HOW TO USE
Follow these step-by-step directions when using FAMOWOOD®
GLAZE COAT® High Gloss Epoxy:
NOTE: Please refer to the complete instructions and information
for important details on
Large Area Applications – below).
Pour-On High-Gloss Epoxy Resin
Inadequate mixing is the most common reason for poor results. Read complete instructions before beginning project.
Important application facts to know before using
FAMOWOOD GLAZE COAT —
Note: If the contents in either container appear thick or solid, place containers in hot tap
water until contents return to a normal, liquid state. Allow to cool to room temperature before mixing.
Glaze Coat is NOT RECOMMENDED for floors because it is not designed for high impact applications and
does not contain abrasion-resistant properties.
- Be sure to bring Glaze Coat up to room temperature prior to using. Bubbles are more likely to occur
when product and/or room is cold (under 70 °F/21 °C).
- Follow measuring and mixing instructions carefully. Product will not cure properly and will be soft
or sticky if directions are not followed precisely. Two mixing steps are required
- Most applications require only one coat for a deep, beautiful finish. More than two coats can be applied for obtaining a deeper finish. (See "SEAL COATS" in "SURFACE PREPARATION" section.) Wipe surface with alcohol or acetone between coats. See Step 5 for reapplication and cure times.
- To coat over polyurethane or acrylic finishes, lightly sand the surface and wipe with acetone or
alcohol before using Glaze Coat.
- Glaze Coat is recommended for INDOOR use only.
- If the surface has been treated with any solvent-based liquids such as varnish or stain, test a
separate area first to ensure compatibility with Glaze Coat.
- It is recommended that you become familiar with Glaze Coat by doing a small
- Keep dust away for approximately eight hours after coating. This can be accomplished by having a
dust cover ready to use after pour to prevent debris from falling on project.
Use in well ventilated area. Avoid breathing vapors.
- Three or more unwaxed paper or plastic cups or buckets with clearly marked volume measurements
and clean, smooth walls and bottom
- Straight edge stir sticks or paint paddles
- Plastic spreader (saw tooth NOT straight edge)
- Disposable brush for coating edges
- Flat, clean dust cover
- Waxed paper, newspaper, or plastic drop cloth
- Latex, vinyl, or chemical-resistant neoprene gloves
- Protective clothing recommended (in case of incidental drips)
- Masking tape
- Carpenter's level
- Eye protection strongly recommended
- Infrared or disposable thermometer (optional)
|Gallon (128 oz.)
|*based on 1/16" thickness
Surface must be level, dry and free from oil, dust and wax. To catch drips, cover surrounding area
with waxed paper, newspaper or drop cloth. Allow drips to flow freely off the sides by elevating area
to be coated.
For porous surfaces, a thin sealer coat is recommended. Certain woods with open grains such as oak
and walnut will allow air to escape causing bubbles. Porous fabrics or papersshould follow these steps
as well. These applications require a thin coat of Glaze Coat prior to the full flood coating. Mix
about 1/4 the amount normally used for a full flood coat and spread it thinly over entire surface. This will
seal air passages. Allow to cure approximately 4-5 hours at 70 °F before applying second coat.
Before pouring, protect the sides and edges of the surface area of item being coated with several layers
of masking tape. After curing, remove the tape and any drips along with it. Otherwise, drips may be scraped
with a putty knife about 30-40 minutes after pouring, or they may be sanded after completely curing.
Step 1. MEASURE
Pour equal parts each of resin and hardener into separate clean, unwaxed disposable paper or plastic cups
or tubs. Mix MUST be a one-to-one ratio (by volume), meaning equal parts resin and hardener. If possible,
use a calibrated container.
Step 2. FIRST MIX
Pour the carefully measured Hardener (Side B) into the container with measured Resin (Side A) and
thoroughly mix for six minutes. Mix with a stir stick using vigorous, steady revolutions. With proper mixing, some air bubbles occur naturally and can be removed after the pour (see Step 4). It is very important to scrape all sides and the bottom of the container with your
stirring stick as you mix.
Step 2. SECOND MIX
Pour the Resin and Hardener mixture from first mix into a clean mixing container and thoroughly mix for an additional six minutes.
*This step is very IMPORTANT to ensure a complete mix.
|1st Cup - Resin into Hardener
|2nd Cup - Resin/Hardener mixture into new clean container*
|When the resin and hardener are first
poured together, the initial mixture appears hazy.
- Do not use a power-driven mixing device under any circumstances, otherwise excessive bubbling occurs and material thickens too quickly.
- To avoid an improperly blended product, do not mix with a shaking motion.
- Mix in small batches. Inexperienced users should not mix more than one quart batches; experienced
users should not mix in larger than one gallon batches at a time.
- The mixture of resin and hardener produces heat. The larger the batch, the more heat is generated
in a relatively short time. This severely restricts your work time.
- Test small areas before use.
- If you have any questions regarding application, please call 800-767-4667 Monday through Friday or visit famowood.com.
Step 3. POUR
Pour Glaze Coat IMMEDIATELY onto the center of the surface to be covered. Do not allow it to "sit". You only have about 15-20 minutes working time before product begins to harden.
Note: If temperature is above 70 °F, working time decreases. Spread the mixture over the area
with a plastic spreader, plastic squeegee, notched trowel or brush. If coating a large surface such as tables, bar tops, etc.,
a notched squeegee or trowel works well (see Large Area Applications – below).
