Top positive review
Amazing product and amazing results
Reviewed in Canada on August 4, 2020
This is the first time I worked with resin to do my counter.
The counter required 5 gallons, 1 gallon seal coat and 4 gallons flood coat, 8 colors total. I mixed 0.8 gallons at a time (3 L) so 5 mixes total for the flood, 4 colors mixed for each flood. My wife would mix and I would pour. The mixing was done with a drill (star like with what looks like 5 spikes) for 5 minutes each batch (no white streaks). The paddle with spikes was perfect as it didn't introduce bubbles when mixing.
The temperature was set at 24C in the room and the epoxy was in the garage prior to the mixing at 24C as well. I found out when doing the seal coat that this was a bit low (consistency of the resin part seemed too thick and I had to warm it up in a bath of hot water). I upped the temperature of the garage at 27C for a day before doing the flood coats and this seemed better.
The consistency of the resin by design is thicker so when I prepared the 1:1 quantities the resin had some bubbles which wouldn't go to surface. This got me panicking a bit. Once mixed with the hardener the consistency becomes more liquid. The pour, after mixing the metallic pigments had no bubbles whatsoever. I torched first after each pour and I sprayed 91% isopropyl alcohol after all 5 pours were done.
Final design has no bubbles at all! Some metallic pigments were not mixed properly and they formed small craters from place to place but this is not eye bothering at all. I'm just putting this here in case someone wants picture perfect surface. This could always get fixed with a clear top coat but I didn't bother.
The resin was starting to get warm while I was pouring so there isn't a lot of working time when mixing large batches. I was able however to finish each pour following my design without rushing.
Overall, amazing results!!