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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
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon 5436878 1124006
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$179.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Quart 6077556 1124008
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$72.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Green, Gallon 10630093 1134006
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$179.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon 5436886 1164006
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$179.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon 3745288 1184006
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$179.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Quart 13736517 1184008
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$72.99

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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

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Pettit PaintsHydrocoat Antifouling Paint
 
4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (46)
  • Protects well (34)
  • Visually pleasing (33)
  • Weather proof (18)
  • Antifouling properties (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (11)
  • Bottom paint (3)
  • Heavy fouling areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (23), Casual/ recreational (18), Beginner (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great stuff

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,...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One of the worst paints I have ever used.

My boat is a forty foot Beneteau sailboat. I had the bottom done last fall with the regular hydrocoat. I sailed from South Carolina down to Miami in October. Within two weeks of...Read complete review

My boat is a forty foot Beneteau sailboat. I had the bottom done last fall with the regular hydrocoat. I sailed from South Carolina down to Miami in October. Within two weeks of being anchored in Miami I had barnacles growing on the bottom. I had a diver clean the bottom. After a few weeks more the bottom was getting covered with slime and grass. Well I had the bottom cleaned again in April for my sail back to South Carolina. The water was cold then so the paint did well. Buy July with the water temp at 86 deg and using the boat almost everyday with in weeks of another cleaning the bottom was covered with barnacles again. I am very dissatisfied with this paint and am trying to find something better for this haul out in a few more weeks. I want ablative paint, does anyone have any suggestions?

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5.0

I would definitely buy this again

By Jim

from Rocky Point, NY

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bottom paint

    Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

    Great paint. Holds up well all season and easy to clean up

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent product beats the competition!

    By Joe

    from Essex, Ma

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

        After sanding the bottom of my Cape Dory 28 I applied Hydrocoat for seasonal protection and found it very easy to apply. The finish was smooth with a nice appearance.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Covered well and applied easily

        By Al

        from St. Johns Mi.

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

          Applied with roller, covered well and dried nicely, looks great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy to use I will buy it again

          By MCB

          from Manhattan KS

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Able to clean up with soap and water.
          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Have no cons to report at this time.

          Best Uses

          • Boat hull coverage
          • Outdoor

          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

          We purchased a boat that had been neglected for over 8 years. We are new to sailing and are trying to rehab the boat then learn to sail.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and the product came well protected.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Product went in easy covered well easy to clean up.

          By Paul C

          from Branfird, Ct

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

            Excellent product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Ray

            from Saddle brook nj

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bottoms

              Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

              Using it for 10 years

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Naga

              from Warwick R.I

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor

                Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                Great multi-year paint washes away slime easily with a garden hose at the end of the boating season when hauling boat out of the water.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great product. I have used Hydrocoat for several years.

                By Rob

                from Washington D.C.

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good protection in the Chesapeake
                • Protects Well

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                  Easy to apply bottom paint.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product Easy On with Roller and water clean up Buy It!

                  By MR

                  from CT

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                    Echo Friendly and Good Pricing

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    i saw the results of a Pettit study first hand.

                    By Rick

                    from Fairfield, CT

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                        used it last year and had no growth on the bottom will touch up with it again this year. It works great and easy to use. i was a believer in solvent based paints till i used this.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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