Hesse PU brillant lacquer DU 449

  • dries to be particularly brilliant
  • ideal on natural wood
  • can be polished and buffed with very little effort
DU 449 is an ideal transparent, high gloss lacquer for coatings on natural wood already pre-primed to be closed-pore with a very low tendency to sinkage. This product has good body and dries to be very brilliant and high gloss, combined with optimal sanding / polishing properties.
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Fields of application

DU 449 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
Density series kg/l 0.999
Flow time 28 s / DIN EN ISO 2431 - 4 mm
Form of delivery fluid
Non-volatile content series % 45.7
VOC EU % 54.34 %
Number of coats (max) 2
Amount per layer (minimum) 100 g/m²
Amount per layer (max) 120 g/m²
Total application volume 240 g/m²
Mixing ratio (by volume) 2 : 1 PUR Hardener DR 404
Mixing ratio (gravimetric) 100 : 52 PUR Hardener DR 404

Information on use

Usage time 4 - 5 h / 20 °C
Pot life 5 h / 20 °C
Drying 16 h / 20 °C
Stackable after > 72 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 320 - 400
Lacquer sanding (grit) from - to 400 - 800
Finishing After sufficient drying time and intermediate sanding, another coat of the same.
Yield per coat 8 - 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 When being used as a flame-retardant coating material for seagoing vessels, the maximum total application amount in wet film is 120 g/m². Hesse polyurethane Brilliant lacquer can be polished and buffed after drying for at least 3 d / 20 °C.

Particular instructions This product is not suitable for use on bleached surfaces! When being used as a flame-retardant coating agent for seagoing vessels in accordance with SOLAS 74/88 Regulations II-2/3, II-2/5 and II-2/6, in the latest version, IMO Resolution MSC.36(63)-(1994 HSC-Code) 7 and IMO Resolution MSC.97(73)-(2000 HSC-Code) 7, this product may only be combined with other approved and technically suitable products. For top coating of coloured lacquer surfaces and non-wood stained substrates, we recommend Hesse PU acrylic brilliant lacquer DU 45229. Pre-priming is possible depending on the desired surface and substrate, for instance with Hesse PU primers DG 572-1 (as sealing coat), DG 468-2 or DG 468-3.
“A risk assessment was undertaken according to Directive 2014/90/EU, Annex II, Section 3. This coating does not pose a physical risk to health nor a risk to the environment when cured and dried.”
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!

PU BasecoatContract installation in natural walnut, high-gloss
Isolation: 2 x with intermediate drying (20 - 30 minutes / 20 °C) Hesse PU Isolating filler DG 572-1, mixing ratio (by volume) 2 : 1 with Hesse PU Hardener DR 440
Drying: 2 h / 20 °C
Lacquer sanding: 320 - 400 grit (dust removal)
Basecoat: 2 - 3 x as necessary with brief intermediate drying (10 - 30 minutes / 20 °C) at 100 - 250 g/m² with Hesse PU Basecoat DG 468-3, mixing ratio (by volume) 1 : 3 with PU Hardener DR 438. For the first coat an added thinner is recommended, based on 20 - 30 % DV 490.
Drying: at least 16 h / 20 °C
Lacquer sanding: 320 - 400 grit (dust removal)
Basecoat: 2 - 3 x as necessary with brief intermediate drying (10 - 30 min / 20 °C) at 100 - 250 g/m² with Hesse PU Basecoat DG 468-3, mixing ratio (by volume) 1 : 3 with PU Hardener DR 438.
Drying: at least 16 h / 20 °C
Can be coated again, if necessary. Perform lacquer sanding at 400 - 800 grit after sufficient drying of the base coat, depending on the type of wood and wood colour tone. (Dust removal)
Top coat: 2 x with intermediate drying (20 - 30 min / 20 °C) Hesse PU Brilliant lacquer DU 449, mixing ratio (by volume) 2 : 1 with PU Hardener DR 404 and addition of 10 - 20 % Thinner DV 494 to the base lacquer.
Dust dry: after 10 - 20 min / 20 °C
Packable / ready for polishing: after at least 3 d / 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.