TotalBoat Topside Primer
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TotalBoat Topside Primer

TotalBoat Topside Primer is a premium marine undercoat compatible with both one-part and two-part topside finishes. Intended for use above the waterline, it can be sprayed, rolled, or brushed prior to painting with polyurethane or enamel topside paints.

Use on wood, fiberglass, gelcoat, and over previously painted materials. This single part, high-build primer requires only a single coat. Thin with Xylol (xylene). It dries quickly and is easy to sand. TotalBoat Topside Primer is available in white or gray in quarts and gallons.

We recommend this primer with our new TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint, available in 20 brilliant colors.

IMPORTANT: Stir primer continuously for five minutes before use.

Included free of charge with all purchases:
(2) Plastic 1 QT Paint Pots, (2) 10" Wooden Stir Sticks, (1) Pair Large Latex Gloves.

 
 
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High Performance One-Part Primer

  • Fast Drying
  • Non-Lifting
  • Rust Inhibitive
  • Lead and Chromate Free

 

Preparation & Application Tips

Preparation is the key to good-looking, long-lasting, results. A properly prepared surface is clean, solid and dry. Do not paint immediately after rain, during foggy weather or when the temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Use a foam roller or firm polyester brush for best result. If spraying, thin with xylene up to 15-20%. Avoid lap marks by not painting in direct sunlight and by coating sections of the surface either down or across hull to natural breaks, maintaining a wet edge.

If your edge begins to dry or you see that you missed a spot and the primer is already setting up, allow it to dry completely before touching up that area.

Do not lather on paint too thick or you will compromise all flexible adhesion characteristics that make TotalBoat Primer one of the industries leading one-part undercoats. Dry Film Thickness should be 1-2 mils.

Vehicle Type  Phenolic Modified Short Oil Alkyd 
Application Method  Brush, Roll or Spray 
Number of Coats  1-2 coats 
Dry Film Thickness (per coat)  1-2 mils 
Wet Film Thickness (per coat)  3 mils 
Application Temp  50-90°F 
Application Humidity  0-90 % 
Dry Time (to touch)  1 hour @ 50°F
30 mins @ 70°F
10 mins @ 90°F 
Dry Time (to overcoat)  4 hours @ 50°F
2 hours @ 70°F
1 hour @ 90°F 
Coverage  250-300 sq.ft/gal 
Finish Sheen/Gloss  Flat (5-10°) 
VOC  < 358 grams/liter 
Flash Point  1° 
Solids (by weight)  61-64 % 
Solids (by volume)  42-45 % 
Below Water Line (yes/no): No
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Rate Of Cure: Fast
Type: Topside Paint Primer
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(based on 12 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (3)
    • Small areas (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Beginner (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A learning curve

    I'm not sure what they consider "Dries quickly" in the promo. I waited 24 hours and it was still gummy. After the second day it sanded nicely and filled the...Read complete review

    I'm not sure what they consider "Dries quickly" in the promo. I waited 24 hours and it was still gummy. After the second day it sanded nicely and filled the grain on my wooden ketch well. The second coat helped to fill some mild cracks in the wood and left a nice painting surface. I would use again but with better knowledge of the product. Good price. Took more than I calculated for 2 coats.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    topside primer (totalboat)

    I bought total boat primer to prime my boat and get it ready for paint. I liked the product, however it was a bit messy and the application with a "roll and...Read complete review

    I bought total boat primer to prime my boat and get it ready for paint. I liked the product, however it was a bit messy and the application with a "roll and tip" method gave me a rough surface. Alot of sanding was required. The product did fill well, especially cracks amd other area's where it was needed. I would buy this product again.

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    4.0

    Good product

    By Clay

    from John Day, OR

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to sand
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Flows well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Coverage Less Than Expect

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

    I used 2 coats of Totalboat Topside primer over wood and fiberglass/epoxy for the outside of a driftboat. Coverage was just enough combined with wet edge topside paint. Would have liked a little more coverage, but after 2 coats of topside paint, the finish product was great. I was totally impressed by the results. I sprayed one coat and got just as good of results with rolling and tipping after I burned a hole in my air hose. Great product, make sure you get enough. 1 quart was just enough for 2 coats on a 16 ft driftboat.

     
    3.0

    Total Boat Primer And Foam Brushes

    By Canoeboy

    from wisconsin

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • High Build Quick Dry

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

        Quick to dry..to a fault. Additional sanding may be required, but if high build and filling are your goal...this stuff does it.
        Eats up my Jamestown foam brushes. Could be the xylene base.... Use a synthetic or bristle brush when applying this product.

         
        4.0

        Excellent product. Would recommend.

        By None

        from Bend, Oregon

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution
        • Good Filling Ability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wooden Hull Primer

          Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

          Used this product as a primer over a fiberglassed wooden hull. Excellent viscosity for filling glass cloth fabric. Went on easily and evenly. Used two coats, lightly sanding between coats. Good, even finish. Ready for epoxy finish paint.

           
          4.0

          Ordered more

          By Still on the hard

          from Marysville Ohio

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

              Lays out well with foam roller and brush. Good durability.

               
              2.0

              Difficult to use. Not sure if I like it.

              By Nanord

              from Mamaroneck, NY

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                    I paint a lot. This paint is difficult to brush. Needs to be thinned a lot and does not maintain a wet edge. Tried painting right out of can like the JD video shows. That was not a good idea. Lots of orange peel. Needed heavy sanding and I went through a lot of sandpaper. Tried a second coat thinned significantly and used roller only. Second application looks better. Jury is still out on this paint.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Stephen do it yourself

                    from Fort Lee

                    About Me Beginner

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                        The product works great, shipped in a timely fashion, would recommend this company to a friend.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        topside primer (totalboat)

                        By jo8330

                        from toms river new jersey

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Covers Fills Well
                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                        • Rough Application

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                        I bought total boat primer to prime my boat and get it ready for paint. I liked the product, however it was a bit messy and the application with a "roll and tip" method gave me a rough surface. Alot of sanding was required. The product did fill well, especially cracks amd other area's where it was needed. I would buy this product again.

                         
                        5.0

                        TotalBoat Topside Primer

                        By TotalBoat Topside Primer

                        from Miami, Florida

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Areas

                            Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                            First-Timer with this type of Primer. Went on Super easy with a Foam Roller. Immediately applied a second coat (while tacky). Will be sanding & applying WetEdge Paint soon.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Did a really good job!

                            By Boilermaker Roy

                            from Warsaw NY

                            About Me Beginner

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                                  I liked the primer,could not get all the old paint off the interior of my boat but rough sanded it and cleaned well with acetone, primer went on very well, no problems and gave a good base for the topside paint.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  A learning curve

                                  By Capt. Rich

                                  from Lansdale, PA

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Sands Well

                                  Cons

                                  • Long dry time

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                                    I'm not sure what they consider "Dries quickly" in the promo. I waited 24 hours and it was still gummy. After the second day it sanded nicely and filled the grain on my wooden ketch well. The second coat helped to fill some mild cracks in the wood and left a nice painting surface. I would use again but with better knowledge of the product. Good price. Took more than I calculated for 2 coats.

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