TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint
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TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint

TotalBoat Wet Edge is a one-part, high gloss polyurethane topside finish. This thick, rich topside paint is easy to apply and has excellent coverage characteristics. Advanced UV stabilizers ensure high gloss and color retention. Choose from 20 popular colors in quarts or gallons.

Wet Edge is easy to clean, resists staining, & has incredible abrasion resistance. Our unique urethane formula provides superior adhesion and flexibility, allowing the natural expansion and contraction of your boat's hull without causing the finish to lift or crack. Elasticity provides longer life and increased durability over leading marine one-part enamels.

Brush or spray on fiberglass, wood, or previously painted surfaces above the waterline. For best results, prepare surfaces with TotalBoat Topside Primer.

Select colors are now available in pints, perfect for boot stripes.

 
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Included with every Quart of Wet Edge is a free quick-start kit. You'll receive a pair of latex gloves, 2 ten inch wooden stir sticks, and 2 plastic paint pots.

Note: For best results, we recommend using mineral spirits as a brushing thinner, and Xylene (Xylol) as a spraying reducer.

 

  • High Gloss one-part topside finish
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Fortified with advanced UV stabilizers
  • Range of bright, crisp colors

FREE QUICK-START KIT INCLUDED:

  • (1pr) Large latex gloves
  • (2ea) Wooden Stir Sticks, 10"
  • (2ea) Plastic Mixing Pots

 

BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Polyurethane
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint
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TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (33)
  • Easy to clean (13)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Ergonomic grip (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (25)
    • Small areas (17)
    • Detailed work (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (29), Casual do-it-yourselfer (12), Beginner (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Really terrific paint for the price

    I was skeptical that a paint this cheap would not give me a good finish. It didn't. It gave me a superior finish. I had watched a video online of a guy that...Read complete review

    I was skeptical that a paint this cheap would not give me a good finish. It didn't. It gave me a superior finish. I had watched a video online of a guy that restores wooden boats painting his own and decided to try it his way. I was going to roll and tip but decided to just brush it on. I thinned the paint until it would run off of a paint stick for 6-8 seconds with 333 brushing solvent. Work in 2-3 sq' patches using a X stroke, then brush horizontally and tip off vertically with the same 3" synthetic brush and WOW!
    Folks passing buy asked me if I had sprayed it. The paint spread and flowed out nicely and dried to a hard finish. Sanded with 220 grit and second coated same way. I goofed up one section by painting in direct sunshine and got some runs. Work quickly but don't rush. I've had so many people tell me that the boat looks beautiful. All this at half the price of the "other" stuff.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Never using 1-part paint again....

    Had a marginal experience with Interlux Brightside about 10 years ago and swore I would never use one-part poly topside paint again. Saw the great reviews for this product and decided to try it;...Read complete review

    Had a marginal experience with Interlux Brightside about 10 years ago and swore I would never use one-part poly topside paint again. Saw the great reviews for this product and decided to try it; unfortunately, it was a mistake. I have used Awlgrip, Interlux Perfection, and Epifanes two-part poly; all are great products. With the one-part products, either you don't thin it and it doesn't flow well, or you thin it and it doesn't dry or cover well. I used a bit too much Interlux 333 thinner on my first coat and it was disastrous. I added a little at a time until I felt it was flowing adequately; but the paint sagged and took a week to dry. Don't be scared of two-part paints, they are worth the extra money anytime and are easier to use and result in a more durable and nicer looking product. Not sure if I got a skunk quart, but I could not get this stuff to work for me AT ALL. Really wishing I went with two-part paint but I learned my lesson again.

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    5.0

    Great paint, better value

    By DCH

    from Boston area

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

      This is a great paint, and you can't beat the price. We have used a couple of the colors, and it is really hard to beat. One coat of primer, to coats of Wet Edge and you just can't beat the final result.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy Application - Great Finish

      By Chas

      from Goodyear, AZ

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cleans Up With Mineral Sp
      • Easy application
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Low Odor

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

      I am restoring a 1966 Boston Whaler Sakonett. The interior was filthy and the gel coat in poor condition and highly oxidized. Tried the buffing route but not happy. I was leery about using 2 part epoxy paints and settled on TotalBoat Wet Edge Top Coat in Boston Whaler Blue. Like any paint job, the prep is critical to the final appearance. After extensive cleaning, degreasing, filling holes and gouges and a final sanding with 180 grit I primed with TotalBoat high solids primer (also a one part product). I used a dense foam roller to apply the primer. Great product! Sanded with 220 grit and applied the top coat. I used the same dense foam rollers and tipped lightly with several inexpensive (throw away) brushes as I went along. I used around 1 and 1/4 quarts on the first coat. I will be applying a second coat. TotalBoat Wet Edge is simple, fast, covers well and EASY to apply. Dries very glossy, hard and within 12-15 hours at 70 degrees and 20% humidity at the time. GREAT PAINT at a very fair price point.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Totally good

      By Magnus the Grand

      from Western, NY.

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cost effective

      Cons

      • Streeky - Bubbles

      Best Uses

      • Topsides -inside

      Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

      This is an easy to apply paint that looks good and is economical.Good color selection except no brown colors at the time of purchase, but may be available now. Applys well with the exception of a lot of little bubbles that seem to appear from rolling only and may be the result of cheep rollers. They are easily rubbed out with a scotch pad.But it dosen't seem to occur on a second coat for some reason.

       
      5.0

      Great paint!

      By The Kid

      from Carrollton GA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Excellent Leveling
      • Goes On Easily With Brush
      • Nice Glossy Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

        I used the TotalBoat Wet
        Edge Topside Paint over gray Topside primer over West Systems Epoxy. The primer and paint went on without a hitch. I followed the directions and applied two coats of primer and sanded after each coat. I then applied two coats of the Topside paint using a brush for the first coat and foam pads for the second coat. The resulting finish is glossy and smooth as glass! I will use this paint again!

         
        5.0

        Use it with a primer!

        By John the Boatbuilder

        from Texas

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

            It needs to be thinned or it will take much longer than the recommended 16 hours to dry before sanding. The directions say it can be applied directly to fiberglass. It can, but the use of a primer really makes it cover better.

            I have tried applying both by the roll and tip method and by spaying. I was unhappy with my results for both methods until I sanded and buffed the results mainly due to my lack of skills. I looked for information on sanding and buffing the final coat and could not find any. Started out with 320 and finished with some 600. Power buffer with a 6000 grit polishing compound. I tired it because I figured I had nothing to lose. Wow was I happy with the results!

             
            5.0

            GREAT PRODUCTS at a GREAT PRICE!

            By Quitchorbitchin Sailing.

            from Wayne, NJ

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

              I had a friend recommend these products from this company, I am certainly not disappointed. We were restoring a small sailboat and needed the paint and other products to do it right and make it last. We were so happy with these items and feel that we will be able to enjoy the boat for years to come with minimal maintenance. Thanks to all the folks who gave us the information that we needed to make an informed decision about the products and for the effectiveness of the products and the easy application. Good Times.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Total Boat Topside Paint

              By Davo

              from Spring Valley Lake, Ca.

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Detailed Work
                • Large Areas
                • Small Areas

                Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                Total boat Wet Edge Topside Paint is just as easy to use as the Interlux products. It flows nicely with the roll and tip method that I used. I highly recommend this Wet Edge product. Also it covers very well. Only needed one coat, Although I will touch it up with 300 grit sandpaper and give the interior of my Boston Whaler another coat.One quart of Total Boat Wet Edge Topside Paint is all I will need for my 13 ft Boston Whaler. Also because I'm painting a fiberglass boat, there is no need for primer

                 
                4.0

                Solid performance at a great price

                By John in SF

                from San Francisco

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • High Gloss
                • Levels well

                Cons

                • Needs To Be Thinned A Lot

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas
                • Topsides

                Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                I used Total Boat Wet Edge Topsides paint to paint all of the deck and cabin on my 35' sailboat. I did the whole job with a brush, due to the many deck fixtures that needed to be masked and painted around. It took me a while to figure out how much to thin the paint. It needs to be thinned quite a lot. Almost to the point where it runs on a vertical surface. Once I got the thinning routine right, the paint went on well, kept a wet edge, covered reasonably well. Having said that, at least two coats are needed for complete coverage.

                I like it that the paint is thinned by and cleaned up with Mineral Spirits instead of some proprietary magic juice.

                I had much better results applying the paint over properly prepped fiberglass than I did over the Total Boat Primer. (Which I do not recommend using for this type of project.)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Stephen do it yourself

                from Fort Lee

                About Me Beginner

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                  Just got the final coat on today, so far it looks great, easy to apply. this is my first boat repair but this product works great.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Hard to choose the color via computer.

                  By The Hib

                  from Wilmington, CA.

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Good Finish

                  Cons

                  • Few Color Choices

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                  I was unable to use the product and returning it was not an option. The color was completely different from what I chose online. I would not buy any paint for topsides again online without a color sample from the exact cann of paint I was buying.

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