Frequently Asked Questions
What is the material used in
HERCULINER is a mixture of polyurethane coating with
rubber granules to provide a tough, textured finish.
How can it be
HERCULINER can be applied with a brush/roller or with a spray compressor.
(Brush and two (2) rollers are included with each kit.) It must be applied in
a well ventilated area.
Where can I buy
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Store Locations" to find a store near you.
How much is the cost?
Suggested retail on the Herculiner kit in black is $159.95 Canadian.
Additional cans (946 ml.) are available for $49.95 Canadian. The UV Topcoat protectant (946 ml.) is $39.95 Canadian. All of the above can be
for a complete printable pricelist (in pdf format).
What is included
in a kit?
Every complete ready-to-use kit includes:
- 3.78 litres (1 US gallon) of ready-to-use protective coating
- One application brush for tight spots and corners
- Two rollers for easy/even application
- One roller handle
- One abrasive pad to for scuffing/prepping truck bed
- One can opener
Plus: Bed liner application instructions in English, French, and Spanish AND
application instructions for other uses (also in English, French, and
How much do I need?
1 kit is sufficient to cover one 6-foot truck bed with 2 coats, 8-foot truck
beds require 1 additional can of coating (946 ml). The kit includes one
3.78 litre can which covers 60 square feet with 2 coats, the 946 ml can covers
an additional 15 square feet with 2 coats.
will it bond to?
HERCULINER will bond to most clean/dry surfaces,
including steel, aluminum, concrete, rubber, plastic, wood and fibreglass.
Prepping the surface is critical for best results; instructions are included
with the kit.
What is the
shelf life of HERCULINER?
If unopened, HERCULINER can be stored for several
How tough is
HERCULINER won’t chip, flake or peel and is
resistant to damage from gasoline, oil, chemicals, solvents and acids. It can
withstand years of heavy duty use. It's tensile strength is between 2400
and 3000 PSI (depending on application and cure-time) and it's elongation is
How can I
remove HERCULINER once it's applied?
You can use Xylene while product is still wet, but
if it dries, it's permanent.
What happens if
I get HERCULINER on my hands?
Clean off immediately with Xylene, then wash hands
with soap and water.
How long does
it take HERCULINER to dry?
You should allow HERCULINER to dry about 9-12 hours
before any light use and allow 24 hours for a complete cure. Curing begins
when HERCULINER is exposed to atmospheric moisture. Therefore, with
higher humidity, curing time is shorter.
should it be applied?
First coat forms a good base. After 1 hour to 1 ˝
hours to dry; then apply a second coat that will cover any open pores.
Can you repair
a section that has been damaged?
Yes, HERCULINER adheres to itself, while other coatings do not and would have
to be removed for gouging repair.
Yes, but after drying, it is no longer flammable.
Can I apply
HERCULINER in the winter?
Yes, HERCULINER can be applied between 0° C (32° F)
and 35° C (95° F). However, the colder the temperature and the lower the
humidity, the longer the curing process will take. Additionally, it must be
applied in a well ventilated area.
What is the
difference between our coating formula versus the other spray-on coatings out
HERCULINER has a proprietary polyurethane and rubber
formula. HERCULINER is the only do-it-yourself bedliner with a tough, thick,
skid-resistant finish that won’t chip, flake or peel.
What is not
included in a kit that will be needed to do the job right?
One litre of Xylene, Acetone or MEK solution (to
prep the surface of the bed before coating), rubber gloves, stir stick (We
recommend a drill with a paint mixing attachment.), a paint tray, some rags,
and tape for masking off areas. Xylene is the most recommended cleaning
solvent as it can also be used as a thinner if required.
What kind of
warranty does HERCULINER have?
We warranty the product against faulty manufacture
and defective materials. We cannot accept liability for application or use of
this product (too many variables, proper prepping/cleaning of surface,
application methods, etc.).
What is the
average cost for a dealer installed spray-on bed liner?
There are a number of different products and dealers
offering bed liner spray-on services. Finished product mil thickness, skid
resistant properties, and costs vary by location from $400 Cdn to over $1,000
Cdn. Suggested retail for a professionally sprayed-on Herculiner bed
liner is $350 to $600 but this can vary with location. Please see your
local Herculiner dealer for details.
Can I use
HERCULINER Coating for other uses?
Yes, the HERCULINER Coating can be used on many
surfaces such as steel, aluminum, concrete, rubber, plastic, wood and
fibreglass. You can apply it to steps, walkways, 4x4 tubs, decks, or
trailer floors just to name a few. There are literally
hundreds of uses.
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