The Quantum DIY Genius Bucket includes everything needed to paint your boat's hull. Imagine not having to buff, polish, and wax for 7-10 seasons. It's the industry's most advanced marine coating, with the highest gloss, gloss retention, and UV & stain resistance.
Kit includes Quantum 99 Topcoat, the proven DIY 2-part polyurethane paint system that outshines and outlasts paints applied by professionals with special equipment.
Get the same smooth, beautiful results with just a roller and no tipping, and the finish is even repairable. The time and money you spend every year sanding, buffing, polishing & waxing can now be spent on more leisurely pursuits, so make a bucket list and get to it.
Genius Buckets are available in Clear, Oyster White, Matterhorn White, Snow White, Cloud White, Sea Foam, Jade Mist Green, Flag Blue, Palmetto Pride, and Ice Blue colors.
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Safety is an important concern when prepping and painting a boat. Quantum Genius Bucket paint, activator, reducer, and surface cleaner require the use of proper personal protective gear, including a vapor respirator with organic vapor cartridges (not just an ordinary dust mask), eye protection, and gloves.
Color Note: When Rolling/Brushing dark colors such as Black Magic, Flag Blue, Carinthia Blue, Palmetto Pride, Aim High, Navy Blue, and Charleston Green we recommend applying a final topcoat of 99-BA1-Clear. The following day after final application of Topcoat Base color, sand with 220-320 grit sandpaper, clean and apply 1-2 coats of Clear.
We recommend applying a first coat of White prior to the color application for the following colors: Citrus Green, Federal Yellow, Lemon Yellow Sun, PCDC Orange, and Oohrah.
Genius Bucket Contents
2 Quarts of Quantum Base Color
1 Quart of Quantum Brushing Activator
1 Quart of Quantum Brushing Reducer
1 Quart of Quantum Surface Prep Cleaner
1 4-Pack of 6" high-density foam roller covers
1 6" roller frame
2 small plastic paint trays
2 high-quality 1" foam brushes
4 large latex gloves (2 pairs)
2 paint strainers
2 wooden stir sticks
2 scour pads
2 plastic mixing cups (pint size)
4 lint-free wiping rags
4 cleaning rags
1 pre-taped masking film (tape & drape)
1 5-gallon bucket
1 Genius Painter Instruction Sheet
Genius Bucket contains enough high-solids Quantum 99 Topcoat paint and supplies to paint a boat up to 26 ft. in length
Includes an instruction sheet with complete steps for achieving beautiful, long-lasting results
Primer not required, if painting over gelcoat in good condition
Use the Genius Bucket to prop up your paint tray while painting and to prop up your feet while you sit back and admire the spectacular finish
Quantum 99 Topcoat can be repaired with wet sanding, and has the highest gloss, longest gloss retention, and best UV, stain, and chemical resistance of any 2-part topside paint
Gloss, various colors
>92 @ 60°
DOI (Distinctness of Image)
>84 @ 20°
Volume Solids Admixed
52 +/- 2%
4 hours @ 72°F
Dry to Tape
7-9 hours @ 72°F, 50% relative humidity
Coverage @ 1 Mil
Coverage @ 3 Mils
<420 g/L (3.5 lbs/gal) - All Colors
2 parts base to 1 part activator
Above the waterline only
Use Quantum Adhesion Promoting Surface Treatment (sold separately) before application to ensure strong adhesion of this coating.
I am painting the topside of a Catalina 30. What do I do for the anti skid areas? Is this handled with a roller or a abrasive additive in the 2nd coat?
Hi Aaron, we sell non-skid additive that you can put in the paint. They have a fine and coarse grits, and if you want to flatten the sheen of the non-skid areas, they also sell a flattening paste to add to the paint. All of these products are available in the Quantum line.
JD Tech Associate
Will one Genius Bucket provide enough material for me to roller paint (Matterhorn White) the hull of my 1996 Macgregor 26X? Also, can I get reduced amounts of material in Black to do the black parts (stripe under the rub rail and cabin sides?
Yes, it should do a 26' hull above the waterline. You can buy additional paint in black separately.
JD Tech Team
How do I know how much to buy? I like the DIY Bucket idea, but how much surface will it cover? I have a 30' sport fishing boat. I am just doing the sides above the water line for now. It would be nice to put a coat on the top as well, but thought that maybe spray cans could do that.
It says it will do up to a 26' boat. In your case it depends on the square footage to be covered. The kit comes with 2 quarts of base color, 1 quart of brushing converter, and 1 quart of brushing reducer. That will be over 3 quarts of mixed paint which will do about 350 sq.ft. per coat. Measure your square footage and figure if it will be enough to do 2 coats.
JD Tech Team
I have a 24 ft grady white which will be going in salt water. do I need to bottom paint the boat if I use the quantum genius kits and if so I am assuming I paint over the genius paint after applied?will the bucket cover a 24ft boat
If the boat is going to stay in the water more than a day or two do not paint the bottom with a topside paint like this, use a bottom paint. It should do a 24' boat.
JD Tech Team
After using fairing system do you have to apply primer before Topcoat? If so which primer is recommended ? Also does the primer have to be sprayed on?
Yes it's best to prime over a fairing compound. The Quantum 45 primer is best.