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ThickSet Deep Pour Epoxy Resin Kits

ThickSet Deep Pour Epoxy Resin Kits

$71.99$899.99

Deep pour epoxy is the best way to tackle 3-D casting and encapsulating projects! Pour single layers up to 1/2″ thick for larger applications, and up to 1″ thick for smaller molds. Our clear casting epoxy kits create a clear liquid glass-like finish on bar tops, table tops & counter tops embedded with your favorite objects and photos. Cured surface is BPA-free & safer for surfaces in contact with food. ThickSet deep pour epoxy resin is also great for deep casting and molding projects to create unique sculptures, figurines, jewelry, and more.

Need more resin? ThickSet is also available in a 55 gallon drum. Please contact us for pricing.

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Description

  • Deep pour resin is the best way to pour thicker layers of epoxy. Pour single layers up to 1/2″ for larger pours; 1″ for smaller pours. Water-clear, high-gloss, low-viscosity. .
  • Self-leveling epoxy resin cures to a liquid glass-like finish to showcase embedded objects on bar tops and table tops, and hard as stone to protect from scratches and scuffs.
  • Long working time gives you more time to play and create—especially when covering larger surfaces.
  • Simple 3 parts resin to 1 part hardener mix ratio makes it easy for beginners to get great results.
  • Use on interior surfaces out of direct sunlight for durable beauty that lasts a lifetime, without fogging or yellowing.
  • Low-VOC, low-odor formula is ideal for workshop, garage & indoor use.
  • Durable, cured epoxy surface is BPA-free, making it safer for tables that come into contact with food.
  • Take your art to the next level on wood, glass, ceramic, plastic, stone, concrete, and many other surfaces. Have fun, experiment, and pour your heart out!
  • Sizes available for every size project – 1.3 quart, 1.3 gallon, 4 gallon, and 8 gallon (NEW!)
  • Note: Thickset Epoxy is also available in 55 gallon drums. Please contact us for pricing.

More Details

  • Apply to properly prepared wood, metal, stone, ceramic, and concrete surfaces
  • Simple 3 to 1 mix ratio
  • Easy to tint with epoxy-safe coloring agents for added interest.
  • Choose from four kit sizes: 1.3 Quart Kit (1 Quart ThickSet Epoxy Resin Part A, and 1/3 Quart ThickSet Epoxy Hardener Part B), 1.3 Gallon Kit (1 Gallon ThickSet Epoxy Resin Part A, and 1/3 Gallon ThickSet Epoxy Hardener Part B), 4 Gallon Kit (3 Gallons ThickSet Epoxy Resin Part A, and 1 Gallon ThickSet Epoxy Hardener Part B), 8 Gallon Kit (6 Gallons ThickSet Epoxy Resin Part A, and 2 Gallons ThickSet Epoxy Hardener Part B)
  • NOTE: For convenience dispensing smaller amounts of TotalBoat ThickSet, try our new calibrated 3:1 Epoxy Pumps. No need to guess, no mess, and you’ll get a perfect cure every time!

Turn ordinary things into extraordinary conversation pieces

TotalBoat ThickSet is a deep pour epoxy system great for custom works of art on bar tops, counter tops, table tops, kitchen islands, kitchen counters, and bistro tables. Use this clear casting resin to make paperweights, lamp bases, chess sets, sculptures, jewelry—whatever you like!

Just measure, mix, and pour!

TotalBoat ThickSet makes it easy to get great results—even if you’ve never used epoxy before. Just measure carefully, stir thoroughly, and pour slowly onto your prepared surface or into your prepared mold. The key is step pouring with multiple layers. This means that when the previous layer has cooled but is soft enough to indent with your fingernail, pour the next layer directly on top.

Specifications:

