TotalBoat KeelHauler Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint provides proven, season-long protection against algae, barnacles and other hard and soft marine biofouling organisms. Its ablative formula releases KeelHauler's potent 38% copper load at a controlled rate throughout the season, minimizing paint build-up and reducing the need for sanding.
Compatible over most other antifouling paints, KeelHauler is ideal for fiberglass, steel, and wooden boats.
Available in gallon size, in your choice of Black or Blue. As a bonus, you'll receive a free roller & metal tray kit, free paint suit, maroon abrasive pad, latex gloves, 1 roll of masking tape, and 2 10"wooden stir sticks (a $10 value).
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Ablative properties prevent paint build-up so there's no heavy sanding needed next time you apply KeelHauler
Proven, full-season protection
Use: Seasonal New England boaters in moderate fouling areas; salt or brackish water
Fiberglass, wood, steel, and previously painted surfaces in good condition
38% cuprous oxide; zinc oxide
400 square feet/gallon @ 2mils DFT
Spray, brush, or 3/8-in. nap, solvent-safe roller
Apply only when air, paint, and substrate are between 50-90°
Surface Prep Wipe - Wood, Fiberglass, & Steel
TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Primer (Steel only)
TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & barrier coat
TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep or TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
1-2 coats within 2 weeks of launching, for best results
Dry Time Between Coats
Dry Time Final Coat
8-12 hours before launching the boat
General Application: For use on boats below the true waterline. Can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed on fiberglass, wood, steel and previously painted surfaces. Do not use on aluminum. Apply at least 2 coats for best performance, as the life of the paint is proportional to the number of coats applied.
Surface Preparation: Surface must always be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to painting. Failure to do so will lead to eventually blistering and/or peeling. All sanded surfaces must be wiped clean with Dewaxer to remove sanding residue.
New Fiberglass Hulls: Wipe down with Dewaxer as recommended to remove any mold release wax. Change rags frequently to assure complete removal of wax and mold release agent and contaminants. Sand surface thoroughly with 80 or 100-grit sandpaper. Wipe again with Dewaxer to remove sanding residue. Mask or tape any surfaces as needed and apply TotalBoat TotalProtect barrier coat/primer as directed for best adhesion and osmosis protection.
Bare Wood Hulls: Surface must be dry and clean. Make sure all seams are filled and smooth with seam compound. Sand surface with 80-grit sandpaper and wipe surface clean with a lint-free rag wetted with Dewaxer. Mask or tape any surfaces as needed.
Bare Steel Hulls: Sandblast hull until shiny. Wipe with Dewaxer to remove any sanding residue, mask and tape as needed, and immediately apply TotalBoat TotalProtect barrier coat/primer as directed on package.
Previously Painted Surfaces: Test a small area of the old paint for compatibility by sanding with 80-grit sandpaper or scraping any loose paint from the old surface and wipe clean with Dewaxer. Apply a small patch of KeelHauler in that spot to test compatibility with the old paint. If paint patch cracks or lifts, all the old paint must be removed using TotalBoat TotalStrip or heavy sanding. Then follow the prep information for New Fiberglass Hulls, above. If there are no problems with initial adhesion, sand and scrape the remaining surface thoroughly with 80-grit sandpaper and wipe clean with Dewaxer. Mask or tape any surfaces as needed.
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Copper AF Paint
Is this paint -- "TotalBoat KeelHauler Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint" compatible with Interlux ACT Fiberglass Bottomkote Boat Paint? thanks --Deborah
The paint was very thick and did not roll well and did not cover the 400sg ft per gallon. Next year I will go back to ACT.
Pretty in Blue
Just finished the second coat yesterday. Launch tomorrow. Product was easy to use and has a very nice finish. Jamestown sends a very comprehensive package for use. Excellent product from an excellent supplier.