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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint

This water-based ablative offers excellent multi-season protection against all types of fouling. Its innovative technology replaces noxious solvents found in most bottom paints with water, resulting in easier application and cleanup, with no heavy solvent smell. Hydrocoat’s ablative surface wears away with use, exposing fresh biocides while eliminating paint buildup and the need for sanding. Its unlimited dry time to launch allows for painting in the fall.

  • Type: Water-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Biocide: 40% Cuprous oxide
  • Additives: PTFE
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Coverage: 430sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat 3hrs; To launch; 6hrs. @ 70°F
  • Thinner: Water
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon 5436878 1124006
Ships when available.

$169.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Quart 6077556 1124008
Ships when available.

$69.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Green, Gallon 10630093 1134006
In stock online.

$169.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon 5436886 1164006
Ships when available.

$169.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon 3745288 1184006
In stock online.

$169.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Quart 13736517 1184008
Ships when available.

$69.99

Product Description

This water-based ablative offers excellent multi-season protection against all types of fouling. Its innovative technology replaces noxious solvents found in most bottom paints with water, resulting in easier application and cleanup, with no heavy solvent smell. Hydrocoat’s ablative surface wears away with use, exposing fresh biocides while eliminating paint buildup and the need for sanding. Its unlimited dry time to launch allows for painting in the fall.

  • Type: Water-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Biocide: 40% Cuprous oxide
  • Additives: PTFE
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Coverage: 430sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat 3hrs; To launch; 6hrs. @ 70°F
  • Thinner: Water

Specs

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4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Protects well (10)
  • Visually pleasing (9)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Antifouling properties (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Heavy fouling areas (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Advanced (6)

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    1.0

    Bad Experience

    By s/v Lorelei

    from Connecticut

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use

      Best Uses

        We bought 2 gallons for our 1999 Beneteau 411 sailboat. When pouring it into the pan we noticed a surface foam developing. When applied to the hull over a sanded surface of prior Petit oil based paint the foaming persisted and produced a rough "popcorn like" surface. No amount of rolling would smooth it out. This left us with no alternative but to wipe it off and purchase another two gallons of oil based paint. Have contacted Petit viae-mail but no respone yet.

         
        4.0

        I'll buy again

        By N/A

        from New Mexico

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

          Have used these paints before, easy to use and long lasting

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Value Antifouling Paint

          By Sailing Dan

          from Lynn, MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Multi-coat Recommended

          Best Uses

          • Annual Coat

          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

          Pettit recommends multi-coat but I've been using one coat prior to each season for the past couple of years. I suspect skipping a season would not work. Pressure washing at end of season enables minimal sanding prior to new coat. Cleans and applies easily. I previously used Pettit Trinidad but the less expensive and easier to use Hydrocoat protects the bottom just as well in coastal waters off Massachusetts.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good product, good price

          By Boston Rocks

          from Boston, Ma

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

              Works well throughout the season. Has more copper in it than many other brands at this price.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great stuff

              By It-Sea Bit-Sea Too

              from Waco, Texas

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Easy clean up
              • Easy to Use
              • Minimal Odor

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bottom paint
                • Drives Props
                • Lake

                Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                I have a 2001 Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 3055, I keep it on a trailer at home in the off season, from November to April, I was getting it ready for the 2013 season, servicing the engines, waxing etc. I noticed that my antifouling paint was in need of refreshing after 3 seasons. I called West Marine and described what I had and the lady on the phone recommended Pettit Hydrocoat. I ordered two gallons and it arrived in three days. I pressure washed the bottom of the boat and the drives/props, Then I jacked the boat off the trailer (use caution) and blocked it. I then painted over the trailer bunks, three coat. The next day I lowered the boat on the trailer and painted the rest. Two gallons, three generous coats on a 30ft boat. Goes on easy, water clean up, good finish, minimal smell. The paint dries very fast so don't put too much at the time in the pan because it will make a skin on top. Can't talk durability yet but thus far, very satisfied.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Easy Application

                By In The Hunt

                from Mentor, Ohio

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                    Easy to apply and cleaned up very easily with water. One gallon was more than enough for 30 foot Sea Ray. Appeared to provide an even coat with no appearance issues where brush versus roller was used. Won't know whether it works until next year. Only issue is top of can and rim had thick globs of dried paint - when mixed in these created bumps in finished coat.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    seemingly very low toxic, east to clean

                    By capeshore

                    from South Boston,Ma

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Visually Pleasing

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                        Even less smell than a can of house latex,didn't bother my girlfriends or my skin,easy cleanup.26 ft cabin cruiser great coverage. Won't know about its performance till end of season but heard good things.
                        If it performs I wouldn't use another paint again as it's so much less caustic and easy to clean than any other bottom paint.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good alternative to Trinidad

                        By Sailing Dan

                        from Lynn, MA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Protects Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Once a year bottom paint

                          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                          I use to rely on Petit Trinidad which is excellent but more expensive. I tried Hydrocoat the last two seasons and am pleased with its protection and ease of cleaning at the end of season (as well as sanding at start of new season).

                           
                          5.0

                          Went on and cleaned up easy.

                          By jbags

                          from hammonton nj

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Protects Well
                          • Visually Pleasing
                          • Weather Proof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                              easy on easy clean up cant wait to see how it holds up

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great application

                              By Kozy

                              from Detroit, MI

                              About Me Beginner

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                                  Painted 28ft/9'9" hull with 1 can, giving 3 coats along the water line, to just under hull as this is the only real fouling area here in Michigan.

                                  Couldn't be happier with ease of application, easy cleanup, barely any discernable smell at all and certainly not offensive or bothersome.

                                  So nice to not have worrys over eating plastic pan liner, rollers, etc. I will used Hydrocoat as long as they make it. Water based was the right choice.

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