Urethane Paint Safety and Application

Eastwood’s Single-stage urethane paints feature the most modern automotive refinish technologies paired with premium raw materials in an incredibly user-friendly system that delivers beautiful results in colors ranging from classic solids to wild metallics. May be used as a one-step single-stage topcoat, or in combination with Eastwood’s 2:1 European Urethane Clearcoat as a base/clear system. Either way, this advanced urethane color system is the ideal choice to finish off any restoration project, from antique classics to more modern muscle cars. This system is National Rule Compliant (Topcoat, single-stage; Max. VOC 5.0 lbs/Gal).


This product was designed for and is intended solely for use by trained professionals. Read all warning statements and heed all recommended safety precautions before proceeding.

DO NOT USE THIS SYSTEM WITHOUT SUFFICIENT VENTILATION. Users must wear appropri- ate, properly fitted NIOSH-approved activated charcoal cartridge respirator if a forced fresh-air system is not available. Always wear eye and face protection, as well as gloves and protective clothing. Do not use this product, or be exposed to spray mist / vapors if you have respiratory problems. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS.

This system comprises multiple components. Once mixed, this system will have hazards of all components. Read warnings on all packages before opening.



Suitable substrates include:
- Eastwood Epoxy Primer
- Eastwood 2K Urethane Primer Surfacer
- Properly prepared factory finishes 

When painting over existing finishes or cured undercoat products:
- Clean surface with a Wax and Grease Remover, such as Eastwood’s 11999ZP, a strong solvent blend designed to remove tar, wax, grease, road grime, silicone and surface contaminants.

- Abrade surface to be painted with 320 grit sandpaper, preferably working up to 600 grit for adhesion purposes. Re-clean with a prep solvent to remove any debris before application.



Thoroughly mix three parts single-stage urethane paint with one part 21856ZP Eastwood Urethane Activator 32oz. No additional reduction is required. Use caution in mixing materials as Eastwood’s single-stage urethane paint may begin to gel after approximately two hours (at 70 °F).

A Fish-Eye Eliminator designed for use in urethane products may be added, but only if fisheyes are found to be present. Follow additive manufacturer’s instructions for specific mixing instructions.



Type:HVLPConventional GravityConventional Siphon
Tip:1.2—1.4 mm1.2—1.5 mm1.2—1.6 mm
Pressure:8-10 psi45-50 psi40-50 psi


Apply single-stage urethane paints in two to three medium wet coats as necessary to achieve sufficient coverage, allowing ten minute flash between coats. Additional coats may be necessary to achieve total coverage for some metallic colors. A final “fog coat” may be applied with metallic colors to help set an even flake pattern and /or adjust flake orientation. A dry film thickness of approximately 2 mil is recommended. Paint should be dust free within 10-15 minutes and tack-free within one hour (at 70 °F). Recoat anytime after the previous coat has flashed, or before 18 hours. After 18 hours, paint should be abraded prior to recoating for proper adhesion purposes.

This urethane paint may be applied as a stand-along single-stage system, or in combination with Eastwood’s High Solids Urethane Clear as a basecoat/clearcoat system. Additionally, Urethane Clear may be integrated into Urethane color. When combining the two systems, be sure to activate each side (the paint and the clear) separately, with their own activators at the correct mix ratios, before blending.

Coating may be forced dry at 120°F for at least 20 minutes, after a five-minute flash period. Wait four-five hours after bake cycle to re-assemble.

When used as a Single-Stage Urethane Paint, this coating may be wet-sanded and polished for increased depth and gloss like any other urethane topcoat. Care should be taken when lightly cutting metallic colors to prevent disturbing aluminum flake.



Make sure all containers are sealed tightly immediately after each use. Gun and equipment may be cleaned with a Gun Wash or other appropriate solvent.



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