Antifouling Survey Results

We asked customers to tell us which paint they used, and to rate its performance. We also asked questions about boat type, length, usage, storage, and geographic location. We turned the responses into an interactive map.

Explore the map to learn which paints people near you are using.
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2015 AF Paint Test Results

Explore the performance of different paints from 4 brands, across multiple environments and over a full season.

Through our work with RWU, we learned how fouling levels vary due to sunlight, current, and even proximity to other fouled substrates. There's more to it than any of us realized.
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Bottom Paint 101

Antifouling paints are applied to the bottom of boats to combat growth. They contain different types and amounts of biocides and other additives to prevent shell, slime, and weed fouling.

Learn how different types of leaching, solvent base, and biocide impact paint characteristics.
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What To Buy

There's a TotalBoat paint for every boat and budget. What was once a single product is now a comprehensive lineup. This has only been possible because so many people have made the switch.

Haven't tried it yet? This simple guide makes it easy to compare TotalBoat to other popular paints.
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More Resources

• Best Conditions for Applying Bottom Paint

• Bottom Paint Prep

• Prevent Blistering by Using A Barrier Coat Under AF Paint

• Copper vs Copper-Free Paint

• How to Prevent Aluminum and Pontoon Boat Corrosion

• Bottom Painting Tips

• Bottom Painting Equipment, Supplies, & Safety

• Solvent-Based vs Water-Based Paints

• Common Reasons for Antifouling Paint Failure

• Top Bottom Paint FAQs

  • TotalBoat Outdrive AF Antifouling Paint

    TotalBoat Outdrive AF Antifouling Paint

    TotalBoat Outdrive AF provides full-season, antifouling protection for outdrives, trim tabs,...

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    Price: $26.99 to $59.99
  • TotalBoat 2 Part Epoxy Primers

    TotalBoat 2 Part Epoxy Primers

    TotalBoat 2 Part Epoxy Primers provide excellent adhesion and corrosion protection. Use above or...

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    Price: $79.99 to $199.99
  • TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat System

    TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat System

    TotalProtect high-build marine epoxy primer is used as a barrier coat to prevent gelcoat blisters,...

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    Price: $31.99 to $82.99
  • TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint provides barnacle and growth protection for inflatable boats used...

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    Price: $49.99
  • TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat JD Select single-season ablative water-based antifouling bottom paint. Low VOCs,...

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    Price: $54.99 to $119.99
  • TotalBoat AlumiPaint AF

    TotalBoat AlumiPaint AF

    TotalBoat Alumipaint AF is a copper-free antifouling that combines Econea with a zinc biocide for...

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    Price: $64.99 to $169.99
  • TotalBoat Spartan High-Copper Ablative Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat Spartan High-Copper Ablative Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat Spartan is a 45% copper, multi-season antifouling bottom paint that provides excellent...

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    Price: $69.99 to $159.99
  • TotalBoat Krypton Copper Free Ablative Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat Krypton Copper Free Ablative Bottom Paint

    Krypton uses Econea to ward off barnacles and zebra mussels, and a unique zinc biocide to combat...

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    Price: $79.99 to $179.99
  • TotalBoat Underdog Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat Underdog Bottom Paint

    Underdog is a dependable, antifouling bottom paint designed to provide outstanding protection at a...

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    Price: $82.99
  • TotalBoat KeelHauler Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat KeelHauler Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint

    TotalBoat KeelHauler Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint provides proven season-long protection...

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    Price: $129.99
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