Resin Furniture So Easy A Kid Can Do It
Here's our color recipe in the video:
- Metallic Powders
- Cotton Candy
- Violet Pearl
- Spray Paints
Step #1: Prep For Epoxy
For this recipe, we're starting with a simple wood stool that’s been painted with two coats of our White Undercoat. Mix at least 3 ounces per square foot of either our Stone Coat Countertops Epoxy or, for greater UV resistance, our Art Coat. We're going to mix the epoxy for at least two minutes using a drill, making sure to mix the epoxy on the bottom and sides of the mixing bucket. Once the epoxy is thoroughly mixed, we'll distribute it into plastic cups (one per additive color) and individually mix our color additives with the epoxy. Apply a couple layers of tape around the edges of the project so that the epoxy doesn’t flow over the edges right away.
Step #2: Apply The Exotic Pour
Combine (without manually mixing) most all of the colored epoxy cups--one by one--back into the mixing bucket in a random order. You can also add a short spray of spray paint between colors for more exotic melding, if spray paint is in your recipe. It is a good practice to leave a portion in a few epoxy cups to be used for colored veins later. Remember, do not manually mix the exotic pour while it's in the bucket. Let the colors mix and move on their own. Next we're going to pour out the combined colors onto the project. You can do this in whatever manner suits your project best. A few exotic pour techniques are: pouring gentle circles across the surface, making quick zigzags or even a slow pour in a line for a honey-like drizzle pattern. The most important part is to get creative, loosen up, try new techniques and have fun! This is Stone Coat Epoxy in action!
Step #3: Enhancing The Exotic Pour
At this point you can even add more exotic pours or drizzle veins with leftover epoxy or--if possible--tilt the entire project to get your exotic pour flowing around. You can heat the epoxy for easier flow using a propane torch or a heat gun, being sure to avoid also heating the tape around the edges. You can create at your leisure with our long open-working time.
Step #4: Cleaning Up The Exotic Pour
Once you’re done moving the epoxy around, it’s a good time to remove the tape from the edge. Make a tear in the tape and gently pull it away from the edge in a slightly downward direction. Step back and examine your exotic pour to look for any details that stand out or don't look right. You can move the epoxy around with a gloved hand or paint stick or use a propane torch, heat gun--or even a hair dryer--to fix these problem areas. Please be aware of whether the epoxy is heated before touching, even while wearing gloves. Safety first. The epoxy will be dripping over the edges at this point. Use a gloved hand to rub these drips into the edge for better adhesion. If more epoxy is needed on the edges then you can even scoop up some of the puddles forming under the project and use that. Torch the entire surface using a propane torch to pop any bubbles and help the flow of the epoxy before leaving it to dry.
Step #5: Clear Coat Or Ultimate Top Coat
Once the color coat is all dry, your project is ready for either the clear coat or the Ultimate Top Coat for Ultimate scratch resistance and a natural sheen level! Click the button below or go to https://www.stonecoatcountertops.com/over-old-tops#clear-coat to learn how. You got this!