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ProGlas 1000 Tabletop/Art Epoxy Guide

December 2022 | Ahson Raza

Are you looking for a premium grade epoxy resin for table tops, bar tops or your resin art projects? ProGlas 1000 is the perfect solution. This high gloss UV epoxy coating produces a deep, glass-like appearance on a sealed surface. One layer can be applied or several layers if you need added depth and protection. It boasts improved UV resistance, reducing the yellowing and degradation of your project caused by exposure to the sun. Plus, it has an extended open time making it easier to work with – you’ll have up to 50 minutes in the mixing container and almost one hour of working time on the surface if working in temperatures around 70º F.

In this guide, we will discuss tips and instructions for using this resin. From preparation, to supplies needed to troubleshooting tips

***ProGlas 1000 is not recommended in freezing climates, as it may lead to de-lamination.  


Before you get started, it’s important to properly prepare the resin, the area you will be working in and the surface you will be applying the resin to. Since this epoxy resin works best at room temperature, it is imperative that Part A and B of the resin are brought up to 75-80º F degrees before using. If they have been stored in a cold climate such as a garage or basement, they may have crystallized. This could also have happened during shipping if you have recently received them during the winter. Warm the jugs in a water bath for optimal performance. Check to make sure the room you are working in is also 75-80º F. Additionally, ensure that any surface on which you plan to apply the epoxy is free of dust, oil, and other debris. Doing so will help ensure a smooth and successful application from start to finish!

Needed Supplies

-Mixing cups- graduated cups are ideal as the epoxy requires an EXACT mix ratio of 1:1 by volume

-stir or paint sticks for adequate mixing

-Spreader or squeegee (optional)

-Throw away brushes (optional)

-Heat gun or torch for eliminating air bubbles

-Drop cloth for protecting the ground from resin drips


-respirator and safety gloves to protect from any fumes and drips

Step by Step Application

1. Measure equal parts (by volume) of Part A and Part B into two separate graduated cups. It is imperative that the resin is measured exactly. It is a 1:1 mix ratio. Note: If the resin is coming out more like molasses than syrup, it is too cold. Also watch for crystals, this is also a sign that the resin is too cold.

2. Use a stir stick (e.g., tongue depressor, spatula or paint stir stick) to mix both parts together well. Scrape does the sides and the bottom of the mixing cup as you stir. The mixtures will appear hazy but will clear up after 3-4 minutes.

3. For added protection against bubbles forming during the flood coat stage, a seal coat can be applied to the surface. This is done by pouring some resin onto the surface and spreading it with a foam brush or squeegee until a thin layer covers the whole surface. Allow the resin to cure for 4 hours before proceeding to the flood coat. (A seal coat is an optional step)

4. Apply the flood coat by pouring the mixed resin down the length of the surface, allowing it to run down the sides and self-level. The flood coat should be approximately 1/8" thick - if multiple layers or increased thickness is needed, allow each previous layer to set up for 4-6 hours before adding additional coats. Pouring too much resin at once will create too much heat and leave your project a big mess. If any drips formed along the bottom edge of the surface, they can be removed after the resin has cured.

5. To eliminate air bubbles, wave a torch or heat gun 6-8 inches above the surface - this will cause any bubbles present to burst instantly. Repeat this process until all bubbles are gone.

6. Keep room temperature between 75-80º F degrees while curing - with proper temperatures, the resin should become tack free in half a day and fully cured within 3 days. Should temperatures fall below 75 degrees, the cure time may be extended or the resin may never fully harden.

7. Enjoy your newly finished project!


Want to avoid common mistakes when working with epoxy resin? Here are some helpful tips and tricks on preventing sticky spots, mixed resin that cures too quickly, air bubbles not rising to the surface, and crystallized resins:

*Sticky spots in cured resin - Resin and hardener were not mixed thoroughly, or mixed at the proper ratio. Proglas 1000 is a 1:1 ratio by volume and needs to measured exact and mixed well scraping down the sides and bottom of the cups as you stir.

*Mixed resin cures too quickly – Resin was mixed too long or aggressively. Or, a large quantity of mixed resin was left in a cup for an extended period of time before pouring. Epoxy resin does generate heat as the chemical reaction takes place. It is recommended to work in small batches to avoid heat being created too fast.

*Air bubbles not rising to the surface – The resin was too cold when mixed. Ideal mixing temperature of the resin is 75 to 80º F degrees. If the resin is too cold, the air bubbles will not be able to escape even with a heat torch.

*Crystallized resin – Gritty, chunky or clumpy resin. Heat the jugs of resin and hardener in a warm water bath of 120º F, agitating the resin occasionally, until the crystals have disappeared.


By following the proper steps and using the correct supplies, you can create a beautiful and lasting epoxy resin table top or art project. Be sure to follow all safety precautions when working with resin and always give yourself plenty of time to complete the project. If you have any questions or run into any problems while preparing or using ProGlas 1000 table top epoxy resin, please don't hesitate to reach out for help. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at or give us a call at 1-855-235-8776.

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