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PETTIT 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
In stock online.

$179.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Quart 6077556 1124008
In stock online.

$72.99

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

$179.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon 5436886 1164006
In stock online.

$179.99

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

$179.99

Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Quart 13736517 1184008
In stock online.

$72.99

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

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PettitHydrocoat Antifouling Paint
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Visually pleasing (25)
  • Protects well (23)
  • Weather proof (14)
  • Antifouling properties (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (6)
  • Heavy fouling areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (15), Casual/ recreational (15), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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

 

He slimed me...

I wanted to use an Eco-friendly product and have had good success with Pettit products in the past. I purchased two gallons of Hydrocoat SR to use on my 20 foot Grady White 209...Read complete review

I wanted to use an Eco-friendly product and have had good success with Pettit products in the past. I purchased two gallons of Hydrocoat SR to use on my 20 foot Grady White 209 Escape. I stripped the hull to bare gel coat and applied two gallons of Interlux barrier coat. I next applied one gallon of Hydrocoat SR and launched for the season. I keep my boat in a slip in southern New Jersey about 8 months of the year. The boat is run 2-4 times per week. After about 3 months, a moderate amount of yellowish brown slime had developed all over the bottom paint. When I pulled the boat out in December, the slime power washed quite easily as long as it was done before the slime had a chance to dry. The spots under the trailer rollers that had dried never came clean without sanding.
Thinking that I didn't have enough product on the bottom, I applied another gallon before launching this season. Now 4 months into the season, I again have a significant slime growth. It scrubs off easily with a soft deck brush, but I also get a blue color too so I know that some of the paint is sloughing off as well. The slime growth is pretty bad so I don't know if I could trade the effectiveness of traditional ablative paints for the lower volatility of this product.
The slime suppression is poor with this Hydrocoat SR.

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1.0

One of the worst paints I have ever used.

By Captian Dave

from Georgetown, SC

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

    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?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    He slimed me...

    By Elydoug

    from Ocean City,NJ

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

      I wanted to use an Eco-friendly product and have had good success with Pettit products in the past. I purchased two gallons of Hydrocoat SR to use on my 20 foot Grady White 209 Escape. I stripped the hull to bare gel coat and applied two gallons of Interlux barrier coat. I next applied one gallon of Hydrocoat SR and launched for the season. I keep my boat in a slip in southern New Jersey about 8 months of the year. The boat is run 2-4 times per week. After about 3 months, a moderate amount of yellowish brown slime had developed all over the bottom paint. When I pulled the boat out in December, the slime power washed quite easily as long as it was done before the slime had a chance to dry. The spots under the trailer rollers that had dried never came clean without sanding.
      Thinking that I didn't have enough product on the bottom, I applied another gallon before launching this season. Now 4 months into the season, I again have a significant slime growth. It scrubs off easily with a soft deck brush, but I also get a blue color too so I know that some of the paint is sloughing off as well. The slime growth is pretty bad so I don't know if I could trade the effectiveness of traditional ablative paints for the lower volatility of this product.
      The slime suppression is poor with this Hydrocoat SR.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Goose

      from Cape cod

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • water clean up +++

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

          Easy to apply,great protection good for the environment!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Jake22

          from Boston

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

            I just purchased a Used Fiberglass inflatable. I painted the Bottom and it looks Great!
            Easy to use, Great Coverage, Nice color.
            I reccomend this product to anyone.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Jake22

            from Boston

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

              I just purchased a Used Fiberglass inflatable. I painted the Bottom and it looks Great!
              Easy to use, Great Coverage, Nice color.
              I reccomend this product to anyone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Bottom Paint

              By moodyblu

              from Fairhaven,MA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                  Old reliable!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Application easy.

                  By Dave

                  from Milwaukee, Wi.

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Haul Out In Fall Will Tel
                  • Protects Well
                  • Visually Pleasing
                  • Weather Proof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bottom paint

                    Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                    Easy application, easy clean up, Hopefully will be as effective as Trinidad which I have used for 15 years previously with excellent results.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Clean and Easy

                    By satchmo

                    from Lane County, Oregon

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Up Easily
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Protects Well
                    • Re-coats Beautifully
                    • Visually Pleasing
                    • Weather Proof

                    Cons

                    • Tone Changes Throughout

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                      This product is a great high quality paint - goes on clean and easily. It's durable (4 or 5 years between re-coats) and has a nice appearance. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is I find that the tone changes throughout the contents - I mixed it very well and mixed between coats/usages and still found some change in tone.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Easy to use, great product!

                      By Karson219

                      from Michigan City, IN

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                          I will be purchasing again.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Good choice for anti-fouling

                          By Rp

                          from Rock Hall, MD

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Can Thin With Water
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Mult-season Use
                          • Good Ratings
                          • No Harsh Fumes
                          • Protects Well

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Fiberglass

                          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                          Goes on best if thinned with water, as Pettit suggests.

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                          • No

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