What is the best epoxy floor coating

 

You should pay attention to this when buying epoxy resin

Due to the boom in epoxy resin, there are also more and more cheap products from China, which are very tempting at first glance. However, we always recommend using branded products from well-known manufacturers, which cost a little more, but have significantly better quality properties than the cheap resins. For the first attempts and test pieces, however, it can make sense to first use a cheaper epoxy resin.

There are basically three different types of epoxy resin:

 

Low viscosity casting resin

Thin liquid Cast resin is ideally suited for all projects in which the resin is to penetrate the substrate and where thicker layers are to be poured.

 

High viscosity laminating resin

Thick epoxy resin is ideal for surface coatings, resin paintings and all applications that require a hard surface.

 

UV resin

Ready-to-use resin that hardens within minutes under UV light, ideal for jewelry and small projects

 

 

How much does epoxy resin cost?

The price of epoxy resin varies a lot. For a liter of resin you can pay between 7 euros and over 20 euros. The price differences can mainly be explained by the place of manufacture, the raw materials used and the properties.

 

 

The best resins for making epoxy tables

 

 

Making Epoxy resin tables is growing in popularity. Beautiful tables in all variations can be made with wood and epoxy. However, making it in itself requires some preparation and practice. Depending on the size of the table, more than 10kg of resin and more are required to cast a tabletop of 5cm thickness. The thickness of this layer is also the crux of the matter - the casting resin must be specially designed for this application in order to achieve such a thick layer in one cast. If you use a commercially available, inexpensive resin, the exothermic reaction can generate a lot of heat and thus damage the wood and the environment. So it is worthwhile to bring a lot of patience and pour several thin layers on top of each other, which always have to harden for several hours or to use a special product for it.

 

 

The following properties are particularly important for epoxy resin tables:

  • A layer height of up to 5cm should be possible
  • It must be possible to process the resin in large quantities without heating up too much
  • A longer pot life is recommended so that the air bubbles can escape better
  • UV protection should be included so that as little yellowing occurs as possible

 

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recommendationPrice / performance winner
modelResinpal 1717-N3Dipoxy 700PRODipon Epoxyplast 3D EP30-B50Dipon Epoxyplast 3D EP30-B100
rating
Quantity including hardener7.25kg10.56kg10kg10kg
processing time
Maximum pouring height10 centimeters10 centimeters5cm10 centimeters
viscositylow viscositylow viscositylow viscositylow viscosity
Resistant to light
Crystal clear
Solvent free
Mixing ratio resin / hardener100:45100:30100:40
price

146,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

129,95 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

127,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

137,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
to buyto buyto buyto buy

 

Recommendation: Resinpal 1717 N-3

Resinpal is the brand of the company Fiberglas Discount, which offers high quality epoxy resins for all applications. The products are developed in-house and come from our own production. Resinpal 1717 N-3 was specially developed for casting thick layers of up to 10cm and for processing large quantities. It is therefore ideal for use on the river table, where large amounts of resin are required due to the dimensions.

The built-in UV filter ensures that the resin yellows as little as possible and that the beautiful transparency is retained. The product is relatively thin and accordingly penetrates every small crack, which is ideal for this application. Contained air bubbles escape almost by themselves due to the formula. The price is definitely appropriate for the quality offered and it is worth paying a little more here and getting a flawless result.

 

 

 

The best epoxy resin for resin art at a glance

 

 

Under the term Resin Art you will find all the techniques from which decorative objects and art objects can be made with epoxy resin. The spectrum ranges from pictures cast with resin and color pigments on a wooden background, through the production of resin jewelry to the casting of geodes and coasters. Since these applications are mainly about thin layers in which color pigments or liquid paint are mixed in, the resin must not be too liquid, otherwise the individual colors would mix quickly and an unsightly hue would result.

There are some specialized products for use in art, which are precisely tailored to the needs of resin artists. The focus here is on the fact that no solvents are used if possible, that no volatile organic compounds are released and that there is generally little odor during processing.

In addition, a high-quality UV filter is incorporated into professional epoxy resins. This is to prevent the resin and the color it contains from yellowing and / or fading. It is important to mention here that epoxy always loses a bit of its crystal clear transparency and can yellow marginally. However, this is barely noticeable, especially when colors have been mixed in.

