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Forum topic by indychip posted 03-10-2014 12:47 PM 524 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2014 12:47 PM

I just received an order for 25 cheese boards for a small wine shop / cafe here in town. They also would like me to replace a few table tops. The manager would like a thick, durable, glass like finish for the table tops. He mentioned seeing a restaurant with tables with what appeared to be a thick resin like material for the finish. Can anyone tell me what this resin like material is and how easy or hard it is to work with? Thanks

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-10-2014 12:49 PM

Pour on epoxy. Takes a little practice but works great.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 12:54 PM

Another good option is Behlen’s rock hard table top finish. Builds thick and strong.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 01:00 PM

There are several finishes that would work but the first thing I thought of was epoxy.

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 01:21 PM

Epoxy sounds good. If you have access to a spray gun, 2pack AC high-solids Lacquer 2/3 coats does the job. Did some bar/restaurant table tops and no problems with hot plates or drinks spillage.

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