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Bar Top Epoxy


Are you looking to revamp your home bar or add a touch of class to your restaurant or café? Look no further than bar top epoxy! In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about this fantastic material and introduce you to Superclear® Table Top Epoxy by Super Epoxy Resin Systems, a high-quality, food-grade safe solution.

What is Bar Top Epoxy?

Epoxy Resin

Bar top epoxy is a specially formulated coating made from epoxy resin. It creates a durable, glossy finish on surfaces, offering exceptional protection and visual appeal. Epoxy resin is a versatile material used in various applications due to its strong bonding properties, chemical resistance, and stunning finish.

Certified Food Grade Safe

Not all epoxy resins are created equal. Some can be toxic and unsafe for surfaces that come into contact with food. A food-grade safe epoxy, like Superclear® Table Top Epoxy, is specifically designed for surfaces where food and drinks are served, ensuring no harmful chemicals will contaminate your meals or beverages.

We even took it a step further with our bar top epoxy and submitted our formulation to an FDA approved 3rd party lab for testing. This rigorous testing helps to give our customers the peace of mind that they are using a truly Certified Food Grade Safe Epoxy!

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Benefits of Using Bar Top Epoxy


Bar top epoxy creates a strong and durable surface that can withstand heavy use, spills, and impacts. This makes it an ideal choice for both residential and commercial settings such as:

  • Home bars
  • Kitchen countertops
  • Dining tables
  • Coffee shop counters
  • Restaurant bars
  • Hotel lobbies
  • Brewery tasting rooms
  • Cafeteria countertops

Easy to Clean

A bar top coated with epoxy is incredibly easy to clean. Its non-porous surface means that liquids won’t seep in, preventing stains and making maintenance a breeze.

We highly recommend using either Isopropyl Alcohol 90% or higher to clean your epoxy surface, or our Superclean Epoxy Cleaner spray bottle in tandem with our Sterilized T-Shirt Rags!

Recommended Cleaners:


Superclear® Table Top Epoxy’s glossy finish not only provides protection but also enhances the appearance of the underlying surface. Its self-leveling properties create a smooth, professional finish that highlights the natural beauty of wood or other materials.

How to epoxy a table top?

Common Uses for Bar Top Epoxy

Bars and Restaurants

Bar top epoxy is a popular choice for commercial settings like bars, restaurants, and cafes. Its durability, easy maintenance, and stunning finish make it perfect for high-traffic areas where food and drinks are served.

Home Use

Epoxy isn’t just for commercial spaces; many homeowners use it to upgrade their home bars, kitchen countertops, and dining tables. The food-grade safe Superclear® Table Top Epoxy is perfect for these applications.

Super Epoxy Resin Systems: Superclear® Table Top Epoxy

Features and Benefits

Superclear® Table Top Epoxy by Super Epoxy Resin Systems offers several advantages, including:

  • Certified food-grade safe
  • UV resistant, preventing yellowing
  • Crystal-clear, high-gloss finish
  • Easy to apply and self-leveling

Application Process

Applying Superclear® Table Top Epoxy is straightforward:

  • STEP 1: Best results can be obtained at temperatures between 70°F and 84°F depending on volume and thickness poured, in a clean, dry, dust-free environment. Avoid working in high humidity. We recommend using this product on a leveled and flat work surface. Keep in mind, the more volume you plan to mix, the lower you will want to be on the temp scale we provided above.
  • PRO TIP: Due to this product being mass sensitive, the warmer the environment, the shorter working time you will have, which is why we recommend mixing a maximum of 2 quarts, of total volume, at a time at 74F. If you are in a warmer environment mixing over 2 quarts, your working time will be severely restricted. After mixing, promptly pour it onto your surface. If your project requires more, once you spread the mass out by pouring onto your surface, you will have plenty of time to mix up another batch!
  • STEP 2: Prepare 1 part Base Resin to 1 part Curing Agent by liquid volume or 100 parts Base Resin to 83 parts Curing Agent by weight. Pour the Curing Agent first and then the Base Resin into a clean, smooth sided container large enough to hold all the liquid and allow room for mixing. We do not recommend mixing more than a half-gallon in a single container, as this product is mass sensitive.
  • STEP 3: The material must be mixed thoroughly for a minimum of 3 minutes and maximum of 5 minutes. Once the material becomes crystal clear, you should be ready to pour. Be sure to scrape the container sides, bottom, and corners as you mix for the first 3 minutes, and after 3 minutes do not scrape the bottom and sides. Be careful to not whip excessive air into the mixture and stir like you would hot tea.
  • STEP 4: Pour the mixed resin onto the surface and distribute evenly with a squeegee, ¼” notched trowel or gloved hand. Continue to pour remaining material to achieve the desired thickness, (up to 1/4”) allowing the resin to flow evenly over the project’s sides. Wipe the sides with a gloved hand to evenly distribute the material on the sides and get rid of the drip lines.
  • STEP 5: If you are going to make a second pour, the first pour should still be slightly sticky. This can generally range between 2-6 hours after your initial pour. What you are looking for is what we like to call “bar-room-floor-after-college-beer-night” kind of tacky. Once the second pour is made, bubbles may once again need to be removed. Material will feel well-cured after 24 hours, but full cure and maximum hardness can require up to 7 days depending upon the temperature.
Safety Precautions for Epoxy Resin

Safety Precautions

When working with epoxy, it’s essential to follow safety guidelines:


Bar top epoxy, especially Superclear® Table Top Epoxy by Super Epoxy Resin Systems, is a fantastic solution for upgrading surfaces in both commercial and residential settings. With its durability, easy maintenance, certified food-grade safety, and beautiful finish, it’s no wonder this versatile material is becoming increasingly popular.

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How long does bar top epoxy take to cure?

  • Curing time varies depending on the product and environmental factors, but most epoxy coatings cure within 24 to 72 hours. Superclear® Table Top Epoxy will typically begin to harden within 2 to 4 hours, in ideal conditions, but takes 24 hours to completely cure, dependent upon conditions like constant temperature, humidity, mass and airflow. Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for accurate curing times.

Can I apply bar top epoxy over an existing finish?

Do I need a professional to apply bar top epoxy?

  • While hiring a professional is an option, many DIY enthusiasts can successfully apply epoxy themselves by following the manufacturer’s instructions and taking necessary safety precautions.

How thick should a bar top epoxy layer be?

  • A typical thickness for a bar top epoxy layer is between 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Some applications may require multiple coats to achieve the desired thickness.

How do I remove scratches or imperfections from a cured epoxy surface?

Superclear Table Top Epoxy 2 Gallon Kit
Superclear Epoxy 1 Gallon Kit Epoxy Resin

4 Comments. Leave new

  • I have put two coats on my concrete bar top. The surface will need several more coat to achieve the result that I’m looking for. What is your recommended procedure for adding layers after 72 hours?

    • Hey Randy!

      I’m happy to help with that! All you need to do is lightly scuff the surface of the cured epoxy with a 240-320 grit sandpaper to add a bit of texture to the smooth surface. Then, clean with our Superclean product or Isopropyl Alcohol (90% or higher), allow it to dry, and you’re ready to pour your next layer!

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

      – Superclear Customer Service

  • What’s the viscosity of this resin?

    • Stephen Rodriguez
      January 12, 2024 12:50 pm

      Hey Karin, check out this TDS for the product. It has the viscosity for both the A & B side of this resin.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!


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