Product Details

TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Topside Paint makes it easy to get a good-looking, low-sheen, corrosion-resistant topside finish on aluminum & galvanized metal boats used in fresh or saltwater. Unique polyurethane formula saves time because you don't need to prime first. It dries fast for a durable finish that resists chemical damage, scratching, peeling & fading.

Best of all, this low-odor, chromate-free paint cleans up easily with soap & water. It's perfect for aluminum duck boats, jon boats, bass boats, pontoon boats & canoes.

Available in Quarts and Gallons, in your choice of Army Green, Olive Drab, Earth Brown, Flat Dark Earth, Khaki, Black, White & Light Gray colors. Colors can even be combined to create a custom camouflage appearance.

Tech Specs
Item Number Color Size
TB-1784 Army Green Quart
TB-1785 Earth Brown Quart
TB-1786 Khaki Quart
TB-1787 Black Quart
TB-1795 White Quart
TB-1796 Light Gray Quart
TB-0628 Army Green Gallon
TB-0629 Earth Brown Gallon
TB-0630 Khaki Gallon
TB-0631 Light Gray Gallon
TB-0632 White Gallon
TB-0633 Black Gallon
TB-0883 Olive Drab Quart
TB-0884 Flat Dark Earth Quart
TB-0885 Olive Drab Gallon
TB-0886 Flat Dark Earth Gallon
Application Information
Application Temperature 50-90°F
Application Methods Brush, Roller, Spray equipment
Thinner/Reducer Water (up to 20% maximum)
Cleanup Clean up with soap and water before product has cured
Number of Coats 2-3
Dry Time to Overcoat 1 hour @ 72°F
Recoat Without Sanding Up to 12 hours after previous coat
Dry Time Before Use 48 hours minimum
Coverage (Quart) 80-100 sq ft
Coverage (Gallon) 320-400 sq ft
Technical Specifications TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint
Finish Low sheen
VOC Content Less than 75 g/L
Storage Store locked up. KEEP FROM FREEZING.
Info & Guides
Note: While TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Topside Paint can be used above or below the waterline, it contains no antifouling properties. We recommend TotalBoat AlumiPaint AF antifouling bottom paint for maximum protection against barnacles, shellfish, slime, and weeds.

Do I Need to Etch & Prime First?

It's no secret that it's hard to get paint to stick to aluminum. Success usually involves sanding, etching, and applying a toxic chromate primer.

With TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint, etching is optional and may improve adhesion, but what's most important is that this unique paint is designed to be applied directly to shiny, bare aluminum. It has an advanced, polyurethane formula that makes it bond strongly and durably without etching and priming first. It's also more environmentally friendly because it's chromate-free, with an extremely low VOC content and almost no odor.

The surface prep is actually fast and easy for bare aluminum in good condition—just clean thoroughly to remove any dirt, oil, grease or contaminants, then dry completely. If the bare aluminum has a dull, oxidized look, use 220-grit to sand until shiny, remove sanding residue, wipe with denatured alcohol or use TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Etch Wash as directed, and allow to dry completely before immediately applying TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint.

Technical Information

TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint Features

  • Low-sheen finish greatly improves the look of aluminum & galvanized metal boats.
  • Wide range of colors and shades are ideal for camouflaging your boat or blind.
  • Adheres strongly to properly prepared substrates. No primer needed.
  • Prevents corrosion and oxidation.
  • One-part formula is easy to apply by brush, roller, or spraying.
  • Resists UV damage, chemicals, & abrasion.
  • No peeling, chipping, or fading.
  • Great self-leveling properties for a smooth, attractive finish.
  • Eco-friendly formula is chromate free with an extremely low VOC content and almost no odor.
  • Easy soap & water cleanup.
  • Ideal for aluminum canoes, dinghies, duck boats, jon boats, pontoon boats, trailers, blinds, spars, railings, and much more.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Please read the product safety data sheet and technical data sheet before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, and face protection. Use personal protective equipment, as required. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

DISPOSAL

Dispose of contents and container to an approved waste disposal plant. Dispose of contents and container in accordance with local, regional, national, and international regulations.

WARNING: These products contain chemicals including n-methylpyrrolidone, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm, and titanium dioxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Reviews for TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Topside Paint

10 of 58 Reviews

September 13, 2022

Very nice finish, covers very well with two coats
By Bacchus from Montreal, Canada

Verified Purchase

Works well with regular 10 mm roller but NOT with foam roller

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 8, 2022

Looks Like a Factory Finish
By Bob L from Cape Cod

I have used Total Boat Aluminum Boat Paint on two projects so far and like the results. Both boats were older boats, a 12' vee hull and a 10' jon boat. On the advice of the Jamestown Distributor's help staff I used Total Boat Etch Wash after carefully and thoroughly removing all oxidation with wire brushing and sanding. The etch wash was recommended to improve adhesion because of the age of the boats. I am happy with the results. On the 12' boat I only painted the interior and it required two coats to cover well. I painted both the interior and exterior of the jon boat and that also required two brushed on coats. The finish looks like an original aluminum boat finish and that is what I like about the product best. If there were one improvement it would be better adhesion. The paint scuffs off easily under normal use. Touch ups remedy the problem and I will continue to use Total Boat Aluminum Boat Paint.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 7, 2022

Excellent product
By Nick from Canadensis PA

Verified Purchase

Very good coverage, durable, and looks great when dry

My 1966 Mirrocraft 12 ft V Hull
Looks like brand new
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 1, 2022

Very easy to apply and looks nice!
By Duke from Cullman, AL

Verified Purchase

I love that you can roll, brush or spray this paint. Its easy to apply and looks very nice. I have had minor scuffing bit that is to be expected over bare aluminum. Where I used the 2 part epoxy (the bottom) its rock solid. Can't ask for much more. 2nd boat I've painted with this product and I'll use it again.

16' jon came out nice
Paint looks nice and is pretty durable
16ft SC Pro Mag

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May 14, 2022

Very Disappointed
By Bob from Norhteast

I've been covering Navy gray with Total Boat light gray. Should be easy but after 2 coats it still isn't covering uniformly. The paint doesn't mix well, if you're painting over a darker color the base comes right through and in those areas where it does cover, the color is uneven. If you like doing things right and spend the time to do the proper prep, this pant will break your heart - it did mine.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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May 11, 2022

Excellent Coverage
By Nick88 from Minnesota

Verified Purchase

I applied this product using a hvlp sprayer over epoxy on my boat project. Product was thinned at 10% and it applied effortlessly with an outstanding finish. It's to early to grade durability but after only a couple of days the finish appears resistant to scratching. Three coats by sprayer seems to be the ticket.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 7, 2022

great paint
By T the handi guy from Waukesha, Wi

Verified Purchase

Used this paint to refinish the aluminum coping on my indoor pool. it did an awesome job! It took 2 coats to cover completely. My coping on the pool looks like new!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 26, 2022

Great finish
By Lee from Ohio

Verified Purchase

Applied with a paint roller on aluminum boat and it laid f do own like it was sprayed on. I'm very impressed with the product.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 19, 2022

I would use this product again
By Duck Destroyer from Middletown Pa

Verified Purchase

Used on my aluminum jon boat, paint went on easy and covered very well, got a gallon but could have easily got by with a quart because of the good coverage.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 7, 2022

Aluminum paint
By HCFCPA from South Carolina

Verified Purchase

I have an old Jon boat from the 50's which need a new look. This paint worked really well in my sprayer and leveled out nicely to give a smooth finish.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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