Sealing Wood Surfaces
The product should be applied in two stages. The first stage is referred to as the seal coat. The seal coat is a small batch of epoxy that is brushed on in a thin layer to seal any pores in the surface and prevent air bubbles from forming in the following flood coat. Our epoxy is used for both your seal coat and your flood coat. You do not need a different product. Both seal and flood coats are always a 50/50 mixture. For the seal coat mix up a small batch (16 oz. of Resin + 16 oz. of Hardener) and use a very good paint brush (around $10 at the home improvement store) to apply to surface. You will paint it on just as you paint on a wall. This stage is followed by the flood coat , which will flow and self level to 1/8". Flood coat should be poured approximately 4-10 hours after the seal coat (6 hours is optimal). Do not exceed 10 hours, or you will need to sand in between. Flood coats are applied in 1/8" layers at a time, as many as desired can be applied, however one coat is average for most tables, bar tops, and countertops.