Two awesome posts in one day – lucky you!
Ever heard of ETI Envirotex Lite and Resin Crafts??
Well, I hadn’t, but it was love at first project – wow!! Here’s the jist: Envirotex Lite.Envirotex Lite is a 2-part epoxy resin that when fully cured creates a very hard and shiny top coat that is more durable than any other finished top coat out there. I have used it plenty of times, and when used according to manufacturer’s directions, yields beautiful results.
Basically, it’s this clear pour-on stuff that gives a coating – like millions of layers of clear coat paint, all in one shot.
We have one of those square tables – I love it, but it’s hard to reach across and the kids aren’t the most
reliable about passing things (does anyone else have multiple spills at dinner – ugh!). Our table:
So we made a lazy susan – it’s a HUGE hit! And it was so easy – - you just buy a “lazy susan” and screw it onto the bottom of a round piece of wood (we bought a round table-top for our wood piece):
Well, we’ve had it for awhile, but it’s kind of plain. Adding a stencil – awesome!! and the ETI stuff will seal in the stencil so it won’t scrape off, etc. Before:
during the painting (matches the walls):
Stencil on and dry:
Now, time for the ETI Envirotex – - read the instructions – they’re detailed and have hints and helps:
Pour it on (no picture of that – since it’s kind of big it took 2 of us) – then spread out with a brush:
Wait about 5 minutes and air bubbles will float to the top – - use a propane torch (only about $14 at Walmart) to heat the surface and the bubbles will open and disappear.
It was amazing to watch the smooth glass-looking surface come through – - can you see some bubbles in this shot?:
Then you let the stuff drip over the sides, etc. We wiped some drips off, but some needed sanded off after they dried:
And that’s it – - I wish you could see this in person – - it looks so great!! On our table:
The view from above:
Can you see the shine?? My kids keep reaching out to touch it, because the finish is so awesome – - See the pink dot on the edge – that’s my reflection, it’s so clear and shiny…