Hydrocote 400

Solvent FreeEpoxy Coating


Hydrocote 400 is a two pack medium/high build solvent free epoxy coating, offering a high quality hard wearing finish, with good coverage,  offering a cost effective system.

Typical Uses

Hydrocote 400 is widely used to coat industrial and commercial floors,  where a durable but pleasing surface is required.  It is suitable for resisting spillages of a variety of dilute chemical solutions.  As the product is solvent free a minimum of disruption is possible during application.  For specific advice on chemical resistance contact our Technical Services on 0121-520-0888

Benefits of Hydrocote 400

  • Excellent Abrasion Resistance
  • Provides a Smooth,Easily Cleaned  Floor.
  • Good Adhesion to Sound Substrate
  • Dustproof and Oil Resistant.
  • Easy to Apply, self priming
  • Slip Resistant finishes possible.
Finish        Colours:              Components: Application.Method: Substrate:

Curing Mechanism:

Cure Time at 200 C:        

 24 hours  

48 hours               

3 Days         

5 Days          

Dry Film Thickness:Service Temperature: Adhesion to Concrete: Application:  Temperatures:    

Pot Life at 20 C

Gloss, Smooth or Slip Resistant             Red, Grey, Green, Blue or Buff.  Other colours available subject to minimum order quantity of 10 units.2Brush or Roller, Trowel possible. Clean Sound ConcreteChemical Reaction.

Walk on Time

Light Traffic

Heavier Traffic

Full Cure

400 Microns (full system)                          Up to 500C

> 800psi (exceeds strength of concrete) 100C minimum

200C ideal

3 0 minutes

Coverage Rate:         Top Coat per Coat:. Coverage per 12Kg:         1st Top Coat:               2nd Top Coat: Overcoating Time:   Tack free time (200 C) Flash Points:          Base:                 Hardener        Shelf Life


Pack Sizes:


Top Coat:              

Tool Cleaner:

0.30 Kg/m2 to give 200mAn allowance should be made for surface porosity & texture.30-50sq. metres                                                                 65 sq. metres                                                                   24 hours

16  hours

> 600C


All components 12 months stored in unopened containers.



12.2 Kg unit. (Base & Hardener)

5.0 litre unit – GP Solvent.

Application Instructions


As with all systems the degree of preparation will determine the effectiveness of the product.  Surfaces must be free from laitence, loose dust, dirt and debris.  All contaminates should be removed by mechanical abrasion, preferably light grit blasting.

New concrete should be at least 28 days old.  Any damage to substrate or incorrect falls should be rectified using for example, our Epoxy Mortar.


Thoroughly mix the unit of the Hydrocote 400 base with a slow speed electric stirrer to disperse colour pigment.  When this has been achieved add one unit of Hydrocote 400 hardener and again mix thoroughly.   Once mixed use the material IMMEDIATELY as the pot life is limited.  Do not leave the mixed material in bulk as this will accelerate the curing process,  further shortening the pot life


Specification 1– Typical Concrete;smooth coating required.

Apply Hydrocote 400 by brush or roller at a rate of 0.2 – 0.4 Kg per m2 dependant on surface,  allow to cure to tack dry condition (overnight at 15 – 250C). Apply second coat of Hydrocote 400 at a rate of 0.3 Kg per m2 using a suitable brush or roller.

Specification 2 – Smooth concrete; Heavy duty slip resistant coating required.

Apply Hydrocote 400 as in specification 1 above.  Apply second coat of Hydrocote 400 by brush or roller as above,  then quickly broadcast aggregate of the desired type and size into the wet coating,  typically 0.5 Kg of fine aggregate per m2.

Allow the coating to cure overnight,  remove excess and un – adhered aggregate then apply a top coat of Hydrocote 400 over the aggregate at a rate of 0.5 to 0.8 Kg per m2,  dependant upon aggregate density.  The aggregate will then be sealed in a sandwich of Hydrocote 400.

Equipment should be cleaned immediately after use with our GP solvent.

Health and Safety

Refer to the Hydrocote 400 Health and Safety Datasheet before using the product.  It is advisable to wear impervious gloves, protective clothing and eye protection,  when handling or applying Hydrocote 400.  Any splashes on the skin must be immediately removed by washing with soap and warm water.  Do not use solvents for this purpose.

Ensure adequate ventilation is available at all times, and avoid breathing vapour. Although the product is solvent free and has low odour properties the use of respirators in confined spaces is recommended.

It is the purchasers responsibility to ensure that the materials are stored and handled within the meaning of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Conditions of Sale

All products are manufactured to high quality standards and sold subject to the company’s standard conditions of sale.