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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-K Army Green Quart
TB-1785-K Earth Brown Quart
TB-1786-K Khaki Quart
TB-1787-K Black Quart
TB-1795-K White Quart
TB-1796-K Light Gray Quart
TB-0628-K Army Green Gallon
TB-0629-K Earth Brown Gallon
TB-0630-K Khaki Gallon
TB-0631-K Light Gray Gallon
TB-0632-K White Gallon
TB-0633-K Black Gallon
TB-0883-K Olive Drab Quart
TB-0884-K Flat Dark Earth Quart
TB-0885-K Olive Drab Gallon
TB-0886-K 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 39 Reviews

September 13, 2021

Good stuff
By Steve from Aumsville ,Oregon

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Two coats covered my 14' Valco hull after sealing seams and rivets with Gluvit. Looking terrific. Leans up easily

Looks sharp
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 30, 2021

Paint peeling
By Greg from Ontario canada

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Bought the topside paint and etching but paint is not sticking to aluminum boat

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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August 23, 2021

Great product, easy to use
By Old DIYer from Rochester, NY

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Two coats on an old aluminum fishing boat and it looks brand new

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 20, 2021

WOW, it comes out so professional
By Florida Boy from South Florida

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Not sure how the chemistry works but this stuff is amazing. It handles and works like a high quality latex house paint and cleans up with simple soap and water. After it dries really good for a few days its like powder coating. The finished product on aluminum is very durable and self leveling upon application. I rolled it on an aluminum boat with great results then decided to re-paint my aluminum clad pop up camper. Wow, it looks so professional. The sheen is a satin smooth wonder and the water resistance is so capable that I painted the previously waterproofed roof of the camper as well for a seamless monochromatic finish and appearance. EVERYONE askes at the camp sites what kind of pop up it is and who does the awesome subdued gray finish. So, in summation, this product is the real deal. Don't let the $100 bones a gallon deter you, its worth it.

pop up resto
pop up resto 2
john boat rescue
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 20, 2021

Worked out awesome
By Kiki from Wisconsin

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Wish I could send a picture

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 8, 2021

I would buy this again
By Dewman from Newberry Florida

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Easy to use

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 29, 2021

Product Met Expectations
By Larry from Burlington MA

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I used Aluminum Boat Topside Paint on aluminum pool coping that was 35 years old. The white finished has worn away in parts and was down to bare aluminum metal. I researched into how to paint this type of finish and found this product. I called technical support and they were very helpful. After a light sanding, I applied multiple coats of the product with a brush. It adhered very well. The product does not cover with one application. It took 4 full coats and some area 5 coats to finish the job. It came out beautiful like new.

Aluminum pool coping
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 14, 2021

Great paint
By Dslo from New Hope PA

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Used it to paint an aluminum flat bed trailer.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 9, 2021

Easiest paint job I have ever done.
By C from Huntsville, AL

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Bought this paint for a 16' deep V boat. Prepped the hull and rolled it while it was on the trailer. Touched up with a quality brush and you can not tell where the brush was used. Good paint, not the best but the price and the ease of rolling and brushing makes up for a few future touchups. Does not use hardener. So a nice solid clear coat should mitigate a lot of scuffing. Over all good paint, easy to apply and not too bad on the price.

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1993 Smokercraft new paint

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July 4, 2021

Painted 50 year old boat
By Edward Emmanual from Annapolis

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Followed the instructions and rolled and tip the hull of a 1971 Starcraft and the job came out great. Not quite like new, but certainly not a brush job. Paint levels out nicely and I ended up with a spray like finish. The paint is thin and required 3 coast to get the build I desired.


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