TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Topside Paint
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TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Topside Paint

TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint makes it easy to get a good-looking, low-sheen, corrosion-resistant finish on aluminum & galvanized metal boats used in fresh or salt water. Unique polyurethane formula saves time because you don't need to prime first. It dries fast for a durable finish that resists chemical damage, scratching, peeling & fading.

Best of all, this low-odor, chromate-free paint cleans up easily with soap & water. It's perfect for aluminum duck boats, jon boats, bass boats, pontoon boats & canoes.

Available in Quarts, in your choice of Army Green, Earth Brown, Khaki, Black, White & Light Gray colors. Colors can even be combined to create a custom camouflage appearance.

Army Green  
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$38.99 / kt
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Note: While TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint can be used above or below the waterline, it contains no antifouling properties. We recommend TotalBoat AlumiPaint AF antifouling bottom paint for maximum protection against barnacles, shellfish, slime, and weeds.

Do I Need to Etch & Prime First?

It's no secret that it's hard to get paint to stick to aluminum. Success usually involves sanding, etching, and applying a toxic chromate primer.

With TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint, etching is optional and may improve adhesion, but what's most important is that this unique paint is designed to be applied directly to shiny, bare aluminum. It has an advanced, polyurethane formula that makes it bond strongly and durably without etching and priming first. It's also more environmentally friendly because it's chromate free, with an extremely low VOC content and almost no odor.

The surface prep is actually fast and easy for bare aluminum in good condition—just clean thoroughly to remove any dirt, oil, grease or contaminants, then dry completely. If the bare aluminum has a dull, oxidized look, use 220-grit to sand until shiny, remove sanding residue, wipe with denatured alcohol or use TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Etch Wash as directed, and allow to dry completely before immediately applying TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint.

TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint Features

  • Low-sheen finish greatly improves the look of aluminum & galvanized metal boats.
  • Adheres strongly to properly prepared substrates. No primer needed.
  • Prevents corrosion and oxidation.
  • One-part formula is easy to apply by brush, roller, or spraying.
  • Resists UV damage, chemicals, & abrasion.
  • No peeling, chipping, or fading.
  • Great self-leveling properties for a smooth, attractive finish.
  • Eco-friendly formula is chromate free with an extremely low VOC content and almost no odor.
  • Easy soap & water cleanup.
  • Ideal for aluminum canoes, dinghies, duck boats, jon boats, pontoon boats, trailers, blinds, spars, railings, and much more.


Item Number  Color  Size 
TB-1784-K  Army Green  Quart 
TB-1785-K  Earth Brown  Quart 
TB-1786-K  Khaki  Quart 
TB-1787-K  Black  Quart 
TB-1795-K  White  Quart 
TB-1796-K  Light Gray  Quart 
Application Information   
Application Temperature  50-90°F 
Application Methods  Brush, Roller, Spray equipment 
Thinner/Reducer  Water (up to 20% maximum) 
Cleanup  Clean up with soap and water before product has cured 
Number of Coats  2-3 
Dry Time to Overcoat  1 hour @ 72°F 
Recoat Without Sanding  Up to 12 hours after previous coat 
Dry Time Before Use  48 hours minimum 
Coverage  80-100 sq.ft. per quart 
Technical Specifications  TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint 
Finish  Low sheen 
VOC Content  Less than 75 g/L 
Storage  Store locked up. KEEP FROM FREEZING. 


Please read the product safety data sheet and technical data sheet before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, and face protection. Use personal protective equipment, as required. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.


Dispose of contents and container to an approved waste disposal plant. Dispose of contents and container in accordance with local, regional, national, and international regulations.

BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Polyurethane
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Aluminum Boat Paint
4.3 21

Easy & Smooth


Well first time user & I have to say went on with brush and smooths itself out. So far so good


Marshville NC


Applies nicely to aluminum boat


Trying to resurrect a 60 year old aluminum boat. Surface prep as instructed. Paint and primer in one. Applies nicely. Thick, substantial paint. Dries fast. Applied with foam brush. On to fifth and final coat today. Now will just have to see about longevity. Did have one question. Customer service very friendly and helpful

Old man

Milwaukee, Wi


I used this to restore a 20+ year old aluminum fishing boat.


It goes on smooth and looks great.




Doesn't stick to factory Jon boat paint


The paint is advertised that you can paint right over old paint without primer but that can't be true. This is water based so it goes on easy and dries fast but it just doesn't stick to what is probably oil based factory Jon boat paint. The paint sticks so poorly that it comes off with any painters tape applied to it. That's with sanding and cleaning the base paint.Now I'm stuck with it and will need to buy another can of this junk just to touch up what keeps rubbing off!




Yes I would buy this again


Good paint covers well works well in sprayer . Fast dry time no runs and quick second coat . Excellent paint

Gone hunting

Clinton la


Would buy again


Great product !!


Washington state


I would buy this product again


Using my hvlp gravity feed spray gun, I sprayed this on bare Aluminum and it came out really nice. I dont have much experience spraying paint, so for a beginner this paint went on very smooth and after 2 coats looked really nice. I look forward to seeing how it holds up after several years on the Oregon coast.


Brookings, Oregon


I wouldn't buy again.


I used this on a radar arch with previous paint. I scraped cracked/chipped paint and sanded everything. I applied 2 coats with a light sand between. Both coats were cracking and peeling within 8 months. It may be a good product for bare aluminum, but it's a complete redo for me.



Yes would buy this product again


Got the paint on time,was a while before we could paint jon boat bottom, because of rain was able to get 3coats of paint on it works out well


Lexington SC


Great Paint!!


Worked great! Sanded old paint off and washed my aluminum boat. Put 2 coats and a finish on it with a roller and it looks GREAT. Paint drys fast and smooth and is tough. Good product for sure.


Gatesville, Tx


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