TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy
TotalBoat TotalBoat by Jamestown Distributors
  • TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy
  • TotalBoat Cold Weather Penetrating Epoxy
  • Injecting penetrating epoxy

TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits

TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy is a low-viscosity wood rot restoration and repair solution that seals deeper & cures stronger than industry-leading penetrating epoxies. It contains no VOCs and has no smell.

This 2:1 system is ideal for restoring rotten or damaged wood, or sealing new wood for lasting protection against humidity, salt, mold & mildew. TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy works by gluing cellulose (wood) fibers back together, sealing a porous wood surface from the inside out. Once cured, this epoxy is 100% waterproof.

Surfaces may be painted or varnished over after light sanding. TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy may be applied by brush, roller, or injected via syringe. Acetone can be mixed with the epoxy resin solution in equal volume to double the penetrating power.

Choose from Traditional or Cold Weather formulas in Pint, Quart, Half-Gallon, & Gallon sizes.

 
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Bonus: Each order includes 2 stir sticks, 2 QT paint pots, and 1 pair of latex gloves.

NO VOCS, NO SMELL.

Cleanup is easy. Wear latex gloves, wash off with soap and water. No solvents required.


TotalBoat Cold Weather Penetrating Epoxy is perfect for use during the colder seasons. Compared to our traditional TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy, our Cold Weather formula offers similar performance characteristics, but cures completely and reliably in cooler temperatures. Its tack-free properties also allow you to sand sooner.

WARNING: TotalBoat Cold Weather Penetrating Epoxy should not be used as a fast-cure epoxy in warmer temperature conditions because doing so can be unsafe and result in premature exotherm, brittleness, and improper curing.

Application Temperature Ranges:

  • Traditional formula - 65-90°F
  • Cold Weather formula - 40-65°F

Use For:

  • Sealing open wood pores
  • Glues wood fibers back together
  • Fungi & mildew protection
  • Rotten wood restoration

Traditional Formula and Cold Weather Formula Kit Volumes: Total Mix Ratio

  • Pint Kit: total mix ratio 1.5 Pints (1 pint resin, 1/2 pint hardener)
  • Quart Kit: total mix ratio 1.5 Quarts (1 quart resin, 1 pint hardener)
  • Half-Gallon Kit: total mix ratio .75 Gallons (1 half gallon resin, 1 quart hardener)
  • Gallon Kit: total mix ratio 1.5 Gallons (1 gallon resin, 1/2 gallon hardener)

 

PENETRATING EPOXY HANDLING PROPERTIES  VALUE  TEST METHOD 
Resin Density at 75°F, lbs/gal  9.3  ASTM D1475 
Hardener Density at 75°F, lbs/gal  8.0  ASTM D1475 
Resin Viscosity at 75°F, cP  100  ASTM D2196 
Hardener Viscosity at 75°F, cP  20  ASTM D2196 
Mix Ratio by Weight  100A:44B  Calculated 
Mix Ratio by Volume  2A:1B  Calculated 
Initial Mixed Viscosity at 75°F, cP  50  ASTM D2196 
Gel Time at 75°F, 150 gram mass, min  45-50  ASTM D2471 
Tack Free Time at 75°F, hrs  36-48  Calculated 
Application Temperature Range  65-90°F  -- 
COLD WEATHER PENETRATING EPOXY HANDLING PROPERTIES  VALUE  TEST METHOD 
Resin Density at 70°F, lbs/gal  9.5  ASTM D1475 
Hardener Density at 70°F, lbs/gal  8.9  ASTM D1475 
Resin Viscosity at 70°F, cP  360  ASTM D2196 
Hardener Viscosity at 70°F, cP  270  ASTM D2196 
Mix Ratio by Volume  2A to 1B  Calculated 
Mix Ratio by Weight  100A to 47B  Calculated 
Initial Mixed Viscosity at 70°F, cP  300  ASTM D2196 
Pot Life at 70"F, 150 gram mass, minutes  10-15  ASTM D2471 
Tack-Free Time at 70°F, hours  4-6  -- 
Full Cure at 70°F, days  -- 
Pot Life at 40°F, minutes  40-50  ASTM D2471 
Tack-Free Time at 40°F, hours  16-24  -- 
Full Cure at 40°F, days  -- 
Application Temperature Range  40-65°F (do not use above 70°F)  -- 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Epoxy
Number Of Parts: Two Part
Usage: Woodrot
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TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits
 
4.5

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Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Protects well (26)
  • Weather proof (23)
  • Visually pleasing (21)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (24)
  • Wood trim (22)
  • Indoor (12)
  • Quick fix (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (23), Casual/ recreational (12), Professional (7), Beginner (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice product covered wider gaps then thought

I needed to add some re-enforcement of the wood fibers to sit under a tung oil finish for outdoor Log furniture. The shipping and packing was great received two measuring cuts and gloves so...Read complete review

I needed to add some re-enforcement of the wood fibers to sit under a tung oil finish for outdoor Log furniture. The shipping and packing was great received two measuring cuts and gloves so excellent touch that don't see much of these days from China sea.

