how to apply polyaspartic over countertops

DIY enthusiasts! It’s Bronson here from the Epoxy Resin Store, and I've got something genuinely thrilling to share with you — the magic of Polyaspartic coatings.

If you dread the sight of your pristine white surfaces turning a shade of yellow over time, today's insight into Polyaspartic coatings will be your countertop's new best friend. Follow along in this video https://youtu.be/DfEF6b6eqik

Why Polyaspartic Coatings Deserve Your Attention

Mixing the Polyaspartic

Polyaspartic technology offers a solution not just to the aesthetic challenge of discolored surfaces but also boasts exceptional durability.

With its resistance to yellowing, even under constant exposure to sunlight, Polyaspartic coats stand out as a top choice for maintaining the integrity of the surface's original color — perfect for maintaining that brilliant white worktop or any other hue that you wish to preserve in its untouched state over time.

Getting Ready: Prepping and Mixing

Before we begin the transformation, it is essential to have your surface built and primed. The countertop should be ready for the application of the coating.

 

Applying the Base Coat

Now, let's talk mixology — no, not cocktails, but something just as meticulous. The Polyaspartic coating you'll fetch from our Epoxy Resin Store follows a 2 to 1 mix ratio. For the math fans out there, if we measure a countertop space at approximately 20 ounces, we'll be whipping up 60 ounces of Polyaspartic in total: that's 40 ounces of Part A to 20 ounces of Part B.

Mixing your coat correctly is not so different from following your grandma's secret cookie recipe – precision leads to perfection.

Once you have your Part A and B ready, mix them slowly with a paddle drill. Remember, no corner of the mixture should feel left out — blend thoroughly, scraping the sides and bottom to ensure an even consistency.

Pouring and Spreading the Polyaspartic

As you apply the mixed Polyaspartic on your countertop, be mindful of the environment. Polyaspartic sets quicker in humid conditions, so while those in drier climates may have up to 45 minutes of working time, an overly humid environment could slash your working window down significantly.

Smoothing the Surface

The key to spreading Polyaspartic effectively is in using a notched trowel. Unlike epoxy applications where you might err on the side of generosity, Polyaspartic follows the "thin to win" mantra. Apply just enough product to cover the surface; more is not merrier in this case as excess could lead to unwelcome bubbling.

“With Polyaspartic, it's thin to win - you don't want a ton of extra stuff on there. It'll just slow down the curing process and could cause bubbles.”

Finishing Touches: Adding Design and Removing Bubbles

Transitioning to the aesthetic phase, we add character to the surface. Let’s say the customer has opted for a subtle yet stunning brown marbling. The application is simple — dab and disperse the color, ensuring it cascades down the edges for a continuous effect.

Adding Color Accents

Should you encounter a chip or blemish, do not despair — simply incorporate a vein of color through it, and you gracefully hide it within your design. Aim for a natural, asymmetrical pattern to emulate the randomness of true marble.

And as in all artistic endeavors, step back, observe, and recognize when less is more. Our client, in this case, seeks a delicate touch over a busy tapestry, making the process a study in restraint and finesse.

Torching & Inspection 

Lastly, eradicate any potential air bubbles that found their way into the mix with a swift pass of a torch. This quick action is crucial for ensuring a smooth, flat surface devoid of imperfections.

Key Takeaways and Safety Tips

Polyaspartic may dance on the same floor as epoxy, but they step to different tunes. Polyaspartic's curing is more sensitive to humidity than temperature, and its application demands an eye for detail and environmental consideration.

Always gear up with protective gloves and a mask — safety never goes out of style. And remember, keep your eyes clear of Polyaspartic — it’s a safety principle not to be taken lightly.

Curing & Safety Tips

To wrap up, Polyaspartic coatings offer an attractive solution for long-lasting, non-yellowing surfaces. With this DIY tutorial, you're well on your way to mastering the technique for a resilient and vibrant countertop that stands the test of time.

Thank you for tuning in to this deep dive into applying Polyaspartic as a countertop topcoat. While your bank account remains untouched, we'd be more than grateful for your support — give us a like, 👉 subscribe, and ring the bell for more handy DIY tips.

And now, armed with knowledge and ready to tackle the task, may your countertops gleam with the enduring luster of Polyaspartic.

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16 comments

Bobby Ray

Bobby Ray

I like what I saw. Can it able used on bare wood. Or would you have to seal it first

Scott Younce

Scott Younce

Epoxy Resin Tutorial
Very Very HEPFUL

Scott Younce

Scott Younce

Epoxy Resin Tutorial
Very Very HEPFUL

Jaysen Lineberg

Jaysen Lineberg

Epoxy Resin Tutorial – I’ve used resin for many years including those with UV protectors like HALS. I’m interested in trying polyaspartic for the first time.

Kim Berta Berta

Kim Berta Berta

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Lewis Agnew

Lewis Agnew

I’m a novice at epoxy, but have never heard of polyaspartic. It was interesting to learn about it.

Joyce

Joyce

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I didn’t know about polyabspartic resin. We are getting ready to replace our cabinets and countertops. Would this work to protect the cabinet doors, too? Of course I mean removing the doors and laying them flat to apply it.

Tina

Tina

Wow!! If this works on countertops, will this work on river tables as well??
Looking forward to trying some out!

Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

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I’m gonna have to try my hand at this.

Tia

Tia

Epoxy Resin Tutorial ~ I love this so much and actually have my countertops on to do list!! Thanks for sharing.

Anita Hennessee

Anita Hennessee

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Andy Walsh

Andy Walsh

Hi does this yellow outside due to UVL ?

Martha M Bryce

Martha M Bryce

Epoxy resin tutorial I’d never heard of this but I have a laundry room countertop…

Mark Hohn

Mark Hohn

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Mark Hohn

Mark Hohn

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JJ

JJ

epoxy resin tutorial → I never knew this about polyaspartic. Im going to start testing this out. Thank you for creating this. I didnt know you even had a youtube channl

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