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Product Details

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.

Tech Specs
Components One
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
Flash Point 104°F
Info & Guides
Compare TotalBoat TotalGold Gold Metallic Paint to Sheffield Super Bright or any other gold enamel. In controlled chamber testing, TotalGold was continuously exposed to 12 hours of intense UV light, followed by 12 hrs of 100% humidity. Testing ran for over 3,000 hours!

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.

Technical Information

Features:

  • Creates a brilliant metallic finish similar in appearance to golf leaf gilding.
  • A great choice for boat lettering, signage, and painting cove stripes.
  • Suitable for both interior and exterior use.
  • Easy to apply by brush, roller, or spray.
  • Brush or roll on right out of the can at temperatures between 50°F and 90°F.
  • Compare to Sheffield Super Bright Gold Paint.

Priming, Thinning, Cleanup, and Coverage Information

  • Thinner (Brush/Roller Application): If needed, thin 5-10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
  • Thinner (Spray Application): TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100; thinning percentage varies by sprayer type and conditions, typically from 5-20%
  • Primer (Fiberglass): TotalBoat Topside Primer
  • Primer (Steel): TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer
  • Etch Wash & Primer (Aluminum): TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Etch Wash and TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer
  • Cleanup: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
  • Coverage: 40-50 sq. ft. per pint @ 2 mils dry film thickness; 80-100 sq. ft. per quart @ 2 mils dry film thickness

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

Reviews for TotalBoat TotalGold Gold Metallic Paint

10 of 18 Reviews

December 6, 2021

Paint is great
By Becky from Galveston, TX

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I've been working on a mural for over a month and have been using this paint for decorative details. While I am giving this 5 stars for the quality of the paint in the Qt I've used, I still have not received this second quart and am slightly disappointed as it totally delays the timeline of completion. I was supposed to receive this order by last Friday and the lift I'm using is to be picked up today which means I'm going to have to rent another lift and get another permit from the city to use said lift. While super disappointed I have yet to receive the paint, it is great quality with a wonderful golden luster.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 3, 2021

Did I Buy the Same Product?
By JW Gears from Grafton, Wi.

I have read all the reviews by verified users and I'm a little surprised. I bought Total Gold to use as coves on my Chaparral 2330 Bowrider. I applied this with a Binks Spray gun over Total Boat Primer. The paint went on well and dried evenly. I allowed 7 days for the paint to dry completely and took the boat out for a day on the water. These are fresh water lakes and we had a great time until I put the boat on the trailer. The Total Gold was water spotted and had dark stain marks that had to be sanded out. I would have been better off using a single stage polyurethane gold paint. The Jamestown Distributor paint advisor suggested I cover the Total Gold with their Halcyon Varnish and that worked well after extensive sanding to remove the stain marks in the paint. I asked Jamestown Distributor management to look into other gold and silver paints.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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November 1, 2021

Great product, would by again
By Art guy from St. Louis

Verified Purchase

This was used on outdoor iron work and is standing up well. Great bright gold metallic color.

Iron works
Table
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 13, 2021

Gold paint awesomeness
By Tim from Sausalito, ca

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Was super easy to apply, looks great and I'm very happy I chose TotalBoat.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 27, 2021

Masonic Lodge Detail
By WB Franklyn Gallup from Centralia, WA

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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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 9, 2021

Ideal for furniture
By Pocket Jon from Bethlehem, PA

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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.

Gilt & antiqued carving
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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November 24, 2020

Fantastic
By Goddess from San Diego

Verified Purchase

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 16, 2020

Perfect for painting the name on our boat
By Sarah from New Orleans

Verified Purchase

The consistency was great and the gold was perfect and showed up with no border necessary

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 3, 2020

Looks great on my sign
By Rick from Wisconsin

Verified Purchase

Painted letters over red lacquer and sprayed clear lacquer over all. Gold applied well, three coats.

Photo before clear coat
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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November 1, 2019

I would buy this again
By Big John from Ct

Verified Purchase

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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