Deep Pour Epoxy Instructions

Description:

UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy is a premium, two-component, 100% solids, high-build epoxy coating used for water-clear epoxy pours from ¼” – 1” deep per layer.

Uses:

Crystal-Clear casting of various objects, decorative jewelry, thick-poured surfaces, burl wood tables, limitless possibilities.

Coverage:

Coverage for pour coat:
¼” thick – 1.5 gallon kit – 10 sq ft
½” thick - 1.5 gallon kit - 5 sq ft
1” thick – 1.5 gallon kit – 2.5 sq ft

Note: Pouring a thickness of > 1 inch may cause excessive bubbles, yellowing, and distortions in the surface. Use multiples coats to achieve the desired thickness.

Colors:

Pigmently Epoxy Colored Pigments or Pigmently Liquid Dye can be added.  You may also add Universal Paint colorants to achieve the desired results if they are water-based and not oil-based.

Packaging:

1.5 Gallon Kits - 1 gal of resin / ½ gal of hardener

Surface Preparation:

For best results, the surface to be covered must be dry and free of dust, wax, grease, or oil. Surfaces should be sealed. For wood, apply 2-3 coats of our bartop epoxy as a seal coat, sanding lightly between coats. For surfaces like paper, use Mod Podge. The item to be coated should be about 2 inches above the work area so that the extra mixture will drip off the item. It is a good idea to put a newspaper or a drop cloth under the item to catch the drips. 

Measuring:

Mix only the amount of UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy that you need at one time. Measure 2 parts Resin A to 1 part Hardener B by volume not exceeding 1.5 gallons total. Thoroughly mix the epoxy with a stir stick. Blend for 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully scrape the sides and bottom of the pail during mixing.  Unused resin and hardener should be left in original containers and used within 60 days to avoid unwanted yellowing inside bottles. Inaccurate measuring will cause epoxy surface to remain soft or sticky “spots” on the epoxy surface.

MIXING PROCEDURE: Measure 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener into a clean container. 

Tools:

Mixing container- Should have smooth flat bottom and be clean and dust free.

Stick- Must have flat, straight edge to ensure thorough mixing.

Brush- Sometimes a small brush is needed for coating edges of crevices.

Gloves or Notched Spreader or Squeegee – May be needed for certain product applications

Propane Torch or Heat Gun – For bubble release

Application:

After thoroughly mixing, slowly pour the UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy over the surface you wish to coat approximately 1/4” thick at a time, popping the bubbles as you go by waving a propane torch 4”-6” above the surface.  Once bubbles are eliminated, repeat pouring process ¼” at a time until a maximum of 1” of thickness is reached.  Allow to dry prior to subsequent applications over 1".

For stubborn or deep-set bubbles, heat the tip of a narrow screwdriver and pop the deep bubbles with the hot tip of the screwdriver.

Torch as needed up to 40 minutes after the initial pour.

Note: If needed for a project > 1” thick, multiple pours may be needed. Allow product to cure 12 hours before adding additional 1” layers.

Mixed resin and hardener, if left in mixing container beyond 10 minutes, may begin to heat up, shortening working time. Avoid breathing vapors.  Polymer should be used only by adults or under adult supervision.

Durability for Various Applications:

UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy has a “softer” overall finish and is susceptible to scratching and denting if left as the stand-alone final coat.  When using over a wear-surface such as a table or bar top, it is necessary to top-coat using one of our other products (i.e. UltraClear Bartop Epoxy or Osmo finishes).

Drying Time:

To Touch:  12-18 hours

Recoat within: 12-24 hours

Light Use:  72 hours

Cure Time: 7-14 days until fully cured (depending on the thickness of application)

Limitations:

UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy should be stored in a dry place between 60°-80°F and out of the reach of children. Resin and hardener should not be left in an open container. UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy should be used in a room where the humidity is under 60% and temperature is between 60°-85°F. This product should be used within one year of purchase. Use within 2 months after opening. For interior use only.

Clean Up:

Use Acetone to clean up UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy while it is in its liquid state. After UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy has been cured, it may be removed by mechanical means. It is advisable to clean immediately after use.

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