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 and gray, in both quarts and gallons.

Included free of charge with all purchases: (2 ea) Plastic Paint Pots, (2 ea) Wooden Stir Sticks,(1 pr) Large Latex Gloves.

We recommend this primer with our new TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint, available in 12 brilliant colors.

IMPORTANT: Stir and mix primer continuously for five minutes before use.

 
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High Performance One-Part Primer

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

 

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. 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. This Primer can also be sprayed.

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 1.5 to 2.0 MILS.

This primer may be thinned with Xylene.

APPLICATION   
Number of Coats:  One Coat 
Dry to touch:  20 minutes - 1 hour 
Tack free time:  20 minutes - 1 hour 
Dry to recoat:  3-6 hours 
Film Build / Dry Film Thickness (DFT):  1.5 to 2.0 MILS (apply thin) 
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
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), 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

      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

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                  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

                  Verified Buyer
                  Ensign

                  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

                                Verified Buyer
                                Lieutenant

                                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.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Newbie Painter

                                  By jtwood

                                  from Indianapolis, IN

                                  About Me Beginner

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Clean
                                  • Even Paint Distribution
                                  • Great Coverage
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Large Areas
                                  • Small Areas

                                  Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                                  I am new to boat restoration. I did a lot of research before purchasing any brand of paint. But after I saw the ease of use and cleanup, this primer was the way to go for me. PLUS, the price point is awesome! I am restoring a 1976 15ft Bomber Fiberglass Bass Boat. This primer worked so well, I would recommend using a spray gun to apply. I did not try using a brush. Covered in one coat, but I gave it three. Extremely strong, in fact, when I was putting some parts of the boat back together, I scratched the top coat of paint, but the primer did not budge! Very good stuff.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Rock solid

                                  By Kid Hammer

                                  from New Hampshire

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Dry

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about TotalBoat Topside Primer:

                                      Pretty impressed so far with this new JD Primer. It went on thick and dried fast. I only put on one coat -- sanded that down and put two coats of the Wet Edge over that. Looks great and couldnt have been easier.

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