Seems pretty fool proof, did not experiment with mixtures just followed the video on the site. I was expecting a hardening fast and sticky but it was not, It had a good working time brushed on well. You can see it sinking into the wood and filling the cracks.

It went on darker than I was hoping for but expected as much. I was planning on using it on three full size log furniture benches and a small log furniture top. With the darken on the color I decided not to use it on the whole small table and the other three benches. But the top turned out awesome. Added light pine trim to accent the top. The tung oil finish over the expoxy and with just the one coat of finish it gave a clear glass finish that really popped.

Didn't use all the product as stated but as far as using it for open grained wood excellent and also would recommend its use if you want to make a table out of salvaged wood with defects as it enhances it and give one of the best bases I have seen for final finish as it did not seen to interfere and dried clear with no blushing or uneven drying.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value

I found that the provided mixing cup was too large to accurately get the right proportions. My first batch took way to long to cure. I switched to a smaller cup with more precise...Read complete review

I found that the provided mixing cup was too large to accurately get the right proportions. My first batch took way to long to cure. I switched to a smaller cup with more precise gradations with better luck.

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5.0

looks great. easy to follow instructions.

By sarge

from northern michigan

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looks great

 
5.0

all as advertised

By sarge

from northern michigan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

      time will tell.

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      5.0

      This is a terrific product - odorless and VERY easy to use.

      By Jerry

      from Coronado, CA

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Perfect for DRY ROT
      • Protects Well
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor
        • Quick Fix
        • Repairs DRY ROT
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

        This resin is very thin, like water, and I inject it into wood which has lost its structure due to termites, dry rot, etc. It saturates quickly, and cures overnight, creating an ideal base for applying thickened epoxy wherever voids need to be filled. The thickened epoxy cannot be absorbed into wood, and therefore no shrinkage occurs (surface remains flush).

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        5.0

        opoxy

        By Dundeal

        from North Carolina

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Protects Well

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Quick Fix

        Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

        Love this epoxy. Paint. Repair< Wood rotten. NO MORE.

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        5.0

        This epoxy is fantastic

        By Jerry

        from Coronado, CA

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Wood Trim

          Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

          Very easy to mix and use, ratio simply 2:1
          No odors, easy cleanup

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          5.0

          I would purchase again

          By Terry

          from Greensburg,Indiana

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

            I used it to penetrate and seal wood for a bench

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By Wolf

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Outdoor
              • Quick Fix
              • Wood Trim

              Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

              I used it as directed, mixed 2:1 and not thinned, on a transom I fabricated for a 14' aluminum boat. I prepped the birch plywood by sanding to 100 grit. Expecting good penetration and coverage, and not overly concerned with aesthetics, I did not bother to fill minor chips or dents. The epoxy produces a hard, flexible surface that is verifiably thick to the naked eye, and it seems to soak and plaster every bit of the wood, just as I wanted it to. It has little odor (even pleasant) and mixes and brushes very nicely. I applied the product at about 70'F (after warming the jugs in hot water for 15 mins) with some humidity. The first coat, which was applied too thickly, took about 48 hours to cure; the second thinner coat took about 24 hours. I will apply at least one more coat, and then will lightly sand and apply a marine-grade paint for UV protection.

              I did not intend an aesthetically pleasing clear coat, so the product is perfect for my needs. A woodworker wanting a pure clear varnish-type finish might find this leaves some bubbles and drips, or may have more talent and time than I to render a fine finish. To me, as a clear coat, it is not overly aesthetically pleasing, being kind of "syrupy" and heavy. However, one uses epoxy for its protection first, and this suits my needs ideally.

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              5.0

              Transom repair

              By Oli

              from Marquette Michigan

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • takes over a week to dry

              Best Uses

              • not sure

              Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

              no

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              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No, I would not buy again.

              By Captain Ed

              from Baltimore, Maryland

              About Me Advanced

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • No penetration

              Best Uses

              • Wood Trim

              Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

              I tried to order CPES and this product turned up in the search. I figured that I would give it a try. It is too thick to penetrate, even when I thinned it by 50% with acetone as recommended in the instructions. The product sits on top and has very little penetration. The CPES works much better, and I will find a new source to purchase that product. CPES gives excellent penetration and stabilizes the wood.

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              4.0

              I would buy and use again, but directions were a bit sparse.

              By Dave

              from Nebraska

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor
                • Wood Trim

                Comments about TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy Kits:

                Used product on white oak tiller I was refinishing. Instructions were a little inadequate. After using product, Off Center Harbor posted video on using and finishing penetrating epoxy. Wish I'd seen it before using product. Emphasis on applying epoxy very carefully to avoid unevenness leading to unnecessary sanding would have been helpful. Had called Jamestown and been advised to use chip brush. Wish I'd rolled and tipped per OCH. Overall, however, I'm still pleased with product and results.

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