 

 

This is important for epoxy resin for use in art:

  • The resin should be of medium to high viscosity (rather viscous), so that the color separation is good
  • This resin is often called "laminating resin", which was developed for coatings
  • The processing time should be long enough to cast the picture or work of art, usually around 30 minutes
  • UV protection should be included so that less yellowing occurs and the work of art shines for a long time

 

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recommendation
modelDipon EpoxyPlastMaster Cast 1-2-1HXDZFX epoxy resinGRP lamination resin Terra
rating
Quantity including hardener3kg4kg900ml3.25kg
processing time
Maximum pouring height2cm2cm1 cm1 cm
viscositymedium viscosityhighly viscoushighly viscousmedium viscosity
Resistant to light
Crystal clear
Solvent free
Mixing ratio resin / hardener2:11:12:1
price

31,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

157,00 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

44,45 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

27,49 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
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Recommendation: Buy cheap epoxy resin with Dipon Epoxyplast

On the one hand, Epoxyplast was developed with a focus on ease of use, on the other hand, that it does not contain any toxic substances if possible. So it is free from solvents and hardly evaporates. Nevertheless, the usual safety measures should of course always be observed. Dipon Epoxyplast has built in a very high quality UV filter that effectively protects the cured material from yellowing. What is also a big plus: The mixed in color pigments or color liquids do not mix, so that no unwanted dirty color mixtures arise. Dipon Epoxyplast is also a very cheap epoxy resin, which brings an optimal price / performance ratio.

 

 

 

Buy epoxy resin floor coating: Our recommendations

 

 

Making floors out of epoxy resin is now very common. The positive properties are very popular for both the living room and the garage floor. In the living space, epoxy can be used for all types of floors. This starts with the basement and continues into the actual living space such as the bedroom and living room through to kitchen floors and bathroom floors. It is also increasingly used as a protective layer on wooden floors that have already been laid.

It is important that the epoxy floor paint is very hard after curing, but still sufficiently elastic to withstand all loads. With these special products for floor coating, simple processing is also very important, in which above all the escape of any air bubbles that may be present is optimized. Most products can be bought ready-mixed with a wide range of colors, so that one work step is missing and the color accuracy is given, e.g. according to standard RAL. Further information and instructions can be found in our guide article Epoxy resin floor made by myself.

 

 

This is important when choosing epoxy resin products for floor coating:

  • The resin should be self-leveling for a level floor
  • Air bubbles should escape by themselves if possible
  • The processing time should be long enough to be able to work on larger areas
  • UV protection should be included so that less yellowing and color changes occur when exposed to sunlight
  • Good abrasion resistance as well as impact resistance

 

 

Recommendation: WoWe W734

The low-viscosity WoWe W734 is a high-quality, colorless sealant for the floor. It penetrates the subsoil and bonds with it, so that a very high level of stability is achieved. It is easy to apply with a lint-free paint roller and levels itself very nicely. Priming the floor is recommended, as otherwise a lot of material is required.

 

 

 

Buy suitable resin for epoxy resin jewelry

 

 

Beautiful pieces of jewelry can be cast with epoxy resin and silicone molds. The spectrum ranges from jewelry made of clear or colored resin to the combination of pieces with wood or other materials. It is also possible to pour objects. In contrast to the casting of larger objects, the maximum layer thickness is not necessarily decisive here, but good UV protection, good processability and good color separation in the case of several colors. Crystal-clear curing is also important for pouring objects. If you pay attention to these qualities, your own stands out Epoxy resin jewelry nothing more in the way.

 

 

This is important when casting epoxy resin jewelry:

  • The resin used has to be very hard so that the piece of jewelery does not get scratched
  • Air bubbles should escape automatically when pouring, or they should be able to be removed with a Bunsen burner
  • UV protection should be included so that less yellowing and color changes occur when exposed to sunlight

 

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Price / performance winner
modelEpoxyplast 100PDIPOXY-2K-700Bredderpox Epoxy Resin E45GRP epoxy resin Terra
rating
Quantity including hardener1.5kg1.5kg3kg1.75kg
processing time
Maximum pouring height1 cm1 cm2cm2cm
viscosityhighly viscoushighly viscouslow viscositymedium viscosity
Resistant to light
Crystal clear
Solvent free
Mixing ratio resin / hardener2:11:1
price

21,79 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

23,49 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

53,90 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

18,49 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
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Recommendation: Dipon Epoxyplast

Epoxyplast is a very good all-rounder resin, which is also suitable for the production of jewelry made of resin. It has a very good price / performance ratio, offers good color separation and hardens crystal clear.