  • Application temperature: 65°F-80°F. Warm conditions are critical for success.
  • **IMPORTANT! Environmental conditions are extremely important to the quality of the cure, and to achieving the best clarity and surface finish. Depending on the overall mass of epoxy being poured at a single time, the depth that it is poured, and the ambient temperature, excessive heat may build up from the reaction, causing potential yellowing, cracks, or other shrinkage. Helping to dissipate the heat may help promote the best results. For the epoxy to cure fully, the ambient temperature must be between 65°F and 80°F. When pouring for larger projects, such as slabs or tables, do not exceed a pour depth of ½” to 1″ to prevent yellowing or
    excessive heat from the cure.
  • For your safety, work in a well-ventilated area. Wear gloves, eye protection, and clothing protection.
  • Mix ratio by volume: 3 parts resin to 1 part hardener
  • Seal coat application: Brush. When applying to wood or porous surfaces, be sure to apply a very thin skim coat of epoxy to seal the surface, and allow it to cure before applying more epoxy.
  • Maximum pour depth per layer (flood coat application): 1/2″ for river pours, slab pours; 1″ for smaller castings using less than 16 oz. of epoxy. Pour on and spread with an epoxy spreader.
  • Working time @ 77°F: 10-30 minutes, depending on mixing mass, material temperature, ambient temperature, mixing time, mixing speed, application speed, & casting or coating thickness
  • Gel time @ 77°F: 5.5 hours
  • Cured color: Clear
  • Volumetric yield: 1.5 sq ft (at 1" thickness) per gallon of mixed product
  • UV-resistant formula is not intended for outdoor applications with prolonged sunlight exposure.
  • Do not place items hotter than 125°F on the cured surface.

Not sure how much ThickSet Epoxy you need? Try our simple epoxy calculator to determine how much resin your project will require.


Should I use TotalBoat ThickSet or ThickSet Fathom epoxy for my project – what’s the difference?

TotalBoat ThickSet and ThickSet Fathom epoxies are both crystal clear resin systems that can be poured deeper than traditional epoxy, and both are ideal for castings, river tables, and slab pours, but the main question is – how deep do you want to go? If it’s really deep, you want ThickSet Fathom because you can pour it in thicker single layers than ThickSet. The table below contains more information to help you decide which ThickSet formula is right for your project.

ThickSet ThickSet Fathom
Best Used For Smaller scale castings and pours; ideal for castings using less than 16 fl. oz. per pour Larger scale projects and castings using 1/2 to 1 gallon of mixed epoxy
Advantages Shorter demold time, shorter recoat time Deepest pour depth per layer, longer working time, fewer pours, easier mix ratio
Max Pour Depth Per Layer 1″ for smaller castings using less than 16 oz. of epoxy; 1/2″ for river tables, slab pours, live edge tables 3″ for larger castings, and up to 2″ deep for river tables, slab pours, and live edge tables
Working Time 10-30 minutes 2-4 hours
Demold Time 12-24 hours 48-72+ hours
Full Cure Time 5-7 days 5-10 days
Mix Ratio by Volume 3:1 2:1

Get Inspired!

A Gorgeous Epoxy River Top Kitchen Island Made from Reclaimed Lumber

Talented TotalBoat Ambassador Jonny Lambert, of Jonny Builds fame, uses our deep pour epoxy resin to build a unique epoxy river top kitchen island. He used reclaimed lumber live-edge walnut slab cut-offs for the island top, and swirled black and white pearl pigments into our TotalBoat ThickSet Epoxy to create the ‘river’. Watch the wizard at work as he takes wood which would otherwise have ended up in the dumpster and turns it into a functional work of art.

 

A One-of-a-Kind, Backlit Epoxy Coffee ‘River’ Table Made from Scrap Walnut Slabs

Take a look at this detailed and entertaining epoxy river table build by TotalBoat Ambassador Caleb Harris, of YCMT2 (You Can Make This Too) as he uses our TotalBoat ThickSet Liquid Glass Deep Pour Epoxy, mica powder pigments, walnut slabs, and LED strips to create a custom coffee table. Caleb used slabs of walnut he had left over from other projects. For the ‘river’ he stirred blue and gray pigments into our TotalBoat ThickSet Clear Casting Epoxy. For the finish, he used TotalBoat Halcyon water-based varnish to preserve and protect the surface. As Caleb creates this one-of-a-kind coffee table, he shows you how he avoids shimming wonky slabs, how he keeps resin from sticking to the mold, and all the details that went into this cool build. He even provides a link to his four helpful ways to estimate how much epoxy to pour. A must-see for anyone planning a river table build!

 

Turning an Epoxy Resin and Burl File Handle

Have you made new handles for old tools? Ever cast one with epoxy resin? Old tools sometimes need some upgrading, and it’s usually where the handle has been well worn from years of use. In this TotalBoat video, Andrew fashions a new file handle from burl and tinted epoxy resin. He casts the burl in a mold filled with TotalBoat ThickSet Epoxy, cures it in a pressure pot to prevent bubbles, then turns the handle on a lathe. A little TotalBoat TotalBuff and TotalBoat TotalShine bring this piece to a beautiful shine and it’s back to work for this file that has a showpiece of a new handle.

