Table Top Clear Epoxy Resin- Proglas 1000
- Tabletop Resin
- Clear Epoxy Resin with UV Inhibitors
- Scratch Resistant and Self Leveling
- 100% Solids, NO VOC’s
- Produces a Tough, High Gloss, Water Resistant Coating
- Easy 1:1 Mix Ratio
- Ships within one business day
Top Epoxy Resin
Proglas 1000 is an extremely clear, tough, high gloss UV epoxy coating formulated to produce a deep glass like appearance in a single layer on a sealed surface. Tabletop Resin, Ultra Clear Top Epoxy Resin, 100% Solids, Tough, High Gloss Resin here. Typically table top epoxy resin is used in table top applications. Two or more layers are often applied for added depth and protection. Proglas 1000 has been formulated for improved UV resistance to reduce yellowing and surface degradation from UV exposure. It has an extended “open time” which allows up to 50 minutes in the mixing container at 70º F and up to one hour working time on the surface being coated. Not recommended in freezing climates due to possibility of de-lamination.
- Pour equal parts by volume of the Part A and Part B into the graduated cups. (If the resin comes out more like molasses than syrup, the resin is too cold.)
- Mix the resin with a stir stick (tongue depressor, spatula, or paint stir stick). Stir steadily, scraping the sides and bottom. The resin will appear hazy but will clear up after 3 or 4 minutes.
- Apply the Seal Coat (not necessary for some surfaces): Pour some resin on the surface and spread it around with a foam brush or squeegee until a thin layer covers the whole surface. Allow the resin to cure for 4 hours before the flood coat is added. The seal coat will prevent most bubbles from forming during the flood stage.
- Apply the Flood Coat: Pour the mixed resin down the length of the surface. The resin will self-level and tools are not required. Allow the resin to run down the sides. Any drips that form along the bottom edge can be removed after the resin has cured. Each flood coat will be approximately 1/8” thick. If additional thickness or layers are needed, allow the previous layer to set up before adding more (typically 4-6 hours).
- Eliminating Air Bubbles: Once the flood coat has settled into place, take a torch or heat gun and wave the tool 6 to 8 inches above the surface. The bubbles will instantly start to pop. Repeat the process until all bubbles are gone.
- Keep the room between 75 to 80 degrees during the curing process. It will take about half a day for the resin to become tack free, but full cure isn’t complete for another 3 days. If the temperature falls below 75 degrees, the cure time will lengthen. If too cold, the resin may never fully harden.
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Question: Can this be used to create live edge tables/ river tables?
Answer: Yes. This resin works great for river tables.
Question: How thick of a pour can I do at once?
Answer: Recommended pour thickness is 1/8”. Do not do more than a ¼” at a time. The resin will gel and start to harden before you can put the next layer on.
Question: How long should you wait before applying a second coat?
Answer: Once the resin has set up and cooled down, you can add a second layer. Depending on the ambient temperature and thickness, the actually time will vary. Typically, it is between 4 and 6 hours.
Question: Is this a 1:1 mix ratio?
Answer: Yes. It is 1:1 by volume.
Question: Where can I find the recommended coverage per gallon?
Answer: We have a calculator in one of the tabs where the size of your project can be entered to estimate how much epoxy resin is needed.
Question: How do I get rid of air bubbles?
Answer: A heat gun or torch can be used to help quickly eliminate air bubbles.
Question: Do I need to wear a mask when working with this resin?
Answer: It is not necessary but it is definitely ok to wear a mask when working with this resin. It has a slight odor.
Question: How long does it take to dry fully with a flood coat?
Answer: It takes 12-14 hours to dry to the touch, but full cure takes a few days. I would not place anything on the recently flooded piece for at least 3 days.
Question: Do you need to recoat right away or can you wait a week or so?
Answer: You really don’t want to wait more than 2 days before re-coating. If for some reason there is a delay longer than this, you will need to sand the surface with 120 grit sand paper and clean with acetone.
Question: How will this work on a table outside?
Answer: The resin will eventually yellow if left outdoors. This is the same with any epoxy resin out there. You can clear coat it with an automotive UV protected clear coat to prevent it from yellowing.
Question: How long does this need to stay in the mold when making a river table?
Answer: As long as it is hard and not sticky it can be taken out of the mold. Do not put anything on the surface for a few days.
Question: Will this product work in 65 degrees?
Answer: It will take longer to set up and harden at that temperature than it would at 90 degrees or higher. It will eventually set up and cure at 65 degrees.
Question: For scratch resistance, can I top it with polyurethane?
Answer: Yes. Just be sure to rough up the surface first.
Question: What happens if the product freezes during shipping?
Answer: The temperature of the product will need to be brought back up to around 80 F before using. If crystals formed, place the jug in a warm water bath until they disappear and the resin is warmed to 80F.
Question: Does this resin have an odor?
Answer: It has a slight odor.
Question: Is there any way to thin the material?
Answer: It is not recommended to thin.
Question: Is this epoxy FDA approved?
Answer: It is not.
Question: Is this product VOC free?
Answer: Yes, it is VOC free.