 

 

The best UV resin

 

 

UV resin is a special type of epoxy resin that is already mixed and can be used immediately. The UV resin has a very long processing time because it only begins to harden under UV light. But then it reacts very quickly and hardens within a few seconds to minutes. It is therefore particularly suitable for small casting molds or areas where rapid curing is required, i.e. for repairs, jewelry making and other uses in the home.

 

 

This is important when buying UV resin:

  • Depending on the application, it should be rather thick or thin
  • Air bubbles should escape automatically when pouring, or they should be able to be removed with a Bunsen burner
  • Good curing under UV light is essential; a special UV lamp helps here for the best results
  • The odor emissions can be higher than with conventional epoxy resin

 

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recommendation
modelSteellwingsf UV resinDecorRom UV resinS-power UV resin
rating
Quantity including hardener200gr200gr60gr
processing time
Maximum pouring height1 cm1 cm1 cm
viscositylow viscositymedium viscositymedium viscosity
Resistant to light
Crystal clear
Solvent free
Mixing ratio resin / hardener1:11:11:1
price

20,08 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

21,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

14,98 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
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Recommendation: Stellwingsf UV resin

The Stellwingsf UV Resin has a high quality and hardens beautifully transparent. The curing with UV light is already completed after 1-2 minutes and air bubbles can be removed relatively easily. In addition, it is attractively priced so that it can also be used for the first attempts.

 

 

Buy the best resin for molding molding

 

 

In contrast to the creation of resin art pictures or the coating of surfaces, the Pour synthetic resin made completely different demands. Since higher layers are often cast when casting molds, the resin must not harden too quickly, as otherwise too much heat would occur. The casting resin must also not set too quickly so that the air bubbles that occur can escape. From approx. 2 cm to 3 cm, conventional laminating resin is the end, then you need a specially developed casting resin.

 

 

This is important when buying resin for casting:

  • Casting resins are usually rather thin, i.e. low-viscosity
  • A long open time reduces the development of heat during curing
  • Layer thicknesses of at least 5 cm should therefore be possible
  • A UV filter should be available, because when molding the resin is often not colored, but left transparent, for example when pouring objects in resin

 

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recommendationPrice / performance winner
modelResinpal 1717-N3Dipoxy 700PRODipon Epoxyplast 3D EP30-B50Dipon Epoxyplast 3D EP30-B100
rating
Quantity including hardener7.25kg10.56kg10kg10kg
processing time
Maximum pouring height10 centimeters10 centimeters5cm10 centimeters
viscositylow viscositylow viscositylow viscositylow viscosity
Resistant to light
Crystal clear
Solvent free
Mixing ratio resin / hardener100:45100:30100:40
price

146,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

129,95 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

127,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

137,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
to buyto buyto buyto buy

 

Recommendation: Resinpal 1717 N-3

Resinpal produces its casting resin in Germany, whereby the highest value is placed on high quality. Resinpal 1717 N-3 is the ideal resin for casting molds up to 10 cm. It is crystal clear, has a processing time of up to 24 hours and therefore ventilates very well almost by itself

 

 

Buy the best epoxy resin / epoxy glue

 

 

Epoxy resin adhesives are true all-rounders: They bond all imaginable materials such as stone, plastic, steel, wood and much more. At the same time, they are quite attractive in terms of price and combine the numerous advantages of epoxy resin. The open time is significantly lower, which enables time-saving bonding. You can find even more on the subject in our Epoxy glue guide.

 

 

This is important when buying epoxy glue

  • Can be used indoors and outdoors as much as possible
  • Transparent color for the most invisible bonding possible
  • Pot life / open time of at least 3-5 minutes for sufficient processing time
  • The shortest possible curing time of a maximum of 48 hours
  • Don't buy any remaining stock - epoxy resin adhesive only lasts a little longer than a year