Hydrocote WD

Water Based Epoxy Coating


Hydrocote WD is a pigmented water dispersed epoxy resin coating.  It has a good adhesion to most sound substrates and provides a dustproof easily cleaned surface with good resistance to chemical spillage.

For specific advice on chemical resistance and product information contact our Technical Services direct on (0121) 520 0888.

Typical Uses

Hydrocote WD is widely used as a light duty industrial flooring for kitchens, garages, warehouses, food preparation and storage areas.  It is ideal for use in areas where solvents are not permitted and in confined spaces where ventilation may be inadequate.

Hydrocote WD  may also be used vertically, useful when coating a floor area which includes a coved skirting, or where continuity at low levels up the wall is required.

Benefits of Hydrocote WD

  • Self Priming and Dustproof
  • Water Based System
  • Durable Finish
  • Economical System
  • Suitable for Light Warehouse Traffic
  • Good Resistance to Dilute Chemical Solutions
  • Easy to Apply two or three coat system
  • Greatly Superior to “One Pack” Floor Paints


Finish Semi-Gloss Cure Time at 20 °C:
Colours: Red, Grey, Green, Buff,            8 Hours Touch Dry
      Yellow & Blue.   12 – 24 Hours Overcoat
  Contact your BRS Representative          24 Hours Light Foot Traffic
  for availability of other colours.            7 Days Full Cure
Components 2  
Application Method Brush, Roller, Airless Spray Coverage  Rate:
           Per Coat 6 to 8 m² per litre
Substrate Clean Sound Concrete   Coverage rate depends upon the
Curing Mechanism Chemical reaction and   substrate condition and profile.
  water release.   An allowance should be made
Minimum Application   for surface porosity and texture.
Temperature 5 °C  
Maximum Relative Shelf Life All components 12 months when
Humidity 85 %   stored in unopened containers.
Pot Life at 20 °C 1-2 Hours Pack Size:
Thinner / Cleaner Water    Hydrocote WD 5 Litre Unit


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, or acid etching for the removal of laitence. New concrete should be at least 28 days old.  Any damage to substrate should be rectified using for example, our Epoxy Mortar.


Add the contents of the base and hardener containers  together and mix thoroughly with a slow speed electric drill and suitable paddle, allowing to stand for 2 – 3 minutes before application. Up to 10 % of clean water may be added to the mixed material if required.  Once mixed the coating will remain workable for 1 – 2 hours.


Apply the mixed Hydrocote WD by brush, roller or airless spray at a wet film thickness of 100 microns over the surface area. Application temperature should be above 5oC. Air humidity should be less than 85%.

For general use two coats are recommended.

For areas of constant or heavier use three coats will be required. Equipment should be cleaned immediately after use with warm soapy water.

Health and Safety

Refer to the Hydrocote WD Health and Safety Data Sheet before using the product. It is advisable to wear impervious gloves when handling or applying Hydrocote WD.  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, using respirators in confined spaces.

It is the purchaser’s 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 Ronjon products are manufactured to high quality standards and sold subject to the company’s standard conditions of sale.