TotalBoat Wood Sealer Varnish Primer
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TotalBoat Wood Sealer Varnish Primer

TotalBoat Wood Sealer fills and seals wood grain to create a level surface for more consistent finishes. This clear wood conditioner prevents varnish from being absorbed into the wood, so finish coats build up faster. Use it to seal plywood and oily woods like teak to prevent finish cracking and checking.

Unlike other marine wood sealers, it features UV-inhibiting filters so finishes are protected right down to the wood. It's fast-drying formula doesn't require sanding between coats. TotalBoat Wood Sealer is compatible with all 1 part varnishes.

Available in a Quart kit that includes 2 quart-size paint pots, 2 wooden stir sticks, 2 2" foam brushes, & a pair of latex gloves.

 
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Specifications

  • Color: Clear
  • Finish/Sheen: Gloss
  • Usage: Above the waterline; for interior and exterior use
  • Thinning: Not required, but if desired, use TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 for brush/roll applications, and xylene for spray applications
  • Minumum Overcoat Time: 1 hour @ 80°F; 3 hours @ 65°F, or 8 hours @ 50°F
  • Maximum Overcoat Window Without Sanding: 48 hours
  • Minimum Time Before Overcoating with Varnish: 24 hours
  • Cleanup: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or xylene
  • Number of Coats: 2-3 (varies based on the porosity of the wood)
  • Coverage: 250-400 sq. ft. per gallon @ 3 mils WFT (varies by porosity)
  • Compare to: Interlux Interprime Wood Sealer Clear 1026 and Pettit 2018 EZ Wood Sealer (formerly Old Salem)

 

NOTE: TotalBoat Wood Sealer is not a finish coating and should be overcoated with 1-part varnish to provide depth, higher gloss, and more complete UV protection. Do not apply 2-part varnishes, 2-part polyurethane paints, or 2-part epoxies over TotalBoat Wood Sealer.


APPLICATION AND USE

Surface Preparation

Bare wood should be clean, dry, and free of grease, oil, or other contaminants. Sand the surface with 220-grit sandpaper in the direction of the grain until completely smooth. Use a vacuum to remove any sanding residue, wipe the surface clean with a lint-free rag dampened with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep, and follow immediately by wiping with a clean, dry, lint-free rag.

Application

Before use, stir well—do not shake. TotalBoat Wood Sealer can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed. Apply 2-3 coats, as directed. Oil hardwoods like teak should require only 2 coats, while plywood or porous wood may require 3 coats.

Thinning should not be required, but if desired, use TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 for brushing/rolling applications, and xylene for spray applications.

The minimum overcoat time between coats of TotalBoat Wood Sealer is 2 hours at temperatures above 72°F, and 4 hours below 72°F.

Up to 24 hours, TotalBoat Wood Sealer does not need to be sanded between coats. If the maximum overcoat window was missed, sand lightly in the direction of the grain with 320-grit sandpaper, remove any residue with a clean, lint-free rag dampened with mineral spirits, then allow to dry before applying.

If TotalBoat Wood Sealer will be overcoated with varnish, allow the final coat of TotalBoat Wood Sealer to dry for 24 hours, then apply the desired varnish as directed.

WARNING!

Do not attempt to apply TotalBoat Wood Sealer in conditions where humidity is over 90%, or when the substrate, air, or coating temperature is cooler than 50°F or warmer than 90°F. Do not apply when dew or rain may affect the quality of the finish before the coating dries fully.

Minimum Overcoating Time  Above 72 Degrees F  Below 72 Degrees F 
TotalBoat Wood Sealer over TotalBoat Wood Sealer  2 hours  4 hours 
1-Part Varnish over TotalBoat Wood Sealer  24 hours  24 hours 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Wood Sealer
4.4 7

Works well

4

Applied primer sealer to teak after stripping 20 year old varnish. Provided a good base for subsequent varnish.

Mark

Wickford, RI

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I would recommend this product

5

Great for raw hardwood

Garrett

Williamsburg va

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Liquid Gold

5

I had been a religious user of the premium brand sealer and decided to give the Total Boat a try. It is great stuff. A MUST for any wood that you are planning to varnish.

Tom

Mooresville, North Carolina

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I love this stuff

5

This product goes on very easy dries quick and produces a great base for a beautiful finish.I have noticed some people complain about the smell, it smells like a great classic varnish.

Jay

Midwest

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Time will tell

3

Project - 1966 Ted Hood sailboat. Exterior cabintop. Previous varnish (Epifanes) did not hold up well after 5 seasons (With annual topping coats) and started lifting in a number of locations.New approach was to use this sealer before varnishing.From an application standpoint, I liked with sealers very much. It appeared to do a nice job saturating the stained mahogany...which will be coated with Total Boat Halcyon varnish.The real answer will come in a few years, if this combination is still going strong protecting the wood.

Reb B

Bayfield, WI

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Great Stuff

5

Quick response and great packaging. Thought the metal safety clips on the container was a great idea during shipping. The primer applied very easily and looks great. The consistency of the primer was perfect.

Ancient Mariner

Solomons Island, Maryland

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Save yourself some sanding...unless you like sanding.

4

Used this on some marine plywood, after staining, and before varnish. Two coats on the surface, three on the plywood edges. Solid wood trim pieces got two coats. You don't have to sand between coats, and it dries within a couple hours (unless the temps are below 60 degrees, then it took longer). After the last coat of sealer, you wait 24 hrs, give the parts a light sanding, and then you're ready for varnish. First coat of varnish looks like the 4th or 5th....So, generally liked the stuff, except for the smell. This is one smelly product! I use an organic vapor mask, and after a few days of working, the smell permeated through the mask. Had to get more filters! I'd give the product 5 stars if it didn't smell so bad!But, overall it saved time (less coats of varnish), and money (cheaper than varnish).

Capt'n Marty

Warwick

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Wood Sealer Varnish Primer

4.47

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