The 10 Best Countertop Epoxies
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Sleek, smooth, and shiny kitchen and bathroom surfaces are within reach with one of these countertop epoxies, which let you transform old, unappealing finishes into something you'd be proud to show off. Of course, applying them properly takes some time and effort, but the finished results are more than worth it. You can also use many of these for art projects, unique tabletops, and so much more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 21, 2020:
We liked that this list had options for repair integrated with selections for full-scale countertop refinishing, however, we had to remove the Loctite Quick Set due to numerous complaints regarding its consistency, efficacy, and shelf life. We kept Epox-Sci Instant Install 29 around, as it's a strong option ideal for big cracks and unsightly chips, and would be more suitable for countertop use than Loctite would.
We also said goodbye to the Versakoat 1 Gallon Kit because of availability concerns and the Countertop Epoxy FX Poxy since many users reported it yellowing at an extremely quick rate, sometimes even before the application could be completed. We felt the FGCI Super was a solid replacement, as it's ideally suited for the same types of small projects without the same drawbacks, and it mixes well with pigment and is UV resistant, so it's a great pick for crafts. The MAS Professional is joining the ranks today alongside the likes of the Pro Marine Supplies Crystal Clear and Incredible Solutions Table Top as a strong contender for large surfaces like table and bartops, with the MAS being especially popular for resin river tables.
Finally, we added the Giani Carrara White Marble, which, like the Rust-Oleum Transformations, will completely revamp your surfaces to resemble something entirely new. In this case, it's realistic marbled quartz with an extremely high shine. It comes with a primer that hides existing discoloration, burns, stains, and minor scratches and applies in three steps.
When applied properly, epoxy can create a beautiful glass-like result that's resistant to UV damage, water, scratches, heat, and oftentimes is food safe when it cures. That being said, you should always check to ensure you're getting an option tested to come into contact with food and if you're using it for a high traffic kitchen countertop, be aware that heat resistance does not mean heatproof, so always use a trivet to protect finished surfaces from hot cook and dishware. You should also always confirm that the item you're buying is compatible with the surface you're looking to treat, and have a heat gun around to get bubbles out, as it's almost certain they'll occur.
January 03, 2019:
Selected epoxies that could work for a variety of projects, from repair to full-scale countertop refinishing. For the former, the Epox-Sci Instant Install 29 is a workable choice, especially since it sets quickly. As for the latter, the Pro Marine Supplies Crystal Clear and Versakoat 1 Gallon Kit both provide clear and consistent outcomes. Also added the Rust-Oleum Transformations Kit despite the issues some have in achieving pro results; users should note that care is required.
Countertop Epoxy Countertop Epoxy offers custom refinishing kits for homeowners and DIYers that help them transform existing surfaces like countertops, walls, or floors to give them a fresh look without having to replace anything. You'll find how-to-videos, step-by-step instructions, and phone support to guide you through your projects. There's also SuperTraxx, a decorative, durable, weather and stain-resistant sand coating that can be applied over driveways, sidewalks, patios, garage floors, or surfaces that need durability and traction. countertopepoxy.com