Epoxy for table question

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Forum topic by Peteybadboy posted 12-24-2018 02:31 PM 494 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2018 02:31 PM

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Lumber Jocks:

I have a dinning room table that is made of wood, painted with auto body pain then has a varnish of some kind on top. My question is around using a epoxy “top coat” to give the surface more durability. I.e. we keep a table cloth on the table so it can’t be scratched. Then we never get to see the cool table.

What epoxy would you use to give the table a durable finish, be clear so we can see the painted finish that is on the table now?

Brand preferences, or web sites you like would be helpful.

I assume I would roll it on or brush, then sand after that. Any advice would be appreciated.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 12-24-2018 02:54 PM

Stone coat Countertops has some good products and instructional videos.

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#2 posted 12-24-2018 07:44 PM

I think going to the trouble of using an epoxy top coat is overkill.

You could use one of the polyurethane floor grade finishes (water base). They are very hard and durable. Two or three coats should work well.
Lightly sand your existing finish with fine sand paper then brush on the poly. Lightly sand with 400 grit paper or 0000 steel wool between each coat and after the final finish has cured (3 to 5 days) rub out the finish with white 3M pad and a paste wax and buff.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-24-2018 08:30 PM

You are planning to go to that amount of work to see a table top painted with automotive paint? Candy Apple Red?

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#4 posted 12-25-2018 12:36 PM


Merry Christmas, and thanks for the link. I will spend some time looking over their stuff!

-- Petey

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