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TotalBoat TotalGold is a 1 part oil alkyd-based paint that boasts a brilliant metallic finish similar in appearance to gold leaf gilding. An excellent and economical alternative to prohibitively expensive real gold, TotalGold is ideal for boat lettering, painting cove stripes, signage, and decorative detail work.
TotalGold demonstrates superior UV and color stability in extensive testing, making it well suited for both indoor and outdoor applications. Apply by brush, roller, or spray on properly prepared fiberglass, brick, wood, aluminum, steel, and previously painted surfaces.
Bonus: Whether you choose pint or quart size, each order includes 2 stir sticks, and 2 paint pots.
|Application Method||Apply by brush, roller, or spray|
|Application Temperature||50 to 90 Degrees F|
|Application Humidity||0 to 90%|
|Number of Coats||1 to 2|
|Film Thickness (per Coat)||1-2 mils dry (3 mils wet)|
|Dry Time ''To Touch''||1-1/2 hours @ 90°F, 3 hours @ 70°F, 6 hours @ 50°F|
|Dry Time ''To Overcoat''||8 hours @ 90°F, 12 hours @ 70°F, 16 hours @ 50°F|
|Vehicle Type||Medium-Oil Alkyd|
|Finish Appearance||Satin (35-40°F)|
|Solids (+/- 2%)||49.80% by Weight, 35% by Volume|
|VOC Content||<524 g/L|
These demanding test conditions are intended to exceed real world durability requirements. At 3,000 hours of non-stop testing, TotalGold continued to show great color and UV stability with zero tarnishing.
Apply TotalGold over fiberglass, gelcoat, previously painted surfaces, primed steel, and wood. Do not use on aluminum without an etching primer such as TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Etch Wash followed by TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer.
TotalGold has a classic golden appearance, perhaps slightly more yellow than similar paints. All paints of this type have metal flakes that impact appearance. Applying two or three coats minimizes the appearance of streaking so common to gold paints.
Priming, Thinning, Cleanup, and Coverage Information
WARNING: This product can
expose you to chemicals including ethylbenzene and cumene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and n-methylpyrrolidone, which is known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
July 13, 2021
Was super easy to apply, looks great and I'm very happy I chose TotalBoat.
January 27, 2021
This product worked very well for finishing the details in our Masonic Lodge room. As I was going over royal blue paint it required two coats. I freehanded the paint with an artist brush and have been asked to "fix" the places that were spray painted. Once the temperature gets warm enough and the rain stops I will be doing the exterior lettering in gold. Very pleased with the results.
January 9, 2021
I used this to paint two rococo revival sofas. The metallic flake in the paint flows and settles perfectly and consistently resulting in a gorgeous finish. It dries fairly quickly for an oil based paint (can be handled 24 hours later) and is bulletproof after a few days.
November 24, 2020
We decided to spruce up our backyard with Total Boat gold paint and the V1RTUS glitter additive. The results are spectacular One tip, once you've added the glitter, use up the paint. If you wait a day before painting, the glitter gets absorbed.
September 16, 2020
The consistency was great and the gold was perfect and showed up with no border necessary
September 3, 2020
Painted letters over red lacquer and sprayed clear lacquer over all. Gold applied well, three coats.
November 1, 2019
I used this gold paint to paint the trim around my front door. I mixed the paint and didn't have any lumps. It seems thin in cold temp but thicker in warm temp. I applied three coats with sanding in between. I sanded the last coat which dulled the gold but I wanted to polyurethane over it to protect the finish. Over all I'm happy with the outcome. If I had to do it over I would not have sanded the last coat.
June 7, 2019
Used this to paint cove stripe on boat. Paint applied easily. Kept the paint stirred throughout and applied three coats. Paint covered nicely and final effect looks good. Scuff Sanded between coats with scotchbrite pad. Had no problems using the paint. The color and brightness looks good. Did not give it five stars only because I don't know how it will hold up yet.
May 28, 2019
I love this stuff for boot topping stripes. I have used it on several boats, including the Ranger 22 that I am restoring now. I thought I read somewhere that it could be coated with a coat of varnish. So I laid down a coat of Total Gold, sanded, another coat, sanded, a THIRD coat of Total Gold.. So after that had dried it still had that flat finish, so I grabbed the Captain's Varnish and gave it a quick coat. WOW! That's all I can say. Do it.... I'll keep you posted on how it tolerates the funk/slime that collects on Lake Norman, NC, but for the moment it is just WOW.
August 22, 2018
Although it is nice to have a one part gold paint to repaint the boat name, I found that this paint could use more gold flakes. I stirred it for a long time because when I first opened the can, the gold was a big lump on the bottom. I then tried it on a test surface and it appeared to flow well and level beautifully, however each brush stroke showed when looked at from another angle, because there was insufficient gold in the amount of carrier/solvent. A week or so later when I actually painted the boat name, I again stirred for a REALLY long time. The gold had again collected on the bottom, but not as solidly as before. Still, I could see that it might not cover in one coat because I could see the way the gold floated in the carrier. This time, I used a larger brush size so that there would be fewer brush strokes to show. This was helpful, although one had to be very careful to stir the paint well *every time* the brush was dipped anew. For the job, I dispensed a small amount into a cup and because the day was quite warm, the solvent started to evaporate a bit and the letters covered better as I went on. The first letters painted needed touching up with a second coat in places, the letters painted later after some solvent evaporated came out much better. I cannot comment on the durability of the paint because this is the first time I have used it. From two feet away, the painted name looks great! It would have looked even better if I had been painting the name on with the boat on the hard instead of sitting in the dinghy tied alongside! ;-) 12 inches away, you can see the problems one has with a slightly larger brush than desired at corners and points, but overall it came out well.
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