Our Epoxy TopCoat 2-1 Clear Coating Resin is used to cover paintings, sculptures, statues, souvenirs, table tops or to encapsulate an item in a clear, glossy finish for eternity


TopCoat 2-1 is primarily used to coat artwork but can also be used to make clear coatings and sealing surfaces in thin layers from 1-3mm (wood, paper, ceramics, etc), it can also be used in small castings up to 10mm thick for jewellery, keychains, souvenirs, encapsulating coins etc. Can alos be used to create colourful resin art by the addition of our resi-TINT & resi-TINT MAX range of acrylic pigments, resi-TINT+ metallic powders or resi-METAL metallic pigments.

  • Solvent and odour free
  • Safe to use without use of face mask
  • High transparency
  • Easy mixing ratio 2:1
  • Good UV resistance
  • Non-flammable
  • Quick setting in thin layers


  Mix ratio    by volume: 2 : 1
  Surfaces   canvas, wood, MDF & glass
  Curing time    touch dry in 6-7 hours, full cure in 7 days 
  Coverage   1 litre of the mixed product will cover 1m²@ 1mm thick
  Pot Life   40 minutes at 25°C (150g mixed mass)
  Shelf life   one year in sealed containers



The mixing ratio must be accurately followed to achieve perfect results. It is not possible to change the ratio which would result in the resin not drying properly and lower mechanical properties.

TopCoat 2-1 is mixed at a 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume or weight. Mix by hand, regularly scrape the sides, base, and corners of the mixing vessel to ensure full homogeneity. Mix until it is a uniform colour & consistency (usually 3-4 mins).

The resin component has a purplish colour in the bottle, this is the strong UV inhibitor and will not be visible in a thin layer.


Apply by hand pouring or brush/roller. The resin can be tinted any colour with the addition of polymer pigments available in solid and translucent colours. Eli-Chem’s resi-TINT Acrylic Inks and resi-TINT MAX range are ideal.

Ensure your piece is perfectly flat and level, otherwise the resin will run to the lowest point and pool in the centre, leaving too little resin at the corners. On large canvas paintings / pictures you should tighten the canvas as much as possible or place a board underneath to support it uniformly.

Any bubbles created by hand mixing can be easily popped by using a sharp object or by passing warm air over the surface of the resin with a blowtorch or hot air dryer on slow speed settings. Do not hold closer than 30cm to your artwork otherwise you risk creating ripples and dimples in the resin finish. If you use alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove the bubbles, as alcohol is flammable. You will need to protect the piece from dust accumulation for at least 12-24 hours. You can do this by using a raised cover or box to cover the piece.

Health & Safety

Although our resins are formulated with the most modern and safest epoxy chemicals available, all epoxies are chemicals and should be managed and handled with proactive safety hygiene and responsible care.

  • Always wear nitrile gloves (or use a specialist resin barrier cream)
  • Wear a respirator when sanding cured resin
  • It is advisable to work in a well ventilated room
  • We advise the use of safety goggles
  • Avoid skin contact (if resin gets on skin wash with plenty of soap & water)
  • DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while working
  • In case of eye contamination wash with plenty of water for 15 minutes and consult medical advice immediately

Adding inks/paints/mica powder/glitter to epoxy resin will change its properties and may reduce its non-toxicity. If you use alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove bubbles, as alcohol is flammable.

TopCoat Technical Datasheet PDF

TopCoat Safety Datasheet PDF 


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TopCoat Clear Epoxy Coating Resin

  • Brand: Eli-Chem
  • Product Code: TopCoat 2-1 - select from 1.5L, 3L, 7.5L, 15L
  • Availability: 20
  • £64.20 Including VAT

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