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Crab Coat

Protect your project in all conditions

About the Product

CrabCoat is an innovative, environmentally safe top coat that seamlessly matches the strengths of acrylic and urethane. It creates that familiar, oil-finished appearance without the disadvantages of oil-based products. A single-part, self-cross-linked system with exceptional weathering properties. Offering unparalleled ease of application, CrabCoat excels in sun and water, keeping your project beautiful for years to come.


  • Preserve Your Hard Work – No more weathered, faded, or rundown projects. CrabCoat offers outstanding resistance to sun, water, and mildew, ensuring that your project maintains its beauty and protection even in harsh conditions.

  • YOU Friendly – CrabCoat is environmentally safe, low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and compliant with E.P.A. regulations. No need to suit up in protective gear as it has no harsh odors, is non-flammable, non-toxic, and can be easily cleaned up with water.

  • Versatile Application – Whether you prefer spraying or brushing, CrabCoat is suitable for both methods. Its flexibility allows it to withstand temperature changes without cracking or peeling.

  • Forever Clear – CrabCoat is formulated to be non-yellowing, keeping your project looking pristine for years to come. Additionally, it can be tinted with water-based colorants, offering customization options for your specific needs.


  1. Environment: An ideal environment for application is between 68ºF – 75ºF.

  2. Preparation: The surface being painted must be free from oil, water, and polish. Ensure the surface is clean from dirt and debris. You can use CrystaLac Surface Conditioner to prepare the surface for application.

  3. Application: Crab Coat can be sprayed or brushed on. We recommend a minimum of 4-6 coats for best UV protection. Since UV rays break down each layer from the top down, the more coats you use, the longer it will last.

  4. Recoat Time: Allow 2-4 hours between coats, and allow at least 2 weeks of dry time before exposing to the elements.

  5. Cure Time: Crab Coat can take up to 30 days to fully cure, depending on the number of coats.

  6. Maintenance: We recommend you refresh your project with 1 or 2 new coats of Crab Coat every 1-2 years.

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