I. What is a Deep Pour Epoxy Resin?
Deep pour epoxy resin is a two-part resin system that is specially designed for applications where thicker pours are needed. It is a high-quality, crystal-clear resin that can be poured in a single application to depths of up to 2 inches or more. Deep pour epoxy resin is typically used in woodworking projects such as river tables, live edge furniture, and other similar applications.
What are the differences between Table Top Epoxy and Deep Pouring Epoxy? The main difference between table top epoxy resin and deep pour epoxy resin is their thickness. Table top epoxy resin is typically used for thinner pours, up to about 1/8 inch, while deep pour epoxy resin is used for thicker pours, up to 2 inches or more. Deep pour epoxy resin also typically has a longer curing time, which allows it to release bubbles and settle into place without cracking.
Another key difference between the two types of resin is their viscosity. Deep pour epoxy resin has a much lower viscosity than table top epoxy resin, which means it is thinner and flows easier. This lower viscosity allows deep pour epoxy resin to be poured in thicker layers, making it ideal for creating a more dramatic effect in woodworking projects.
In summary, deep pour epoxy resin is a specialized type of epoxy resin that is designed for thicker pours in woodworking projects. It has a lower viscosity, longer curing time, and can be poured in layers up to 2 inches or more in depth.
II. Benefits and Features of KSRESIN's Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin (The BEST Deep Pour Epoxy 😉)
Deep pour epoxy resin offers several benefits and features that make it a popular choice for a variety of projects. Here are some of the key benefits and features of deep pour epoxy resin:
No VOC: One of the main benefits of our deep pour epoxy resin is that it is formulated with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can release harmful fumes during curing, which can be dangerous to your health and the environment. With deep pour epoxy resin, you can enjoy a safer and eco-friendlier option for your projects.
Unregulated for transport: Deep Pouring Epoxy is unregulated for transport, which means that it is easy to ship and receive. This is because it does not contain any hazardous or regulated materials that could pose a threat during transport.
Crystal clear: Deep Pouring Epoxy resin is known for its crystal-clear finish that enhances the beauty of your project. The clarity of the resin also ensures that the colors and patterns of your underlying materials remain visible.
Incredible bubble release: Deep Pouring Epoxy resin has a unique formulation that allows it to release bubbles easily during the mixing process, which helps to eliminate unwanted air bubbles in your finished product.
Low exotherm during curing: The exothermic reaction that occurs during the curing process can cause some epoxy resins to heat up and potentially crack or warp. Deep Pouring Epoxy resin has a low exotherm, which means it generates less heat during curing and is less likely to cause problems.
Low shrinkage: Deep Pouring Epoxy resin has a low shrinkage rate, which means it won't shrink or pull away from the surface it is adhered to as it dries. This is a big pain point for many other deep pour epoxy resins.
Can be poured up to 2" thick in large molds: Deep Pouring Epoxy resin can be poured up to 2 inches thick in large molds, which makes it ideal for creating large, thick objects like river tables. This feature ensures that you have the flexibility to work on larger projects without compromising on the quality of the finish.
Can be poured up to 4" thick in small molds: In smaller molds, Deep Pouring Epoxy resin can be poured up to 4 inches thick, which provides greater flexibility and creative freedom for your projects, especially with the combined clarity.
Made in America: Deep Pouring Epoxy resin is made in America, which ensures that you are getting a high-quality product that is made to exacting standards.
Excellent UV resistance with the addition of hindered amine light stabilizers (Ultra UV): Deep Pouring Epoxy contains hindered amine light stabilizers, which provide excellent UV resistance and help to prevent yellowing and degradation of the resin over time.
Slow drying: Deep Pouring Epoxy resin has a slower drying time than some other epoxy resins, which allows you more time to work with the material and achieve the desired effect.
Cures rock hard: Once cured, Deep Pouring Epoxy resin is extremely hard and durable, which makes it ideal for a wide range of projects that require a strong, long-lasting finish.
III. How to Use Deep Pour Epoxy Resin
Deep pour epoxy resin can be intimidating to work with, but with the right techniques and preparation, it can be a great way to create stunning projects. Here are some tips for successful deep pour resin projects:
Choose the Right Tools:
Before beginning, make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials, including a mixing container, a mixing stick, a heat gun or torch, and a mold.
