How Long Does Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating Take to Dry?

Dupli-Color truck bed coating is a great way to protect and enhance the appearance of your truck bed. It’s easy to apply and provides a durable finish that can last for years with minimal maintenance. But one of the most important questions people ask when considering using Dupli-Color is: how long does it take to dry?

The answer depends on a few factors, such as the temperature and humidity in the area, but generally speaking, it takes 8-12 hours for Dupli-Color truck bed coating to completely dry. It may take longer in areas with high humidity or cooler temperatures, or shorter in dryer, warmer areas. Additionally, if multiple layers are applied or if the application is thicker than usual, it may take longer for the coating to dry.

To ensure that your truck bed coating dries properly, you should follow the instructions on the can closely. Before beginning any application process, make sure the surface area is clean and free from any dirt or debris that could interfere with adhesion.

Once you begin applying the coating, be sure to move quickly and evenly for an even finish. Be sure not to overwork any particular area as this can cause an uneven finish.

Once you have finished applying Dupli-Color truck bed coating, you should wait 8-12 hours before driving your vehicle or loading any heavy items into your truck bed. This will give enough time for the coating to completely cure so that it will provide maximum protection. You should also allow 48 hours before washing your vehicle.


In conclusion, it typically takes 8-12 hours for Dupli-Color truck bed coating to fully dry and cure. However, depending on environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity this time may be longer or shorter. For best results always follow instructions on the can closely and allow adequate drying time before driving or loading heavy items onto your truck bed.

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Susan Delgado