How to Apply EcoPoxy

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Here at KJP Select Hardwoods, we carry two main epoxies: EcoPoxy UVPoxy and EcoPoxy FlowCast. These eco-friendly epoxies are used for different applications. Each has unique benefits and specific instructions for the best results. Let’s start off by chatting about which version is used for different types of projects.


What is EcoPoxy Used For?

We’ll start with UVPoxy (flood coat epoxy) and then we’ll chat about FlowCast (casting epoxy). Click here to jump ahead to FlowCast.

EcoPoxy UVPoxy is a crystal clear durable finish for projects that are ¼” thick or less. This is an ideal professional epoxy for use in high-traffic areas such as bars or restaurants. You can expect a high gloss finish that is UV stable, which means that it has excellent colour stability. UVPoxy can be built up in ¼” layers to obtain the desired thickness of your project. It can even self-level, which is ideal! Here at KJP, we often use this as a flood coat for our custom restaurant table tops. It enhances the durability of the tabletop.

UVPoxy by EcoPoxy


UVPoxy can be combined with liquid or metallic pigments to create any colour imaginable.

Commonly used for:

  • Wall Art
  • Countertops, table tops, and bar tops
  • Wood Crafts 
  • Resin Art
  • Jewelry
  • Embedded Momentos
  • See-Through Encapsulation
Key Features:
  • Extremely durable and water-resistant finish
  • Won’t scratch and is maintenance-free
  • Eliminates craters and crawling
  • No yellowing or fading

UVPoxy Mixing Instructions

Product Information:
  • Mix Ratio: 1:1 by volume (1 part resin, 1 part hardener)
  • Working Temperature: 21 - 27ºC (70 - 80ºF)
  • Work Time: 20 minutes (This will depend on the ambient temperature)
  • Cure Time: 48 hours (This will depend on the thickness, ambient temperature, and humidity)
  • Set to touch: 4 - 8 hours
  • Clean up: Denatured alcohol
  • Maximum Pour Depth: ¼” 
  • Recommended Storage: 55º - 85ºF ensuring the lids are tightly sealed. Part B (hardener) may turn the colour amber over time if exposed to oxygen.
  • Shelf Life: 2 years (if containers are sealed properly)

UVPoxy Application Instructions

Step 1: In a dry and clean container, combine 1 part resin with 1 part hardener (by volume)

Step 2: Thoroughly mix for 2 minutes

Step 3 (Optional): Add in liquid or metallic pigment(s) and stir until the colour is evenly distributed throughout the epoxy

Step 4: Pour the epoxy on to your project and spread evenly with a v-notched spreader. If you aren’t pouring on a flat surface, the seal coat is brushed on to your project.

Step 5: Pop any air bubbles by quickly flashing a heat gun or blowtorch

Drying Time

Your project will be cured in 48 hours. The time may differ depending on the thickness, ambient temperature, and humidity.

Repouring between coats can be done between 4-24 hours if your project is firm but still tacky. If it is no longer tacky, you will need to sand between layers to ensure the layers adhere to one another.

Tip! Part A (resin) can crystallize over time. You can easily bring it back to a liquid state by heating it to 50 degrees C (120F) until the resin returns to a clear liquid state.


Need To Do a Thicker Pour? Let’s Chat About FlowCast:

EcoPoxy FlowCast is Canada’s most popular casting resin ideal for ½" to 1 ½" thick pours. Here at KJP one of our specialities is creating custom river tabletops and we exclusively use EcoPoxy FlowCast for guaranteed successful results time and time again.

FlowCast by EcoPoxy

FlowCast can also be combined with liquid or metallic pigments to create any colour imaginable. If it’s not mixed with pigment, FlowCast will result in a stunning liquid glass finish. You can treat this epoxy the same as working with wood: cut with regular saw blades, sand, or turn projects on a lathe.

Commonly used for:

  • River Tables
  • Wall Art
  • Filling Large Voids
  • Encapsulating Objects
  • Wood Crafts 
Key Features:
  • Excellent air release, which prevents air bubbles from forming
  • Extremely low odour
  • Dries crystal clear
  • Self-Leveling
  • Extremely durable

FlowCast Mixing Instructions

Product Information:
  • Mix Ratio: 2:1 by volume (2 parts resin, 1 part hardener) 
  • Working Temperature: 21 - 27ºC (70 - 80ºF)
  • Work Time: 8 hours (This will depend on the ambient room temperature)
  • Cure Time: 72 hours (This will depend on the thickness, ambient temperature, and humidity)
  • Recommended Thickness per Layer: 1/2" - 1-½”" per layer. It is not recommended to pour more than 1-½” at a time. It is also not recommended for pours less than ½” deep. 
  • Clean up: Denatured alcohol
  • Recommended Storage: 55º - 85ºF ensuring the lids are tightly sealed. 
  • 2 years (if containers are sealed properly)

FlowCast Application Instructions

Before you begin, you will need to calculate how many litres are required for your project. We have a calculator on our website where you can input your project dimensions and you’ll quickly have your answer. No math required!


Step 1: In a dry and clean container, combine 2 parts resin with 1 part hardener (by volume)

Step 2: Thoroughly mix for 4 - 5 minutes

Step 3 (Optional): Add in liquid or metallic pigment and stir until the epoxy is completely coloured. Stir for an additional 3 minutes.

Step 4: Pour your mixture into your project. We highly recommend using a reusable no leak HDPE mold. These handy molds have 3” high sides and are welded on a 5-degree angle so once your project is cured - a few quicks taps on the bottom of the form and your piece will immediately release. No release agent needed.

Drying Time

Your project will be cured in 72 hours. The time may differ depending on the thickness, ambient temperature, and humidity.

Repouring between coats can be done between 25 - 48 hours if your project is firm but still tacky. If it is tack-free, you will need to sand between layers to ensure the layers adhere to one another.


Suggested Materials When Working with Epoxy

We carry metallic pigments in 30+ colours. Choosing the perfect colour is often the hardest part of an epoxy project. We’ve simplified this headache by offering 3 different packages of 10. This also saves you money!

Metallic Pigments for working with epoxy

 

Here are some popular products that are often needed for epoxy pours:

Materials used when working with epoxy

And that wraps up everything you need to know about UVPoxy and FlowCast by EcoPoxy. We encourage you to browse our Instagram and Facebook pages for endless inspiration. You’ll see a lot of river tables on there, and if you’re interested in making one, we can teach you how to do it! We’d love to have you join us, so click here for our upcoming workshops. You can also view all our Exopoxy products here.

River Table Workshop at KJP Select Hardwoods in Ottawa

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