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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, Earth Brown, 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
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.
  • 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 29 Reviews

June 19, 2021

Great
By Smitty from Louisiana

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Went on easy looks like it was sprayed on but it was brushed

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 31, 2021

Good on aluminum
By Working man from Leesburg, Florida

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Going to take at least 3 coats. Lays down real flat with a roller. Looks good.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 25, 2021

So far so good
By SeaQuin from RI

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Great color. Needed at least 3 coats for my aluminum pontoon exterior.

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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 22, 2021

Color is not as grey as it is dirty white.
By MJT from Michigan

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Paint is nice, applies easy with HVLP gun, water base is handy. The color however is not what I would call light grey, more like a dirty white. If you want true light grey add some black to it perhaps?

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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February 14, 2021

Will buy again
By Me from Missouri

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Air sprayed it on a 18 foot cc Jon. Put 35 psi to the gun, air valve wide open, paint needle as wide open as I could get it. It went on well. 1.4 tip was as big as I had, a little bigger might have worked better. We used alcohol to wipe down before the first coat as recommended.


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January 12, 2021

Perfect
By CA F&G from Northern Ca

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Goes a long way I have a 14' aluminum that i painted and turned out great

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 3, 2020

good product
By oxrsc from West Columbia,TX

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worked great

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 21, 2020

BEST. PAINT. EVER!!
By CaptMike from Alabama

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We recently re-worked a 2001SeaArk aluminum boat and used this paint based on the reviews. I NEVER write reviews for anything, but, I had to for this paint. Everyone recommended 3 coats. Everyone said the first coat is kinda patchy. This is true. When you get to the third coat, I honestly think you could use wadded up paper towel and still have an incredible finish. This stuff paints on like butter. We used a combo of brush and rollers, depending on the area. There was not one brush or roller mark anywhere. The finished product was flawless!! We've had people stop us at the boat ramp and ask if our boat was brand new. It looks that good. We used the Army Green. It was lighter than the website shows ( a lot of customers complained about that) but we actually loved the lighter shade. I would highly recommend this paint to anyone. Make sure to follow the directions and you won't go wrong.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 27, 2020

Easy & Smooth
By cw from Marshville NC

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Well first time user & I have to say went on with brush and smooths itself out. So far so good

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 24, 2020

Applies nicely to aluminum boat
By Old man from Milwaukee, Wi

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Trying to resurrect a 60 year old aluminum boat. Surface prep as instructed. Paint and primer in one. Applies nicely. Thick, substantial paint. Dries fast. Applied with foam brush. On to fifth and final coat today. Now will just have to see about longevity. Did have one question. Customer service very friendly and helpful

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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