Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 55
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ldaniel turned out beautiful
I hand glued almost $50 worth of pennies to our shower floor and had never used epoxy. I was nervous. I read and re-read the instructions. I brought a space heater in to keep room warm. I mixed properly. Timed it, added a minute . We poured it and smoothed it. We didn't need the heat gun at all. . The few bubbles that came up popped on their own. Then we walked away. It looks amazing. We were most concerned with it being slippery, but it isn't! Gorgeous copper penny shower floor. DON'T CHEAT ON MIXING TIME
May 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by barbuilder do not use
used this product for a bar top, mixed as per instructions, some of it hardened, some didnt, lots of sink holes, nasty scabby skin looking parts.... gotta rip bar top off and rebuild now......
rustoleum says get some acetone and scrape off the soft stuff...... like thats gonna do any good..... do not use this product you will regret it if you do. i only wished i had read reviews before buying
February 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by victor Find something better
Tried this in a pinch, no time to order my usual epoxy. This stuff is very yellow. As in, dark, dark amber. It mixes poorly compared to other epoxy glaze coatings. Epoxy coatings are difficult to work with to begin with- this product makes it worse. Seriously, this is like the old poly epoxies from my fathers generation. If you are working on an item you really care about, research the many other epoxies available. Smooth-On makes wonderful products, as does West Systems. West Sys also has more variants with different set-time, hardness, thin vs. thick. And comparatively, these are cheaper in the long run. This Parks epoxy is fairly low-tech and much more painful to work with. 1Qt isn't much for the price. This covered a 8x9 tray at less than 3/8 inch. You'd need 50 of these to finish a bar. You will need 3 mixing cups and a heat gun. The heat gun is absolutely necessary for attacking the crazy bubbles this Epoxy makes.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GK72 This works. Just follow the instructions.
My only observation would be that if the surface you are applying this has cracks, you STAY with it. After applying this to a computer desk and spent almost 2 hours bursting air bubbles, when I woke up the next morning I still found air bubbles on top on the cracks. As the glaze thickens these air bubbles still find their way up. They say it in the instructions to apply a thin layer first. Well it was my first time and I'm very happy with the overall result. As the glaze thickens after a while I wont use a torch or hair dryer, a needle will work fine.
April 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jcrinc Absolutely crushed!
I am beyond crushed by this product. I bought it to put over a wood island in my kitchen that I didn't want getting scratched. I followed the directions EXACTLY. Temperature was perfect. I used all the right tools and did the proper prep. My island looks HORRIBLE. It did NOT self-level. I used a plastic spreader and made it 100% even, but overnight, it seemed to pull in different directions (product was not so thick that it would move) and I was left with what look like brush marks in many spots. I applied a second coat, concentrating more on those areas to fill it in, and hoped for the best. Nope, still looks terrible. I am so unhappy. I can't even imagine trying to get this off my island. I trusted this and now don't know what to do. I should have just used a normal poly to coat it. I just want to cry. I normally read reviews before purchasing things, but I saw this in the store when I went to buy the poly and it looked perfect for what I wanted to do. Big mistake. :(
April 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 2Towz There is a trick to this product
The trick to not having bubbles form and a better finish on this product is to use a heat gun. It takes a while but the end result is worth it. If you pour the first coat level it out and immediately fire up your heat gun you want to get out all the bubbles. Hold heat gun approximately 4 to 6 inches above and move slowly over in a back and forth motion. Side to side is best. Up and down in a verticle pattern does not work as well. Trashed a cedar table because i did not listen.
March 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KEB Made my bar top look like glass.
I love the look this product gave to my bar top. Had to work (mostly successfully) to get the bubbles out but it spread and self leveled pretty much like the directions said it would. I definitely recommend this product. Use caution if you plan on taping the edges. I did and it caused the edge to get a lip that I had to sand down. My fault. It does better if you allow it to drip over the edge.
February 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 77r77 worst mistake ever
spent close to $1500 on a redwood table,got this at home depot,my wife read all the directions,and set a timer for the mixing,1st coat didnt look great,but we thought it would look better with 2nd coat,after leaving it overnight next morning it looked the same,not level and wavy,now after a week its starting to bubble and is tacky in some places,It will have to be stripped now which im not looking forward to.
January 3, 2016