Polishing a deep pour epoxy table involves several steps to achieve a smooth and glossy finish. Here's a general guide on how to polish a deep pour epoxy table:
Materials you will need:
- Sandpaper (320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 grit)
- Electric sander or sanding block
- Microfiber cloth
- Rubbing compound
- Buffing wheel or polishing pad
- Polishing compound
Step 1: Sand the surface by sanding the surface of the epoxy table with 320-grit sandpaper, using an electric sander or sanding block. Move to finer grits of sandpaper, gradually increasing to 400, 600, 800, 1000, and 1200 grit. Between each grit, clean the surface with a microfiber cloth.
Step 2: Apply rubbing compound Once the surface is sanded and smooth, apply a small amount of rubbing compound to a clean microfiber cloth, and gently rub it into the surface of the epoxy table in circular motions. This will help remove any remaining scratches or imperfections.
Step 3: Buff the surface Attach a buffing wheel or polishing pad to an electric drill or buffer. Apply a small amount of polishing compound to the surface of the wheel or pad, and then gently buff the surface of the epoxy table in circular motions, applying moderate pressure. Be sure to work in small sections, and avoid overheating the surface.
Step 4: Wipe off any excess Once you have buffed the entire surface of the epoxy table, wipe off any excess polishing compound with a clean microfiber cloth.
Step 5: Repeat as needed Depending on the desired level of gloss and shine, you may need to repeat steps 2-4 several times, using finer grits of sandpaper and polishing compounds each time.
Step 6: Apply a protective coating To protect the surface of the epoxy table from scratches and UV damage, apply a clear coat of polyurethane or another protective coating.
Following these steps should help you achieve a smooth and glossy finish on your deep pour epoxy table.