A short video on how we use glaze coat. Before you start to mix, make sure the work piece is level. Glaze Coat is a leveling epoxy. Which means if the work pieces not level it will run off or build up at the lowest point. When mixing, use equal amounts hardener and resin. Stir for three to four minutes. Key point here is to make sure you scrape the bottom and the sides as you stir. Then pour the Glaze Coat into a different cup and stir for three to four minutes. Do not stir so fast as to make air bubbles; it takes longer to get them out.
After you mixed it well, you’re ready to pour it on the surface and start to level it out. Tip; make sure the surface is clean of dust or particles before you apply the Glaze Coat. As it will float throughout the finish and you cannot get it out. See our page on High Gloss Finish.
Then I use a thick piece of plastic and cut v notches along the bottom. Cut the notches to the depth you want your coat. This will help you get an even coat at the thickness you want on the surface. When you start to pour it out, it will come out milky looking you will see some small air bubbles; this is normal and easy to get out.
Using Heat Gun
The instructions say to use a torch to apply heat to help eliminate the air bubbles. But I have wood shelves that I didn’t want the flames to touch and scorch. So I used a heat gun instead. This works very well, but do not let the heat stay in one spot to long. Or the glaze coat will start to bubble up and this will not come out. Just lightly pass over the work piece and the air bubbles will disappear. Watch and look for air bubbles for the next 45 minutes and apply heat to remove them. Put in a dust free area, it will take several hours to dry and a day to cure. When done the work piece should have a deep high gloss almost a wet looking Finnish. A great finish for any wood worker.
Testing Glaze Coat
In the video it showed me applying the glaze coat on a piece of granite tile. Just to see how well it would bond to a hard surface. It failed the glaze coat just peeled off. But where I rub a little bit into the surface I had to scrape it off. More testing to be done here. I did fix some chair legs that was loose and it did a great job. A lot of possible uses around the home for this. So if you use glaze coat and have a little left over, don’t through it away. You find something around the house to fix with it. If you have used Glaze Coat, and have found different ways to use it. And you would like to share. Just send us an e-mail and we will post it.
Q and A
Q: I have been getting some questions on how long it takes for glaze coat to harden.
A: You have about 30 to 45 min working time and about 24 Hrs to cure. We always wait till the next day to move or touch the work piece. It also depends on weather or temperature and humidity, working time can be cut in half
Q: Why is there spots still tacky.
A; If you have spots that will not harden its because the resin and hardener was not mixed good enough . Spend the time mixing, it will not set up that quick. Scraping the sides and bottom of the mixing container and stir for at least 3 min. Then pour into a different container and mix for 3 min. More siring and scraping the sides and bottom .
COMMENTS FROM OUR VIEWERS
I am a contractor and watch your video on YouTube on doing the Glaze Coat and just wanted to say that thanks to your information the Travertine tile plank bar top that l just built and coated turned out amazing!!!!! Using the heat gun on low makes it so easy and almost idiot proof. We did a pretty thick pour, a little better than 1/8″, and the depth it gave the top is incredible. Without your guidance l don’t know that it turns out this well. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!!!! I owe you a cup of coffee.
Campbell Construction Werks LLC