again, end up on the floor around your table.

If you do a L.J. site-search for epoxy pours/questions, I am sure you will find a number of threads on the topic.

Hope that helps, and good luck.

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