Pour mixture on surface and spread evenly using a combing action in one direction over entire surface.
Do not persist in re-spreading the mixture as it sets up, otherwise it will not self-level during the curing
Do not pour more than 1/8" thick in an application. Mix only as much as you can pour and spread at one time.
At initial pour, air bubbles created during the mixing process will usually rise to the surface by themselves
and disappear. However, because Glaze Coat is very thick, it is usually necessary to help this process along
immediately after pouring and spreading. Surface bubbles MUST be removed when surface is still wet, not once surface begins
the curing process or else bubbles will turn into dimples once fully cured. Blow gently on the surface to force
bubbles up and away.;
For larger areas, use a small, handheld propane torch. Keep flame 6 to 8 inches above surface.
Move torch over freshly poured Glaze Coat several times until surface is bubble free. Be sure to use a waving
action so the surface is only slightly warmed, allowing remaining air bubbles to disappear. Do not hold flame in one area.
To achieve best results, apply at temperatures between 70 and 80 °F. Both Glaze Coat and the item to be coated should be approximately, the same temperature.
NOTE: These curing times are to be used as guidelines only. Warmer temperatures
will yield faster cure times.
||Period Between Each
||1 - 2 coats (4-5 hours)
3+ coats (24 hours. Not
longer than 48 hours.)
Allow fresh pours to cure in a warm room (at least 70 °F). If applying in an area where dust or other particles are present, temporary cover or protection may be dessired.
Use acetone or alcohol for tool and work area cleanup. Glaze Coat can only be cleaned while it is still
in a liquid state. After it has cured, paint remover, heat gun, or sanding is required.
CAUTION: Always use plenty of soap and water to wash skin.
LARGE AREA APPLICATIONS
Table tops, bar tops & large items:
For create better results, the following steps must be taken before applying Glaze Coat to large surface areas.
- It is recommended to have a helper to speed up the mixing and application process for large areas.
- Optimal time to pour is when mix reaches 90 °F. An infrared or disposal thermometer can be used to measure temperature.
- If the surface has previously been used, waxes or acids from citrus could be present, it is recommended to strip the finish to bare wood. After Glaze Coat has been applied, these foreign substances can migrate to the surface.
This would cause the bond to break down and rippling to occur.
- Large surface area applications require mixing in large batches and should only be applied by a professional
who has more in-depth knowledge and prior experience.
As stated before, surface preparation is important. Please read Surface Preparation prior
to beginning your project. After the sealer coat has been applied and has had at least 4-5 hours to set up,
you can apply subsequent layers of Glaze Coat. The major difference between small and large applications is knowing
how much to cover in one pouring. Determine how much you are going to mix at one time and how large an area it will cover.
Remember; one quart covers about 9 square feet, 1/16" thick. Unless highly experienced with Glaze Coat, do not attempt
to mix more than one gallon at a time. Mix, pour and spread. Immediately start a new batch. Pour the next section,
allowing the sections to flow into each other. Do not put layers on top of each other while they are still wet.
This will produce uneven curing of the layers and cause ripples or "alligatoring" on the surface.
- Reference sections above regarding surface bubbles, curing, and cleanup.
- Surface Care:
Once Glaze Coat is thoroughly cured, any wax or polish may be applied to
restore fresh, new luster and help hide minor blemishes. Test small area. If surface is marred
(deep scratches, cigarette burns, etc.), lightly sand entire surface ensuring all discoloration
is removed. Wipe clean with a dry cloth or cloth with a small amount of alcohol or acetone. Do
not use a tack cloth, as it will leave a film. After surface is ready, re-coat with Glaze Coat.
Glaze Coat is recommended for interior use only and should not be used on hot surfaces such as
ash trays or cookware. Do not use bleach to clean surface.
- Heat Resistance:
A surface temperature of 120 °F can be applied without any problems.
Otherwise, distortion may occur. Always use a coaster or hot pad on surfaces with Glaze Coat. Never
use Glaze Coat to line ashtrays or cookware.
- Glaze Coat is pliable:
It may dent if something is left on it for an extended period. Once the
item is removed, the dent will gradually disappear.
- Product Storage:
Glaze Coat should not be allowed to freeze. Be sure to bring Glaze Coat
up to room temperature prior to using. Shelf life is about one year.
- Embedding Items:
Pictures, fabric, coins, shells... almost anything can be encased in Glaze Coat. You can either
attach the item with a good grade white glue, making certain the entire surface is covered to ensure
it will not try to float. You can also embed on the initial sealer coat. While the surface is still tacky,
position the item and push it into place, making sure it is not going to move. After it has cured, a
second coat can be applied to smooth the entire surface. Another method for photographs is to first
laminate the photograph before attaching to surface.
Please Note: When embedding items that are important to you, make a copy and use that. Very old
pictures or newspaper articles can be damaged. Not recommended for applications on cardboard.
- Creating a Satin Finish:
To remove some of the gloss from your surface area after the Glaze Coat
has completely cured, lightly sand the surface with 0000 steel wool or #600 sandpaper. Clean the surface and
then apply a mixture of oil (linseed, crude, or polishing) and a carnauba-based wax. Allow to dry, rub clean,
and then buff again with a carnauba-based wax.
For technical support contact our Technical Service department by mail, email, or phone Monday through Friday.
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Technical Service Department
Eclectic Products, Inc.
101 Dixie Mae Drive
Pineville LA 71360-3993