My first experience with bartop coating

Jack King
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I have been wanting to try a bartop coating on something but after reading several bad or questionable reviews, was afraid I would mess something up. I used a 2 part epoxy made by Mirrorcoat. It is pourable, self-leveling and I think it came out great. Put it on a chess board and it not only gave it such depth, it intensified the colors of the walnut and birch.

Jack

Looks great. I’ve seen this product before and wondered how well it turns out. You wouldn’t want to have to sand off a thick coat of hardened epoxy if it didn’t turn out…

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Jack,

At first I thought the board was marble! It looks great.

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Very nice, durable too. I think I might try this product after seeing your results. Thanks for sharing.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thank you for the kind words. It appears to be tough as nails. I had to pour a second coat because I did the first one in the shop and even the smallest piece of dust is visible because the surface is so smooth. I don’t have an area that can be made dust free in the shop, so I poured the second in the hall powder room upstairs. (The boss was not happy about that BUT……..) I taped off the air duct from the furnace, taped the facing all around the door and let it cure for 24 hours. Results was a surface just like glass, zero dust particles. PS – A promise of dinner out and the boss is happy again.

Jack

I used to buy my two part mix in five gallon buckets. So you could say I poured a little of the stuff.

Each time I did a pour, I spent a few minutes vacuuming myself, including my hair. It made all the difference, since, like you say, every speck shows.

My pours were timed so I could use a toothpick to grab the occasional fleck. After it was pulled, the mix would self level. Of course, you only have minutes to get the mix down and pull the flecks.

I forgot to say: NICE JOB. It turned out beautiful.

Beautiful; ,Kelly has some excellent advice

I gave it a go on my newly made Roubo workbench top. Like you I did 2 coats. It was a different brand, but the same idea. Everyone that enters the shop thinks it is still wet! Fantastic stuff, shame to use the bench now. I will add some pics once I have the whole bench done, to my blog. The bottom will be nitro cellulose clear high gloss water, the same results but its not thick and sprayed on.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Would love to see the pics of your bench Thorreain. I have already bought another quart of the stuff.

Jack

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!