Countertop FX

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Countertop FX is a 100% solids epoxy used as a medium in creating beautiful metallic countertops. Usage is approximately 3-4 oz of Countertop FX for each coat.

Available in 1, 3, and 10-gallon kits.

Description

Countertop FX is a 100% solids, crystal clear epoxy that is unlike any epoxy on the market today. Countertop FX epoxy has an extremely long pot life! (50-60 minutes!) As a result, you have a long working time allowing you to be the creative genius you were meant to be.

With such a long working time, Countertop FX epoxy will have more natural movement. As a result, it helps in giving it a higher than normal 3D effect.

Countertop FX resembles a marbled 3D surface and can be used in conjunction with metallic pigments, certain spray paints, etc.

A metallic countertop is created by adding a metallic pigmented powder to clear epoxy resins. Metallic systems are considered an artistic creation. Multiple designs can be constructed depending on the application technique and colors used. Metallic colors can be combined, allowing for unlimited color variations.

Countertop FX Benefits

  • Extremely long pot life
  • Create unique one of a kind looks
  • Easy to Clean/maintain
  • Metallic colors can be combined allowing for unlimited color variations
  • Creates a brilliant three-dimensional effect
  • Great light reflectivity

As a general rule, use approximately 3-4 oz of Countertop FX per square foot for each coat.

Get Creative

Creating epoxy countertops has never been easier than it is today. With so many companies selling epoxy, it’s hard to know which epoxy is the real deal and which company has the best product.

Our goal when creating Countertop FX was to give the artist as much time as possible to be as creative as possible. We also wanted to create a countertop epoxy that was as close to UV resistant as possible without breaking the bank. We’ve done that!

With Countertop FX epoxy, you can be as creative as you like. You’ll have the time to work with your epoxy countertop without having to worry about whether or not your material will get ahead of you.

Combined with Metallic 3DFX pigments, you’ll be able to create the countertop you or your client have always wanted.

Topcoats

While you could go without a topcoat on your newly created countertop, we certainly don’t recommend it. It’s an investment that you’ll want to make sure can stand the test of time.

We recommend applying our 221 WB Matte FX on top. It provides the ultimate matte finish protection for your countertop and looks great! If you’re looking to keep it glossy, try using our 421 WB Gloss FX.

Either way, you’re countertop will be protected and look great at the same time!

Countertop FX epoxy is sold in 1 gallon, 2 gallon, and 10 gallon Kits.

Solids Content 100%
Mix Ratio 1:1 (1 Part A – 1 Part B)
Pot Life 50-75 Minutes
Tack Free 12-20 Hours
Light Use 4-6 Days
Heavy Use 6-10 Days or After Topcoat Dries
Re-Coat Window 7-18 Hours
Dry Appearance Clear Glossy Finish
VOC Content Less Than 60 Grams/Liter Mixed

Prime Coat: If placing on MDF, plywood, or similar material, you can use just about any Paint and Primer from your local hardware store. Apply just enough material to get a good even coat without too much build-up. You’ll want to apply 2 primer coats, sanding with 220 sandpaper in between coats.

You can use any color you desire for the prime coat. Black and white are the most common.

Sand your final prime coat one last time with 220 sandpaper and be sure to clean the surface with Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol before applying your color coat.

Mixing

Countertop FX has a 1:1 ratio. If mixing less than a full kit, mix Part A and Part B separately with a stir stick, or low-speed mixer to ensure uniform distribution of all ingredients. In a clean mixing container, blend 1 Parts A and 1 Part B using a drill mixer for 2-3 minutes. Be sure to scrape the sides using a stir stick.

*Usage

Metallic Coat: 3-4 oz per square foot.
Flood Coat: 3-4 oz per square foot. Yep… It’s the same for both coats.

*Coverage rates may vary depending upon how level the surface is and how much material you need for the edges.

Unlike most concrete coatings systems, there are no specific install standards on the method of application due to the endless possibilities in color combinations and finishing techniques that can be used to manipulate the visual effect of the Metallic 3DFX pigments in Countertop FX Epoxy.

When adding Metallic 3DFX or other colors to your mixed Countertop FX, be sure to mix thoroughly. You have plenty of working time.

Some common colors used are Metallic 3DFX, Base Color FX, Rustoleum 2X Spray Paints, Glitters, and more. Be sure st any colors you may want on a sample board before applying on a paid job.

Application

Applying the color coat, you can use a foam hot dog roller, a 3/8″ nap roller, a 1/8″ notched trowel, or even your gloved hand. Choose the option that suits you best. Be sure to spread the material on the sides.

These are only basic guidelines. There are hundreds of techniques for applying the color coat.

We literally spend hours creating sample boards and testing different techniques. The overall goal is to have fun and enjoy the process.

Topcoat

Now that you’re satisfied with the countertop, it’s time to let it dry.

Once dry, lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper. Clean it thoroughly and apply our 221 WB Matte FX or 421 WB Gloss FX. Both are great topcoats. We just happen to prefer the 221 because it looks more professional. It’s also easier to mix since it’s a 2 to 1 ratio product.

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