Once the tinted concrete sealer coat is completely dry, the metallic epoxy coat can be applied. When properly applied to a smooth surface, the 100% Epoxy Countertop Sealer Mini Kit will cover 65-70 sq. ft. Coverage will vary with surface conditions.
Adding Metallic Pigment: Pour all or part of the contents of the 2oz. container metallic pigment into the resin and carefully fold the metallic into the resin using the wooden stir stick. Stir for at least 2 minutes until completely combined. Allow metallic pigment and resin mixture to rest for 5 to 10 minutes and stir again for good suspension before adding the hardener. Add the hardener to resin and thoroughly mix according to the 100% Epoxy Countertop Sealer mixing instructions.
DCI 100% Epoxy Mini Kit MUST be applied at a thickness of 10 mils with the included notched squeegee. This thickness will prevent an orange peel texture in the epoxy and ensure the metallics work their magic. A 4? spiked roller is a helpful to tool to break up air bubbles on the countertop surface should they occur. Working with metallic pigment in epoxy is a creative process. Use more or less metallic pigment to create surface designs or expose more of the countertop base color. Once the epoxy is applied, the metallic pigments will start to move and create their patina.
• Pour the desired amount of metallic pigment into the resin and stir in. Allow metallic pigment and resin mixture to rest for 5 to 10 minutes and stir again for good suspension before adding the hardener.
• Add hardener to resin and thoroughly mix then pour a ribbon along the width of the countertop.
• Use a 10 mil notched squeegee to move the material across the surface and evenly distribute the epoxy. You will notice there will be track lines from the notched squeegee.
• To eliminate track lines from squeegee, wet a 3/8" nap roller in the sealer and give a light back-roll across the squeegee lines.
Once the coating evenly covers the surface, freely swirl the roller in a random patterns to create different looks. Denatured alcohol may also be lightly spritzed over the countertop surface to create other unique metallic effects. Be careful not to over apply.