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​How Much Epoxy Do I Need to Cover My Floor, Countertop, or Wall?

Posted by Kristin Nordhausen on

Whether you are looking to create an epoxy countertop, floor, or wall (yes, you can epoxy your wall!) we can help you with knowing the exact amount of epoxy you will need for your project.

Most epoxy companies recommend pouring their epoxy at 10 mill thickness. To increase the durability and longevity of our epoxy, we designed our epoxy to be poured at 100 mills (1/8 inch) thickness. This guide is our recommendation for Countertop Epoxy products.


How Much Epoxy You Will Need for an Epoxy Countertop

To know how much epoxy you will need, you will need to measure the square footage of your countertops. Are you confused about how to measure the square footage of your countertop? Wikihow has an great tutorial that we would recommend to make sure you get the correct measurement.

It is also important that you take into account whether you need to apply a skim coat to your project. If it is a wood or concrete countertop, you will need to seal the surface with a clear coat of epoxy. The ratio is one quart will cover 60 square feet for one coat. To apply two coats, we would recommend a 2 quart kit as well as the epoxy you need for the color countertop pour.

The ratio of our Countertop FX Poxy is one gallon to 20-25 square feet. To create a single 1/8 inch thick epoxy white marble pour on a standard 40 square foot countertop, you will need two gallons of epoxy, one prime coat, and pearl, charcoal, and gold accenting color packets.

To make this easy on you, we offer kits on our website for a 40-50 square foot countertop.

Let’s say that you have a 75 square foot countertop, how much would you order then?

When installing a countertop, you will want to make sure you always have more than enough. If you try to stretch the product thinner than 100 mills, you will have divots in the surface where it was stretched too thin. For a 75 square foot countertop, we would recommend four gallons of epoxy which would give you 80 square feet of coverage.

One recommendation we have to seal your colored epoxy coat, would be to apply a secondary coat of clear epoxy with accenting veins or color sprayed over the top. This creates stunning 3D effects like in this countertop below:

In this case, just order an additional amount of clear epoxy for your countertop to pour a clear coat.


How Much Epoxy You Will Need for an Epoxy Wall

Our 3 quart wall kit covers 50-100 square feet. Troweling this product takes practice, so you will want to plan on the 60 square feet coverage on your first try. As you grow in experience, you will be able to stretch the product to 100 square feet.


How Much Epoxy You Will Need for an Epoxy Floor

The 3 gallon flooring kit covers 80-100 square feet. When you are planning the amount of epoxy you need, not only will you want to take into consideration your square footage, you will also want to consider your skim coats. For porous surfaces like concrete or wood, you will have to skim coat the surface to seal against air bubbles. For a skim coat, use one quart of the flooring product to cover 60 square feet.

For a 50 square foot concrete floor, order one flooring kit. You would mix one quart for a skim coat, and then use the rest for the flood coat.

Do you want additional help deciding on how much epoxy you need for your project? Call one of our experienced installers to discuss your project at 970.639.9338.