Hesse SUN-CAPE Basecoat DG 416

  • An extraordinary degree of light fastness and light protection
  • high solids content meaning 30 % less work
  • resistant to peroxide so can be used on bleached woods
SUN-CAPE is a light fast basecoat. This product has good body and is additionally formulated with high quality light protection agents (sunblock properties) and thus perfectly suited as a primer for application on light woods in combination with matching Hesse intermediate and finishing lacquers from dull matt to glossy. It can also be used on bleached woods . Our product meets the requirements of the Decopaint Directive when hardened with Hardener DR 4071. Certification to IMO is met when PU Hardener DR 4070 is used at a mixing ratio (by volume) of 2 : 1.
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Fields of application

SUN_CAPE can also be used for shopfitting and all interior fixtures and fittings, including in kitchens and bathrooms as well as the fitting out of ship interiors.

Technical specifications

Appearance colourless
Decopaint basis LB
Decopaint category J
Density series kg/l 0.991
Flow time (+/- 15 %) 29 s / DIN 53211 - 4 mm
Form of delivery fluid
Non-volatile content series % 54
VOC EU % 45.669998 %
Number of coats (max) 4
Amount per layer (minimum) 100 g/m²
Amount per layer (max) 150 g/m²
Total application volume 600 g/m²
Mixing ratio (by volume) 100 : 30 PU Hardener DR 4071
Mixing ratio (gravimetric) 100 : 31 PU Hardener DR 4071

Information on use

Usage time 1.5 - 2 h / 20 °C
Pot life 3 h / 20 °C
Drying 4 h / 20 °C
Stackable after > 16 h / 20 °C
Complete drying 7 d / 20 °C
Surface preparation Clean, dry wood, dependent upon wood type and method of application.
Substrate sanding grits from-to 150 - 180
Lacquer sanding (grit) from - to 280 - 400
Finishing With many Hesse CN, PU and HYDRO lacquers.
When applying to teak or teak substitutes, during initial priming we recommend thinning with at least 15 % DV 4909 or DV 4981. By adding 50 % DV 4955 during initial priming you can further optimise the accentuation of these types of wood. The thinning details relate to the basecoating.
Yield per coat 7 - 10 m²/l

The spreading rate is heavily dependent on the type of application. The specifications relate to a liter of ready-for-use product, if necessary including hardener and thinner.
Storage temperature 16 - 25 °C
Working temperature 20 °C
Processing instructions One to four-coat application at 100 - 150 g/m² on suitable surfaces. The maximum total application amount is: 600 g/m².
Particular instructions There is the additional option of using standard hardener DR 4070 at a mixing ratio (by volume) of 2 : 1 to harden the product. Albeit this hardener combination no longer meets the Decopaint Directive (ChemVOCFarbV). “A risk assessment has been conducted according to Directive 2014/90/EU, Annex II, Section 3. The hardened and dried coating poses no physical or health risk, nor any risk to the environment.” This product must only be combined with other approved and technically suitable products when used as a flame retardant coating material for seagoing vessels according to the latest version of SOLAS 2/3 Reg. II-2/5, II-2/6 and II-36, IMO Resolution MSC.63(1994)-(7 HSC-Code) 97 and IMO Resolution MSC.73(2000)-(7 HSC-Code) 100. The maximum application amount in wet film when using this product as a flame retardant coating material for seagoing vessels is 2 g/m² hardened at a mixing ratio of 2 : 1 with Hardener DR 4070.
General instructions on workmanship PU lacquers should not be applied and dried at material and room-temperatures below 18 °C and 40 % RH. Ideal values are: 20 - 25 °C, 50 - 65 % RH. Deviations will result in drying or hardening errors. In order to avoid adhesion problems, please sand the PU lacquered surfaces before applying fresh lacquer and apply lacquer to the sanded surfaces as soon as possible. Old lacquer and hardener mixtures affect the surface quality (adhesion/resistance). Freshly bleached substrates must undergo intermediate drying for at least 48 h at 20 °C before coating with suitable PU lacquers. If stored correctly (at least 20 °C room temperature), the final hardness of the coating is achieved after a week.
Please apply a test coat under real conditions!

Natural maple sideboard, silk matt, closed-pore
Basecoat: 1 x 130 - 180 g/m² Hesse SUN-CAPE PU Basecoat DG 416, mixing ratio (by volume) 100 : 30 with PU Hardener DR 4071. Add 10 - 15 % Thinner DV 490 to the base lacquer in the first basecoat.
Drying: > 4 h / 20 °C, preferably overnight
Lacquer sanding: 280 - 320 grit (dust removal)
Basecoat: 2 - 3 x 130 - 180 g/m² Hesse SUN-CAPE PU Basecoat DG 416, mixing ratio (by volume) 100 : 30 with PU Hardener DR 4071, in each case with intermediate drying for 20 - 30 min / 20 °C, addition of Thinner DV 490 as required
Drying: > 16 h / 20 °C
Lacquer sanding: 320 - 400 grit (dust removal)
Top coat: 1 x 100 - 150 g/m² Hesse MEGA-PUR DE 564, mixing ratio 10 : 1 with PU Hardener DR 4070 and the addition of 10 - 15 % PU Thinner DV 490 to the lacquer/hardener mixture
Packable: after at least 16 h / 20 °C


Our technical information is continually adapted to keep up to date with the latest technology and statutory regulations. The latest version is always available online at www.hesse-lignal.de or talk to your local account manager. This information is for advice and is based on the best knowledge available and careful research in line with the current state of the art. This information cannot be held as legally binding. We also refer you to our terms and conditions of business. Safety data sheet is provided in accordance with EC regulation no. 1907/2006.