How long does it take to dry?

This depends on temperature and humidity. Typically, 2 hrs after the first, the second coat can be applied and then 9 - 24 hrs later Protecta-kote can be put into light use. Full chemical resistance is achieved in 4 - 7 days. Hot and humid conditions accelerate the cure. The UVR version has approximately half the drying time of the standard version.