Prepare Your Workspace:
Ensure your workspace is clean, dry, and level. Cover your work surface with plastic or a drop cloth to protect it from any spills.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the ideal ratio of epoxy and hardener. Measure the components precisely using a graduated container to ensure the mixture cures properly.
Mix the components thoroughly for several minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the mixing container to ensure an even mixture. Be sure to mix slowly to avoid incorporating air bubbles into the mixture.
Pour the epoxy slowly into the mold to avoid creating air bubbles. If you are pouring a deep mold, pour a small amount at a time and wait for the epoxy to settle before adding more.
Release Air Bubbles:
Once the epoxy is poured, use a heat gun or torch to release any air bubbles that may have formed. Move the heat gun or torch quickly over the surface to avoid overheating the epoxy.
Add Swirls into the epoxy resin (If desired):
If you want to add swirls to your project, you can do so by adding additional pigments or dyes to the epoxy mixture and stirring it in before pouring. The exothermic reaction will typically cause an interesting pattern in the epoxy, but you can also wait until the epoxy resin thickens to create unique patterns.
Allow the epoxy resin to completely cure:
Deep pour epoxy resin takes longer to cure than regular epoxy resin. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for curing time. We recommend demolding once the epoxy resin has reached its full hardness to prevent the river table from warping.
IV. Common Questions About Deep Pour Epoxy Resin
Why can deep pour epoxy resin crack?
Deep pour epoxy can crack if it gets too hot during the curing process, if it is poured too quickly, or if the ratio of resin and hardener is not correct. The heat generated during the curing process can cause the epoxy to expand and contract, leading to stress that may result in cracks.
Why is deep pour epoxy so expensive?
Deep pour epoxy is more expensive than regular epoxy because it is designed to handle thicker pours, which requires a specialized formulation of the resin and hardener to ensure that the epoxy resin is clear, UV resistant, bubble-free, and doesn't overheat during curing.
What happens if you pour resin too deep?
If you pour resin too deep, the epoxy may overheat, which can cause it to crack or even catch fire. Additionally, pouring too deep can lead to a shorter curing time, which can result in an uneven finish or even discoloration.
What is the thickest you can pour epoxy resin?
The thickest you can pour epoxy resin depends on various factors, including the type of epoxy, the temperature, the humidity, and the size of the project. Typically, deep pour epoxy can be poured up to 2 inches thick in large molds and up to 4 inches thick in small molds.
How long does deep pour epoxy last?
The lifespan of deep pour epoxy depends on various factors, including the conditions it is exposed to, such as UV light and temperature fluctuations. If the epoxy is properly applied and maintained, it can last for many years.
How long to wait between layers of deep pour epoxy resin?
The recommended wait time between layers of deep pour epoxy resin varies depending on the type of epoxy and the manufacturer's instructions. Typically, it is recommended to wait at least 4-6 hours between layers, but it can take up to 24 hours for the epoxy to cure sufficiently to apply another layer. It is important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure a successful and durable finish.
V. Conclusion of Deep Pour Epoxy Resin
In conclusion, deep pour epoxy resin is an incredibly versatile and high-performance material that offers a wide range of benefits for a variety of applications. With its low exotherm, crystal-clear finish, and rock-hard cure, KSRESIN's Deep Pouring Epoxy Resin is an excellent choice for projects that require large volumes of resin, as well as for projects that require a high level of clarity and durability.
When using deep pour epoxy resin, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully, including the recommended ratio of resin to hardener, the ideal curing environment, and the appropriate wait time between layers. By taking the time to properly prepare and execute your deep pour resin project, you can achieve a beautiful and long-lasting finish that will stand the test of time.
At KSRESIN, we offer a top-of-the-line Deep Pouring Epoxy product that is proudly made in America and designed to deliver outstanding performance and value. We recommend our Deep Pouring Epoxy for all of your deep pour resin projects, whether you are pouring into small molds or large surfaces. With its incredible UV resistance, low exotherm, and excellent bubble release, our Deep Pouring Epoxy is the perfect choice for your next project.
In summary, deep pour epoxy resin is a game-changing material that offers a range of benefits and features that are not found in regular resin. From its ability to be poured up to 2" thick in large molds to its excellent resistance to cracking, yellowing, trapped air, and surface tension, deep pour epoxy resin is a versatile and reliable option for all types of projects. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a professional contractor, deep pour epoxy resin is a material that should be at the top of your list for your next project.