Last week, we realized we were in need of a nice-looking workbench for magnetic preload system assembly. When we started thinking of creative ways to use materials around the shop, we had a great idea. We came up with a tabletop made of materials that are 10x stronger than concrete. The tabletop also won’t crack, and it will hold up a lot better than any ordinary wooden tabletop. 

Runyon Surface Prep partners with small and big businesses, providing resources and equipment for a wide range of surface construction needs. Read on to learn how easy it is to make an epoxy top workbench that will add an awesome addition to your home, garage, or shop!

 STEP 1: Gather multiple 2 x 4’s and screw them into a frame. Once you have the pieces screwed together, sand the wood down to a smooth finish with 40-grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Apply a coat of epoxy thickener followed by a coat of epoxy primer. This will prepare the tabletop for the epoxy coating.


Step 3: Before you apply your metallic epoxy coat, sand the surface is smooth again with 40 grit sandpaper. The metallic epoxy is applied using a magic trowel and left to self-level.

Step 4: After letting the material sit for 24 hours, lightly sand the surface with 220-grit sandpaper to smooth out any imperfections. After sanding, wipe the surface down with acetone and set your logo down in the middle of the table.

Step 5: Once your logo is down on the surface, carefully coat inside the stencil with a 1-inch brush. After the logo is all coated, pull the stencil up to avoid any bleed-through.

STEP 6: After your logo is dry you want to apply a urethane top coat to protect the surface. This final process is applied with a 3/8 inch roller nap and directionally rolled to make sure the product is uniform.


The Finished Product:

Tabletop Coating Materials & Much More From Runyon

At Runyon, our clients look to our extensive catalog of surface prep products to help them get their jobs done and get them done well. We not only offer Key Resin epoxy for creative and functional surface coating, but we also have a wide range of abrasive tools including floor grinders, Von Arx scrapers, scarifiers, and power trowels. 

Questions about our products or workbench tabletop ideas? Connect with us online for more information.