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  • TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint

    TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint

    TotalBoat Wet Edge is a single part, high-gloss polyurethane topside paint with high gloss and...

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    Price: $16.00 to $82.99
  • Quantum 99 Polyurethane Topcoat Base Gallon Jug

    Quantum 99 Polyurethane Topcoat Base

    Base component of the Quantum 99 2-part polyurethane topside system, a finish with unrivaled...

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    Price: $81.00 to $250.00
  • Interlux Brightside Polyurethane

    Interlux Brightside Polyurethane

    Interlux Brightside Polyurethane is the most technically advanced one-part polyurethane available....

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    Price: $35.99 to $94.99
  • Pettit EZ-Poxy formerly Easypoxy Topside Paint

    Pettit EZ Poxy Topside Boat Paint

    Pettit EZ-Poxy high-gloss, one part polyurethane topside paint from the marine paint experts....

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    Price: $35.99 to $91.99
  • KiwiGrip Non-Skid

    KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating

    KiwiGrip non-skid deck coating won't wear away. Apply with rollers for a long lasting high traction...

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    Price: $43.99 to $147.99
  • Interlux Perfection Two Part Polyurethane Gloss Finish Paint

    Interlux Perfection Two Part Polyurethane

    Perfection paint by Interlux is a two-part polyurethane which replaces the Interthane line....

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    Price: $71.99 to $129.99
  • TotalBoat TotalTread Non Skid Deck Paint

    TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint

    TotalTread is a ready-mixed, slip-resistant polyurethane non-skid deck paint with unique propyltex...

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    Price: $29.99 to $79.99
  • Sheffield Super Bright Gold Metallic Paint

    Sheffield Super Bright Gold Metallic Paint

    Sheffield Gold Enamel is designed for fine finishing wherever the richness and beauty of gold is des...

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    Price: $31.99 to $61.99
  • Epifanes Yacht Enamel

    Epifanes Yacht Enamel

    Epifanes Yacht Enamel Topside Paint is an enamel with mirror-like gloss, color retention and color...

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    Price: $46.99 to $249.99
  • TotalBoat TotalBilge Protective Epoxy Bilge Paint

    TotalBoat TotalBilge Epoxy Bilge Paint

    TotalBilge is a one-part epoxy-based bilge paint specifically formulated to protect bilge,...

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    Price: $24.99 to $64.99
  • Awlgrip Polyester Urethane Topcoat paint Quart

    Awlgrip Polyester Urethane Topcoat Base Quart

    Quart sizes of Awlgrip paint will provide a durable high gloss finish to wood, fiberglass, aluminum...

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    Price: $49.99 to $147.99
  • Epifanes Monourethane Paint

    Epifanes Monourethane One-Component Paint

    Epifanes monourethane one-part topcoat boat paint is an easy to apply coating that yields great...

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    Price: $39.99
  • Interlux Bilgekote Paint

    Interlux Bilgekote

    Interlux Bilgekote is a bilge paint that's fast drying and a durable coating designed for bilge...

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    Price: $27.99 to $70.99
  • Kirby Topside Marine Paints

    Kirby Topside Paints - Standard Colors

    George Kirby Jr. Paint Company, makers of marine paint for over 150 years, offer a variety of...

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    Price: $29.00 to $38.86
  • TotalBoat TotalGold Gold Metallic Paint Pint Size

    TotalBoat TotalGold Paint

    TotalGold is a 1 part, oil alkyd-based, gold metallic paint ideal for boat lettering, painting cove...

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    Price: $26.99 to $49.99
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Boat Topside Paint

Topside paint refers to the finish applied on a boat's upper hull and deck areas and always above the waterline. Topside painting is done above the waterline to protect your boat from the sea, sun, and sand. Prolonged sun exposure deteriorates wood and even fiberglass. There are essentially 3 kinds of topside coating: Two part polyurethanes, one part polyurethanes, and enamel paints. Each type of paint has advantages and disadvantages. Deciding which is 'right' for your application depends on your boat's construction and your expectations.

In general, enamels are best on traditional wood boats. As wood swells and contracts, the soft enamel coating flexes with it. However, enamels are not as durable and need an annual maintenance coat. The good news? Soft paint makes it easier to touch up scratches and dings, making maintenance easy. Many enamels are self-leveling, making application a breeze (with a quality brush). Fumes are inert, so these paints can be applied indoors.

One part paints (monourethanes and single part polyurethanes) produce a gloss sheen that is harder than enamel but not quite as durable as two part paints. They are the perfect balance of easy application and hard finish.

Two part polyurethanes yield the most durable, scratch resistant finish. The hardness means it is not flexible, and will crack if not applied to rigid substrate like fiberglass. Polyurethanes produce a high gloss that most closely resembles a factory gelcoat finish. Popular finish coat over tired, crazed fiberglass gelcoat that has first been properly primed with 2-part epoxy primer. Polyurethanes produce a much thinner, almost watery coating compared to enamels, thus require several applications. Best finishes are achieved by roller tipping and spraying. Mix ratios are critical, and produce more wasted paint from unused catalyzed discards. This makes the cost of materials higher.

But only two part polyurethane topsides yield the highest gloss and most durable finish that may hold up as much as five years. Scratch and ding repairs to polyurethanes are visible. Make sure to only apply in well ventilated areas and wear a vapor respirator.

While Non-skid coatings are grouped under topside paints, they are not used on hulls and generally are applied only on decks and other areas where traction is a consideration.

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