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When using ProGlas 1000, most of the time, a seal coat will be needed. A seal coat will seal in the air pockets that exist in the substrate. The reason this is necessary is that when you apply a flood coat, the heat generated by the epoxy resin will cause the air in the pores of the wood (or substrate) to expand. Simple chemistry. By applying a thin seal coat, the epoxy does not generate the heat that causes the air to expand. Once the seal coat has hardened, the flood coat can be applied without the worry of air bubble forming on the substrates surface.
Applying a seal coat to a table top or bar top is a simple procedure.
Step 1 - Mix up a small quantity of ProGlas 1000 Epoxy resin. (1 Gallon will cover 48 sqft seal coat.)
Step 2 - Pour epoxy onto surface.
Step 3 - Spread with a foam brush, or foam roller, or a bristle roller. Coat all surfaces evenly.
Step 4 - Allow to cure.
You don't need to worry about the epoxy being completely level (even though it should self level pretty well). The following flood coat will level it all off, leaving a perfect surface. Apply the flood coat 4 hours after the seal coat.