TABLE AND BAR TOP EPOXIES (with options)
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Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc.
Over 20 years of operation. Over a dozen epoxy linked web sites and hundreds of pages of information. We are the largest and best source for epoxies, coatings, and related information, help and advise.
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We are the only company that offers more than one option. Why? because are an epoxy company - not a marketing company selling the cheapest imported epoxy they can find (they same stuff their competitors import and sell). They are anything but epoxy coating experts with technical backgrounds. Their web sites and presentations are full of mis-information. An example of what we can offer is our Basic No Blush (tm) epoxy with slow summer curing agent (note that all epoxies yellow, especially in sunlight - the other folks don't know or will not tell you this up front. Our No Blush as 'normal' epoxy yellowing, less yellowing than a lot of the other epoxies available. Our professional grade Bio Clear 810 as some of the least amount of yellowing on the market).
This is an INTRODUCTION PAGE. After you have explored this page, use the link here to go to our ACTUAL BAR TOP AND TABLE TOP web page and read about all your options
This product is featured on the GreatThings4u.com website
IN A NUTSHELL
As an epoxy/coatings vendor, we offer four different epoxies offering for four different epoxy thicknesses. No one else can do this and no one else lets you know you have this option. It may surprise you to know that the thinner and cheaper epoxy options might be better for your project. We also offer two different UV blocking non epoxy top coats (not for sale in California) for a more durable, repairable surface and one that can allow your table to be used outdoors. Note that a marine spar varnish topcoat can be polished and waxed to a mirror like finish. Remember those movies where the bartender slings a stein of beer sliding down the bar?
READ COMMENTS/ FEEDBACK FROM USERS OF BIO CLEAR 810 (the most professional resin system -- SEE OPTION #1)- detailed info - a must read if you are considering Bar Tops with our most professional grade of epoxy -- Bio Clear 810 epoxy - CLICK .
Our Basic No Blush(tm) epoxy is the only epoxy for your project which contains BYK (tm) air release agents (i.e. bubble breakers). Why is that? We FORMULATE our epoxies for the best possible properties for the job at hand. As manufacturers we control the 'recipe' for the epoxy (watch our company YouTube video). As the name implies, we also use "Non Blushing" resins/chemicals (nothing for you to worry about, but it is a really good thing if you are doing multiple layers of epoxy). The other sites you've visited are not epoxy manufacturers. They have no control over the formulation of the epoxies they sell. They buy bulk, generic epoxy at the cheapest price they can (from countries unknown - Note our epoxies are made in the USA). The result of their budget epoxy product is something with some really strange/weird mixing, temperature instructions and warnings - all packaged on a really slick marketing department web site. - (email them on Sat. night and see if they answer you!)
Use Basic No Blush epoxy (usually with the slow curing agent ) on your pour on (OPTION 2) or brush on (OPTION 3) project.
one 3-gal kit of Bio Clear 810 will cover 18 sf at 1/4 inch thick
COST A BIG CONCERN?
Poured on epoxy table and bar tops are $$$ - consider a more traditional marine spar varnish finish - much much cheaper and very classy - info on our POUR ON EPOXY page
"I bought some ESP 155 as a prime coat and used your India Marine Spar Varnish on top - unbelievably good! Forty year old mahogany seats in my dingy look as good as the brand new gunwales. Not sure how well it projects on the camera - dark basement- but looks so, so good!" John 1/15
"As a professional woodworker, I was recently contracted to make a 14 foot curling table for a customer. After doing some research, I came across your Bio-Clear 810 epoxy product and chose it for the price and the eccentric web site. I figured that such a "different" web site MUST be offset by a truly quality product.
I was right!
This was the first time I had ever attempted an epoxy pour, so after some practice and reading the provided literature, I figured out the technique for pouring a 14 foot x 22" top.
My customer was delighted with the product and I hope to sell many more of these curling tables in the United States.
Thanks guys ! " - John