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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TotalBoat Topside Primer
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (15)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (14)
  • Small areas (14)
  • Detailed work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (11), Professional (7), Casual 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

I recommend this product to other consumers

By /

from Montross, Va.

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

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    5.0

    Great stuff!

    By Gary L. Sr.

    from Saint Maries, Idaho

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

        This is a great high build primer that should be applied above 65 degrees and allowed to fully cure where high humidity is a problem.

         
        4.0

        Great stuff

        By 28memco

        from Orange Park, FL

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Even Paint Distribution
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

          The Jamestown distributors primers are just as good as the name brand high dollar primers if not better.

           
          5.0

          Good Stuff.

          By Gary L. Sr.

          from Saint Maries, Idaho

          About Me Professional

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ergonomic Grip
          • Even Paint Distribution
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

            This is a great hi-build primer but be very careful if you apply it with a roller it will leave a kind of "Orange Peel" effect even with foam rollers which it eats! But it does leave a good base.

             
            4.0

            TB Primer

            By CaptVan

            from MA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

              Overall, I was pleased with this primer. Directions on the can could be improved, but they are available online. Specifically, dry time should be added to the label.

               
              5.0

              Excellent Product!

              By Kal

              from Annapolis, MD

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy application

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                  I used this primer and Total Fair to fix 50 years of abuse to a Pearson Hawk hull. The primer is a dream to use, as is the Total Fair. Getting ready to finish with Wet Edge.

                   
                  5.0

                  works very well on exterior plywood

                  By George

                  from waterboro, maine

                  Pros

                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                      covers easily with roller and evenly spreads, dries fast enough

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Price, good quality...

                      By Gary L.

                      from Saint Maries, Idaho

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                      • Ergonomic Grip
                      • Even Paint Distribution
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                        DO NOT apply in temperatures over 85 degrees!

                         
                        5.0

                        Good hi-build primer

                        By Gary L. Sr.

                        from Saint Maries, Idaho

                        About Me Professional

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Hi-build

                        Cons

                        • Apply Below 80 Degrees

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                        Good hi-build primer but needs to be applied below 80 degrees or disaster will strike. Namely a rough orange peel like texture that has to be sanded out for a good finish...

                         
                        5.0

                        As advertised.

                        By None

                        from Adrian, Michigan

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                          I used it on my 1979 fiberglass bass boat. The floor paint was chipping badly. The primer sealed the chipped areas and made a great base for the finish non-skid paint. It worked really well.

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