Series 740


Generic Type

Modified Polycarbamide

Common Usage

An advanced technology finish coat combining low VOC with exceptional performance. Offers superior color and gloss retention compared to traditional polyurethanes for long-term aesthetics on a wide range of exterior structures. Durable film stands up to abrasion and exterior weathering. Very good brush, roll and spray application characteristics. Direct-to-Metal capability allows for a labor-saving, high-build, single coat application. NOT FOR IMMERSION SERVICE.

Special Qualifications

Series 740 was tested in accordance with, and passed, the California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.2 and meets the requirements of LEED v4.1 Low-Emitting Materials, Collaborative for High Performance Schools-Paints & Coatings, Living Building Challenge Materials Petal 10, and WELL Building Standard v2 X06 VOC Restrictions. 

This product is part of a coating system tested in accordance with ISO 12944-6 (2018). Contact your Tnemec representative for coating system test results.

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    This product is available in 502 colors.

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Steel: Self-priming or Series 1, 20HS, FC20HS, 27, 27WB, 66, 66HS, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, 73, 90G-1K97, 90-97, H90-97, 91-H₂O, 94-H₂O, 135, L140, L140F, N140, N140F, V140, V140F, 161, 161HS, 394, 1075
Concrete: Series 1, 20HS, FC20HS, 27, 27WB, 66, 66HS, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, 161, 161HS, 1254
Note: Series 20HS, 66, 66HS, L69, N69, 135, L140, N140, or V140 exposed more than 21 days; Series FC20HS, 27, L69F, N69F, L140F, N140F, V140F, 161 or 161HS exposed more than 14 days; and Series 27WB, 73, or 1075 exposed more than 90 days must first be scarified or reprimed with themselves (or with an epoxy for 73 and 1075) prior to topcoating. Brush blasting with fine abrasive is the preferred method of scarification.

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat To Resist Moisture
75°F (24°C) 2 hours 6-8 hours 8 hours 13 hours

Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness. Note: For faster time-to-moisture resistance and low-temperature applications, add No. 44-712 Urethane Accelerator; see separate product data sheet. Note: When topcoating Series 740 with itself, the maximum recoat time is 45 days.

Volume Solids

73.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 0.83 lbs/gallon (99 grams/litre)
Thinned 10% (Max) (No. 68 Thinner): 0.83 lbs/gallon (99 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (Max) (No. 42 Thinner): 1.16 lbs/gallon (139 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (Max) (No. 49 Thinner): 0.83 lbs/gallon (99 grams/litre) †

Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B



Theoretical Coverage

1,171 mil sq ft/gal (28.7 m²/L at 25 microns). †


Unthinned: 0 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 10% (Max) (No. 68 Thinner): 0 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 5% (Max) (No. 42 Thinner): 0 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 5% (Max) (No. 49 Thinner): 0 lbs/gal solids

Recommended DFT

Topcoat Service: 2.5 to 6.0 mils (65 to 150 microns) per coat.
Direct-to-Metal Service: 6.0 to 8.0 mils (150 to 205 microns).
Note: Number of coats and thickness requirements will vary with substrate, application method and exposure. Contact your Tnemec representative.

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