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At Epoxy Design Group we get asked a variety of questions. One of the most frequently asked questions is; what finish should I use, or what is the best wood finish to preserve the wood?
There are a lot of different variables to consider which makes finishing seem like a daunting task such as type of wood, desired finish, interior/exterior, method of application, and the 1000s of products to choose from. Aside from understanding how each product varies, the best way to narrow your finish options is to try different products and test different methods. You can choose WAX, Polyurethane, or Epoxy wood. Since our company specializes in working with epoxy resin, we will briefly tell you about the advantages of using epoxy wood projects.
Epoxy (often referred to as bar pour) is commonly used as a topcoat to finish tables and bar tops, especially in commercial applications. Unlike wax, epoxy finishes are very durable.
Epoxy is one of the most durable coatings that can be used as a wood sealant. It can hold up to not only kids but unruly adults as well, which is often no easy task. Epoxy is extremely scratch-resistant and liquid resistant making it one of the best options for bars, restaurant tables, kitchen countertops, and tables. The downsides of epoxy are that it typically has a high gloss appearance and is prone to discoloration over time.
It must be understood that for DIYers it can be difficult to work with. Epoxy requires relatively precise mixing and if it is not done properly a person can end up with a finish that refuses to harden and there are few options for starting over. Also since epoxy is typically poured as a self-leveling horizontal coating, it can make any vertical application difficult and it will be tough to avoid drippage. Another fallback epoxy can be air bubbles, which will result in an uneven finish.
If you have any questions, please contact us for more information on the benefits of epoxy wood coatings and our offerings.
The EpoxyDesign Group team will be happy to help!
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