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Product Details

TotalBoat Wood Sealer fills and seals wood grain to create a level surface for more consistent finishes. This clear, wood conditioner prevents varnish from being absorbed into the wood, so finish coats build up faster. Use it to seal plywood and oily woods like teak to prevent finish cracking and checking.

Unlike other marine wood sealers, it features UV-inhibiting filters so finishes are protected right down to the wood. It's fast-drying formula doesn't require sanding between coats. TotalBoat Wood Sealer is compatible with all 1-part varnishes.

Info & Guides

NOTE: TotalBoat Wood Sealer is not a finish coating and should be overcoated with 1-part varnish to provide depth, higher gloss, and more complete UV protection. Do not apply 2-part varnishes, 2-part polyurethane paints, or 2-part epoxies over TotalBoat Wood Sealer.


APPLICATION AND USE

Surface Preparation

Bare wood should be clean, dry, and free of grease, oil, or other contaminants. Sand the surface with 220-grit sandpaper in the direction of the grain until completely smooth. Use a vacuum to remove any sanding residue, wipe the surface clean with a lint-free rag dampened with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep, and follow immediately by wiping with a clean, dry, lint-free rag.

Application

Before use, stir well—do not shake. TotalBoat Wood Sealer can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed. Apply 2-3 coats, as directed. Oil hardwoods like teak should require only 2 coats, while plywood or porous wood may require 3 coats.

Thinning should not be required, but if desired, use TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 for brushing/rolling applications, and TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101 for spray applications.

Technical Information

Specifications

  • Color: Clear
  • Finish/Sheen: Gloss
  • Usage: Above the waterline; for interior and exterior use
  • Thinning (Brushing/Rolling): If thinning is needed, add 5-10% TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 to promote the best flow, self-leveling, and working time for Wood Sealer.
  • Thinning (Spraying): TotalBoat Wood Sealer may not require thinning for all spray applications, however, 10-25% TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101 can be added to promote better application properties.
  • Minumum Overcoat Time: 1 hour @ 80°F; 3 hours @ 65°F, or 8 hours @ 50°F
  • Maximum Overcoat Window Without Sanding: 48 hours
  • Minimum Time Before Overcoating with Varnish: 24 hours
  • Cleanup: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
  • Number of Coats: 2-3 (varies based on the porosity of the wood)
  • Coverage: 250-400 sq. ft. per gallon @ 3 mils WFT (varies by porosity)
  • Compare to: Interlux Interprime Wood Sealer Clear 1026 and Pettit 2018 EZ Wood Sealer (formerly Old Salem)

Reviews for TotalBoat Wood Sealer Varnish Primer

10 of 42 Reviews

June 18, 2022

First use a success
By Captain Gare Bear from Longmont, CO

I just tried this out on a canoe paddle project. It was the first time I have used this wood sealer. Many wood sealers state that they are for indoor use. Obviously, needed one designed for both. I got excellent results with polyurethane finish coat.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 14, 2022

I would purchase again
By Daniel from Fort Loudon PA

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Seemed to make a very good undercoat

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 15, 2022

Front door project
By Lizzo from Murphy, NC

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The product was easy to apply the a brush and dried quickly.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 21, 2022

Dries fast
By Jim from Annapolis

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I have finally found a fast drying wood sealer that dries hard and raises the grain of the wood for the initial sealing and sanding before top coating either with varnish or paint. Very happy with this product.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 4, 2022

I would buy this product again!
By Lady Lapstrake from Lake Ronkonkoma

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Easy to use and performed as expected!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 13, 2022

I have not used this product yet
By Eric Mitchell from Sacramento

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However I expect it to be excellent just as every other total boat product I have used. I have had my 1965 CC constellation for 9 years now so my experience with total boat stuff is starting to be extensive. I am pleased with everything about these products from the quality to the speed they are shipped. I go to to Total Boat first now to find what I need

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 22, 2021

This worked great as a primer, very easy to use and it dries
By BTB from Hartland, WI

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I used the product on some outdoor nativity figures I carved out of wood.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 12, 2021

We really like this product. Shows what the finished produc.
By Marty from White Rocks Marina. Pasadena Maryland

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Have bought more to finish our project.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 9, 2021

Works well
By bikestop from Coldwater, Ohio

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Need to sell in larger size. Ended up purchasing an additional 3 quarts due to I was coating cedar which readily absorbed it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 13, 2021

Yes. I will use this product again
By Art from Smith Mountain Lake Virginia

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I used this as a base coat sealer after staining and under Total Boat Lust Varnish. Works great and very forgiving. Dries fast for easy re-coat. It colors the wood a little but not objectionable.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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