Counter Top Epoxy Resin

From R 270.00

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  • Manufacturer's Brand Name: Tarbender ®: by Smooth-On (USA)
  • Clear, UV Stabilised.
  • The cured resin is glossy, fairly hard and suitable for temperatures up to 80degC.
  • A low flow (thick) resin for layers up to 3mm.
  • Typical Applications: Bar Counter Tops (retaining sides not required).
0.705kg (650ml)
1.41kg (1.29 litres)
7.05kg (6.47 litres)
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Counter Top Epoxy Resin

Manufacturer's Brand Name: Tarbender.Manufactured by Smooth-On in the USA.
 

Overview

  • Cast in thin layers between 1-3mm thick, usually for counter tops and resin art.
  • Clear, UV Stabilised (slow to yellow compared to non-stabilised resins but clear resin will eventually start to discolour outdoors).
  • A fairly high viscosity resin (thick with low flow). This makes torching after pouring essential to remove air. 
  • Cured castings are glossy, hard and strong.
  • The cured resin is suitable for heat contact or exposure up to 80oC.
  • Not approved for food contact. 
  • Mixing ratio is 100 Resin : 41 Hardener by weight or 2 Resin : 1 Hardener by volume.

Typical applications of this epoxy resin

  • Used for thin layer resin art on tiles, glass, wood etc where a thick (lower flow) resin is desired.
  • Used to give a durable glossy finish to bar counters and similar tops. It can be used clear or with pigments added to create metallic appearance or other effects. This is a fairly high viscosity resin (thick with low flow) which allows counter tops to be coated without building sides to retain the resin.
  • Used to encapsulate objects by pouring the resin over them. This can only be done with a thick, low flow resin that cures in thin layers such as this one.
  • Poured over photos, paper and fabric as in decoupage art. Paper should be glued down or sealed first.
  • Poured over acrylic art to create a glossy finish. Do not use over oil based paints or varnishes.

You can download a PDF document with detailed  specifications and instructions from this website and if you purchase we will send a hard copy with your order. 

General points for all resin work

Resins are not simple to work with and you should not attempt resin art if you are not prepared to experience a learning curve. Start small and get to know your products and the correct methods.
Preparation and mixing are crucial for any resin project to be successful. Read and follow all instructions carefully. Only mix the quantity that you will use immediately as resins cannot be stored after mixing. The heat generated in a container of un-poured resin or in resin that is applied too thick can reach dangerously high levels. 
 
You need to take health precautions when working with resins so read safety and health instructions carefully. The hardener of epoxy resins is an irritant to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Avoid direct skin contact an never get it in your eyes. Wear safety glasses, long sleeves and rubber gloves to minimise skin contact. While good quality epoxy resins are VOC free and don't give off significant fumes at ambient temperature, they can give off off fumes if they get hot during curing and many additives such as colourants do give off fumes. As a minimum always use resins in a well ventilated area and don't let them cure in your bedroom for example. If you work with them regularly or on large projects then wear a suitable respirator.
Keep out of reach of children.
 
Pack Size
Unit Size
0.705kg (650ml)
1.41kg (1.29 litres)
7.05kg (6.47 litres)
Size
Size
Starter Pack
Starter Pack

How to calculate the amount required

We recommend using a scale and resin mass as this is normally more accurate than using volume.
 
For a roughly square or rectangular shape multiply as follows:
Resin required in kg = Surface length in m  x  Surface width in m  x  required resin film thickness in mm x 1.09
 
For a roughly circular shape multiply as follows:
Resin required in kg = 3.14  x  Circle radius in m  x  Circle radius in m  x  required resin film thickness in mm x 1.09
 
Example
If your rectangular surface is 1.2m x 60cm and you require a film thickness of 1.6mm
Resin required in kg = 1.2m * 0.60m * 1.6mm *1.09
                                 = 1.26kg of resin
 
(If you select to measure out the components using volume then don’t multiply by 1.09:
Resin required in Litres = 1.2m * 0.60m * 1.6mm
                                 = 1.15L of resin
 
Now work out how much of Part A and how much of Part B you need to give you the total requirement of 1.26kg
Ratio for this resin is 100A to 41B
 
To get 1.26kg total resin:
kg Part A required = 1.26/141 * 100 = 0.894kg (or 894g)
kg Part B required = 1.26/141 * 41 = 0.366kg   (or 366g)
 

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