Water based clear polyurethane top coat

abecote® clear PUD top coat is a two component solvent free water borne polyurethane coating formulated to provide an ultra durable clear coating with a gloss or matt finish.

abecote® clear PUD top coat is uv resistant with good mechanical properties and good chemical resistance against water, alcohols, salt solution and petrol.


abecote® clear PUD is essentially used as a top-coating for sealing/maintenance coat of PU and EP coatings. abecote® clear PUD offers a very good cleaning effect and resistance to car-tyre contamination (black heel marking – BHM).

  • Environmentally and user friendly (solvent free)
  • Excellent mar resistance
  • Matt finish which has the effect of de-accentuating surface imperfections due to poor finishing
  • Easy cleaning – good stain resistance to coffee, shoe polish and mustard
  • Long pot life
Properties of Wet Material
Mixing ratio base: activator 5:1
Density (typical) 1.037 (mixed)
Volume solids 31.5%
Colour Base is milky Activator is clear
Flash point Water based
Dilution Do not dilute
Mixed viscosity 40 cP
Properties during Application
Pot life Approximately 6 hours
Drying time @ 25 ºC 50% RH Touch: 2 hours
Hard: 24 hours
Full cure: 7 days
Over coating time @ 25 ºC Minimum: 6 hours
Maximum: 24 hours
Application temperature range 10 ºC to 25 ºC
Do not apply coating if humidity is in excess of 85% @ 21 ºC or 75% @ 10 ºC
Do not apply coating if the substrate temperature is at least 3 ºC (5 ºC is better) above dew point.
Induction time 15 minutes
Fire resistance of wet film Not flammable
Dilution Do not dilute
Properties of Dried Film
Finish Gloss or Matt
König Pendulum Hardness: 4 – 7 days cure 100 – 120 (s)
UV Resistance Good
Durability Good
Solvent resistance Good resistance to aliphatic solvents, alcohols and Skydrol
Chemical resistance Good resistance to spillages of most dilute solutions of acid and alkalis
Resistant to cleaning chemicals at recommended dilutions.
Surface Preparation

The substrate must be firm, dry, and free from dust and grease. If necessary, employ mechanical cleaning methods and equipment. It is advisable to check bonding on unfamiliar surfaces. Older coatings must be sanded.


The components must be thoroughly mixed until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. To ensure good mixing, mechanical mixing equipment should be used (below 400 r.p.m) and avoid air incorporation (Jiffy type stirrer is ideal).


After mixing, transfer the mixed material into a new container for application. For top coat sealing it is not necessary to dilute with water. Opened containers must be closed immediately to prevent evaporation and skin forming. It is advisable to use opened containers as quickly as is possible and completely.

abecote® clear PUD gloss is applied with a virgin mohair roller thinly and evenly.


  1. Don’t dilute with solvents.
  2. Pinholes can lead to a loss of adhesion, e.g. areas subjected to water ponding.
  3. Applications thicker than 145μm wft is not recommended.
  4. Localised higher thickness can change the transparency and produces small bubbles.
  5. Extended applications should be worked within 8-10 minutes at the latest, otherwise tracks may be visible.

Cleaning of Equipment

Use water immediately after use. For dried material, use abe® super brush cleaner before full cure is effected.

Protection / Maintenance on Completion

Protect the surface against traffic and spillage until cured.

Model Specification

Two-component water borne gloss or matt polyurethane top-coating.

The coating will be abecote® clear PUD gloss, a two-component water-borne gloss or matt polyurethane top-coating applied in accordance with a.b.e.®s recommendations, including necessary primers as directed


abecote® clear PUD top coat is supplied in 5 L yield containers.

abecote® clear PUD matt (43901005)
abecote® clear PUD gloss (43903005)

Handling & Storage

At least 12 months in original, unopened containers. Store in cool (5 °C up to 20 °C) and dry conditions. Not frost resistant.

Health & Safety

Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® sales representative.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.®  endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation,
specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot accept any liability for application – because a.b.e.®  has no direct or
continuous control over where and how a.b.e.®  products are applied.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total

a.b.e.® has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over the years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction