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 12 colors in gallon and quart sizes.

Wet Edge is easy to clean, resists staining, and 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 steel anywhere above the waterline. For best results, prepare surfaces with TotalBoat Topside Primer. Wet Edge may be thinned with mineral spirits when brushing & spraying.

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Included with every order 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 and spraying thinner.

 

  • 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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (24)
  • Easy to clean (8)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (15)
    • Small areas (10)
    • Detailed work (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (21), Casual do-it-yourselfer (9), Beginner (3)

    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 product!!

    By Pilsner66

    from MILLBURY, MA

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

        Covered an old sunfish sailboat. Went on easy and evenly with a roller.

         
        4.0

        Paint was a good value

        By discles

        from Tolland, CT

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

          This paint was a lot cheaper than Interlux, which i have used for years. So far, I think the paint is every bit as good. The colors matched well and were easy to mix and apply. Time will tell if it holds up as well. I will buy this brand again.

           
          5.0

          Not just for boats!

          By JOHNMCD

          from BRYANT, AR

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer
          Midshipman

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

              I bought the TotalBoat Wet Edge paint to use on a pine Adirondack chair project. This paint really makes the chair stand out! The paint applies beautifully and once thoroughly dried is extremely durable. I applied the paint with a foam brush and in most cases got total coverage with one coat. An oil based primer coat was used with a bristle brush, next time I will either use a foam brush or spray the primer for a smoother brush stroke free finish. One note, the work time is short, just know that beforehand. The high gloss finish and ease of application is outstanding. The paint was shipped quickly and well packed.

               
              5.0

              Nice Paint!

              By Seaglass

              from NorthShore

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                    Good Stuff at a Great Price. I have this on 2 of my wooden boats; Gardner Skiff and Shellback. It has held up very well. Goes on really nice and gives a great finish, I cannot tell the difference from Interlux and its much more affordable. I applied with 4" short nap roller and tip thru with epifanes brush; comes out great. I used Sea Green on hull, Kingston Grey interior, added intergrip for deck areas. I have usually preferred traditional enamel paints; but honestly this paint has converted me to polyurethanes. Make sure you want a high gloss type of finish; this is very shiny paint!

                     
                    5.0

                    Every thing you could want in a paint.

                    By tcgoldwinger

                    from Fairfax, VA

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer
                    Ensign

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Even Paint Distribution
                    • Smooth And Blends Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                      This paint goes on extremely easy and lays down smoothly. I like that it dries fairly quickly as I don't have a paint booth, so the faster it can dry, the less flying things can stick to it. I am very glad to see this paint works so well as the cost is much better than other comparable paints.

                       
                      1.0

                      Stick with Brightside

                      By Bob the boat guy

                      from San Antonio Texas

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                      • Couple Bucks Cheaper

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Work With
                      • Thin

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                        I found this paint to be hard to work with. Sensitive to temp and humidity. Instructions on can are worthless. No real information, looks like a 5th grader wrote it. I tried everything, thinning, spraying, roll and tip, times and temp.
                        results are not consistent or predictable. Product is thin and does not build well.
                        I'll stick with Brightside.

                         
                        5.0

                        Wet Edge Is Great For Do-It-Yourself Guy

                        By The Twin Brother

                        from Chesapeake Bay

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Even Paint Distribution
                        • Great Covering
                        • No Complex Formulas
                        • No Mixing
                        • Roll On

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Diy Freeboard Painting

                          Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                          This is the first time I've ever painted a boat, much less a 40' sailboat with allot of freeboard. I got prices for getting the work done and that made me pause, then trying to get someone to even talk about getting around to it really irritated me. I did my research...read a great 2 part article from "Good Old Boat" and watched some really good videos from "Off Center Harbor." I also gleaned a whole lot good details from reading the reviews here on "Jamestown Distributors" and here I am, happy as a clam. Here are the most important details that I believe contributed to my success;
                          1. Surface preparation is 90% of the job. Sand, then sand again with a finer grade of sand paper until the job is SMOOTH. I used 120, 240 and between coats, 320.
                          2. Read the Tech Sheet and do not paint in direct sunlight. Temp range for working the product is between 70-85 degrees F. I painted the shady side in the morning and the temperature was 82 degrees. I waited until the sun came around and the other side was in the shade before I painted it.
                          3. If rolling, thin the paint w/ Mineral Spirits, 5-10%. I went straight to the 10% because of the temperature and added 1 ounce of mineral spirits about every 20 minutes...you can tell when the paint starts thickening because even though you are putting it on thin, you begin to fight paint lines that want to remain when you roll it on.
                          4. Think thin! Put the paint on thin and then roll it out even more after you think your roll is empty. I got really good coverage with 2 very thin coats. You roll it a whole lot, but but it works in and covers really well.
                          5. Rolling and tipping; we rolled with a 7" roller and tipped with a 7" roller. I did have a 3" roller that I used around and above the cove stripe. Two people actually did the painting. One rolled on initially and would work it in while the second person worked behind and worked out the bubbles and got the paint smooth. We kept the wet edge.
                          6. Timing is everything! The first roll out has lots of bubbles, After the first person works it in, let it set about a minute or so and then roll it 90 degrees from the first pass, the bubbles will reduce substantially but not all go away. Let it rest for another minute, or couple of minuted, but not too long, as you will be making the final rolls on your finished work 2 feet back...it's an ongoing process that is continuous until you finish. Don't make the mistake of going back too far to work the paint, make mental marks of where you had finished work.
                          7. SOUND! Someone else made this observation in another comment on this page...Thanks! As the paint begins covering uniformly, getting to the right thickness and progressing to the point where it doesn't need to be rolled any more, the sound changes. The pitch and volume of the roller sound going through the paint reduces and when you roll down that spot the final time and there is no sound...it is done and move forward to the next area to work.
                          8.Roller Pressure. Another important component mentioned previously on in reader comments. As you work the paint, reduce your pressure. Pressure actually works bubbles into the job. As the sound lessens, so should your roller pressure.
                          9. When it's done, it's done! Don't go back and fix a holiday. It just makes a bigger holiday.
                          10. Fine sand between coats. Repeat steps above and relax. This paint wants to smooth out and gives a nice finish!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product that is easy to use

                          By Pilsner66

                          from MILLBURY, MA

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer
                          Ensign

                          Pros

                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                              Painted an old sunfish sailboat and this product got it looking like new.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Quality, Great Price

                              By John-in-SF

                              from San Francisco

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Buyer
                              Ensign

                              Pros

                              • Even Paint Distribution
                              • Good coverage

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Deckwork

                              Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                              A great balance of quality and price. This is perfect for the typical old boat that needs maintenance, but isn't getting a major overhaul.

                               
                              4.0

                              looks real good so far

                              By STEPHENC

                              from BRANFORD , CT

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Buyer
                              Ensign

                              Pros

                              • Easy to apply
                              • Even Paint Distribution
                              • Feels Good To The Touch
                              • Looks Real Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Where Tread Is Missing

                                Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                                I had considered more expensive products to do the job of replacing the tread on my boat's deck. I was concerned about how the product would look and how difficult it would be to get a uniform pattern. I sanded my whole deck. I masked off the areas that would not get texture. I opened the can, stirred and applied with a small shaggy roller. You should apply in one direction and then go back over the whole thing in the other direction with long strokes,not stopping as you go over it. When I looked at the dried work, the next day, I found a couple of places on the edges that needed touching up. I did not need to apply a second coat to get the desired results.

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