A lot of first-time users ask, “Can you sand epoxy?” The answer is, YES! This is the primary way to prepare your epoxy for a second coat.
Also, can you pour epoxy over cured epoxy?
Can I put another coat of epoxy over cured epoxy? Yes. Since the epoxy has cured a chemical bond is not possible so what is called a mechanical bond is needed. This simply means that the cured epoxy has to be lightly sanded before the next coat is applied: the first coat should have a matt, almost white, surface.
Thereof, can you use deep pour epoxy for top coat?
-For epoxy countertops, epoxy resin tables, or any other surface where you’re wanting a top coat finish, a Bar & Table Top Epoxy will be the best option. -For any project that you’re wanting to have an epoxy pour deeper than a 1/8”, such as a 1” or 2” pour, then Deep Pour Epoxy will work better.
Does epoxy need a top coat?
Why do You Need a Clear Coat Over an Epoxy Garage Floor? An epoxy top coat improves the durability of the garage surface and helps to prevent things like hot tire pick-up and protects the floor from impacts.
Use a buffing wheel (or any polishing tool) to polish a larger piece of resin. It is best to attach the buffing wheel to a power drill so that the process is easier. Apply it as evenly as possible until the resin is shiny and smooth. Rub the surface with a microfiber cloth to get a glossy finish.
The maximum depth to pour is approximately 1/8”- 1/4″ thick. If depths thicker than 1/8”- 1/4″ are desired, multiple coats are necessary. You must wait at least 4 to 10 hours between coats to allow sufficient curing and cooling.
If your epoxy pour is too thick, the reaction can create too much heat, resulting in a product that does not cure properly with cracks or excessive bubbles. You can pour the next layer after the previous pour has gone through its heat cycle, which is usually around 24 hours.
Deep pour epoxy is the best way to tackle 3-D casting and encapsulating projects! Pour single layers up to 1/2″ thick for larger applications, and up to 1″ thick for smaller molds.