Tips for Making an Epoxy River Table with TotalBoat ThickSet Epoxy

Epoxy resin can be made beautiful simply by adding pigments and a nice chunk of wood, IF you know what you’re doing! River tables have been in the spotlight for years now, likely for the wide range of possible colors and designs, and also for the many ways they can be made. This TotalBoat tip shows a simple method using a mold, a 1-inch thick piece of wood, and TotalBoat ThickSet Epoxy, which is an excellent choice for deeper pours like a river table. Follow along as we go through the basic steps for building a beautiful table, serving board, or river art piece that will add beauty to your home or make perfect handmade gifts.

TotalBoat ThickSet Clear Casting Epoxy Technical Data

Maximum Pour Depths for TotalBoat Epoxy Systems

Which Epoxy Should I Use for My Project?

ThickSet Clear Casting Epoxy Resin SDS

ThickSet Epoxy Resin Hardener SDS


Frequently Asked Questions

What applications is TotalBoat Thickset Epoxy most appropriate for?

ThickSet Epoxy is ideal for deep pour casting and molding projects. It also creates a deep, clear finish on bar tops, tabletops, and countertops embedded with your favorite objects and photos. Apply to properly prepared wood, metal, stone, ceramic, and concrete surfaces.

Are metered epoxy resin and hardener pumps available for ThickSet epoxy?

Yes. The set of metered TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pumps is ideal for dispensing smaller quantities of ThickSet resin and hardener at the precise 3:1 mix ratio by volume. The 3:1 pump kit is sold separately.

Should I Use TotalBoat ThickSet or TableTop Epoxy?

Both of these epoxies give you beautiful results for crystal-clear, liquid glass like coating, casting, embedding, or encapsulating projects. However, TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy is more of a ‘coating’ epoxy, and TotalBoat ThickSet is more of a ‘casting’ epoxy designed for deep pours.

ThickSet requires fewer pours to achieve a final thickness of 1/2″ and gives a longer working time, while Table Top epoxy resin has a faster cure time for coating and is meant for shallow-depth embedding projects.

Can I thin ThickSet Deep Pour Epoxy?

No, you should not thin epoxy, as this will negatively affect cure and characteristics.

Does ThickSet dry clear?

Yes, it dries to a liquid glass-like clear finish. However, it can be tinted with epoxy-safe coloring agents, like Mica Powder, if desired.

Is this clear casting resin food safe?

Yes. The cured epoxy surface is BPA-free, making it safer for objects coming into contact with food.

What else should I know before using this deep pour epoxy?

Environmental conditions are important to the quality of the cure, and to achieve the best clarity and surface finish. For the epoxy to cure fully, the ambient temperature must be between 65°F and 80°F. When pouring for larger projects, such as slabs or tables, do not exceed a pour depth of ½” to 1″ to prevent yellowing or excessive heat from the cure. Step pouring with multiple layers will achieve the best results.

This resin is not designed for continuous UV exposure. If the item will be used outdoors, the cured surface must be coated with a UV-resistant finish (like clear varnish) to prevent yellowing and fogging.

Detailed instructions and information on Thickset Deep Pour Epoxy Resin can be found here.

Once mixed, how long is the working time?

The working time for ThickSet Epoxy is 10-30 minutes at 77°F, depending on mixing mass, material temperature, ambient temperature, mixing time, mixing speed, application speed, and casting or coating thickness.

How long does it take to cure?

The tack-free time is 4-8 hours for 1/2″ – 1″ pours at 77°F, and it will be fully cured after 5-7 days at 77°F.

Can I place hot items on it once the clear casting epoxy is cured? How heat resistant is it?

We recommend you avoid placing items hotter than 125°F on the cured surface. This is common to most room temperature-cured epoxy systems.

What is the coverage of ThickSet epoxy?

Coverage depends on the desired thickness. The volumetric yield is 1.5 sq ft (at 1″ thickness) per gallon of mixed product. If you aren’t sure how much ThickSet Epoxy you need, try our simple epoxy calculator to determine how much resin your project will require!

What is the shelf life of ThickSet, once opened?

If stored in proper conditions, resin & hardener should last to 6 months to 1 year after opening. Store at 60-90°F, in a dry place. Ensure containers are thoroughly sealed directly after use. Store products on a raised surface off the floor during cold weather, and avoid storing near outside walls or doors

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