Many times we are asked about tools.

It is very easy to work, or having fun with Adorn Countertop Epoxy. We made a list of tools you need to get started. Some of the parts we order by Amazon, other we purchase from our local hardware store. The material we purchase from Amazon are items which we will not find or it is more expensive in our hardware stores.

If you see a tool you don’t have, click on the item and it will bring you right to Amazon

We use a 48inch professional level. This is a good size to use on your countertop, table, bar-top surfaces to check level and for helping you level them out.  This size level comes handy when checking your samples.

When ever we need to shim we use our plastic shims. We were able to find these flat plastic shims only at Amazon. For the DIY’er these are the best choice. epoxy will not stick to them and are easy to clean up.

From experience, we know it is sometimes tough to find the right heat gun.  Many store bought heat guns are less than desirable and don’t do what they are supposed to do. When you are working with Adorn Countertop Epoxy, this is the heat gun we suggest and we use – this heat gun gets the job done right.

These are the wet and dry sanding discs.  They come in small amounts per box so that you don’t need to purchase a large box of them. The other sanding disc you need are the 80 grits and 220 grits and those can be purchased in your local store..

The 3M Hand-Masker 24 inch are very useful to protect the walls and cabinets above the countertop. Easy to use but difficult to find in stores.

The 3M Hand-Masker 48 inch are very useful to protect the walls and cabinets below the countertop. Easy to use but difficult to find in stores.

The Doctors Brush Picks are very useful to pick on the brush bristle or any other unwanted items, such as a fly.

The Painters Pyramid Stands is a must have for your samples. The epoxy will not stick to them. They give you the right height to scrape the epoxy drops below your sample.

 

The Painters Pyramid Stands is a must have for your samples. The epoxy will not stick to them. They give you the right height to scrape the epoxy drops below your sample.

Scotch Painter’s Tape Ultra Sharp Lines will always give you clean line and tidy walls, no matter if it is above an existing countertop, walls, or furniture. Protection, clean lines, and tidy areas.

Tongue Depressors are always handy to have.  They come in very useful for your veins or design options where you don’t like to use your fingers.  If we do a sample or countertop the tongue depressor is always handy and easy to use.

The Helix Paint Mixer. The mixer we are very happy with. use this mixer and not need to clean after your job is done. Clean after several jobs and you will see you have again a brand new paint mixer.

If you are wondering what mixing containers are good, then we will tell you that the 64oz plastic containers are our most used ones for mixing up epoxy for 24” x 48” samples.

We like our square notch trowel. Why using the trowel? It will level out the epoxy very fast, which helps you also with your design you have in mind.

The DeWalt Compact Router is small and feels good in your hand. This router will give you a good feeling when going over your MDF edges. It is good to have and makes your work easy and gives it a professional look.

1/8 Inch round router bit is the smallest router bit we use for our edges. Remember, Epoxy Does Not Like Sharp Edges.

1/4 Inch Round Router Bit sometimes looks better on your design.  Even if you don’t need it, it is always a great addition to your toolbox.  This is the just in case tool.