Two awesome posts in one day - lucky you!
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:
ETI sent me this product to try out. You won’t believe all that you can do with this product. Envirotex Lite was created byEnvironmental Technologies Inc. (ETI), which is the home for many resin and mold making products.
The use of resin in jewelry making, mixed media and paper arts continues to grow in popularity. Today, artists are using ETI’s products in many crafty ways and they will be showcasing these works of art on their new blog "Resin Crafts".
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