Epoxy resin will give your wood bar top a beautiful and lustrous finish. It will also provide some protection from scuffing and light scratches to your bar top. The epoxy resin is virtually unbeatable when it comes to adhering. But, by itself, resin will not make your bar impervious to deep scratches, staining, or heat discoloration.
Removing Light Scratches
Although your bar top when coated with epoxy resin will likely show some scratches, you will be able to buff out the lighter ones and some discoloration it may have picked up. Lighted cigarettes when left on the surface will create scorch marks you won't be able to remove.