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.
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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.
Brush, Roller, Spray equipment
Water (up to 20% maximum)
Clean up with soap and water before product has cured
Number of Coats
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
80-100 sq.ft. per quart
TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint
Less than 75 g/L
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.
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Aluminum Boat Paint
Recomended for aluminum Mast ?
Yes. This product works very well on aluminum spars. I just finished painting 30' mast, boom, and spreaders. Only light sanding and cleaning of the sanding residue is needed for preparation. Suggest a foam roller followed by immediate tipping with a brush. You will need several coats and apply according to directions. It seems that paint needs time to completely harden, so I would suggest letting the spars sit for several days after the last coat to harden the paint.use this
JD Tech Team
How would this work on anodized aluminum spars?
Yes you can paint over anodized aluminum, just be sure to clean well with water and a little dish detergent and rinse well first.
JD Tech Team
can i add tint to totalboat aluminum boat paint /it is white i want a tan /sand beige. if so what canbe used
No, you can combine white and earth brown colors to get a beige.
JD Tech Team
I have been asked to paint an older aluminum fishing boat and the owner wants light blue like it was when new. Is there a blue pigment that I can mix with white to get that color?
Sorry we don't have pigments for this, the only way to change the color is to mix different colors of the same paint together.
JD Tech Team
can this paint be applied over wood that was sealed with two part epoxy(total boat 5/1) and can a non-skid additive be added to it. if so recomend
Hi John, this can be used over epoxy sealed wood once the epoxy has fully cured and been properly prepared. We sell a number of non-skid additives that can be added to the paint for the areas that you would like to non-skid. Polypropylene seems to adhere the best to this product over the silica bead type products.
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Total boat Alum Paint
This is awesome paint! A little sanding and prep work goes a long way. Goes on easily and provides a smooth finish. Applied 3 coats with great coverage and a fabulous new clean look to a 25 yr. old boat. Great Product!!!
San Antonio, TX
Did not work for my boat
I bought this paint to repaint an old Grumman aluminum sport boat that I want to use for duck hunting. I had read the reviews stating excellent results in terms of a hard finish and good adhesion. The product description implies very little prep work is needed (no etching or priming). So I simply scrapped off any loose paint and power washed. After applying 2 coats of paint I had a boat that looked nice. But the paint scratched off with anything that touched it. I could remove it easily with a finger nail. Now I need to remove all the new paint and start over, probably with etching and a primer. Then I will find a different brand of paint.
Used this to repaint a 1968 Maritime "Nova Scotia" used for years as a salvage vessel on Lake Ontario. These original Maritime boats are constructed from 100-percent welded aluminum plate--very, very strong, but aluminum can be tough to paint. This paint works above and below the water line and was very forgiving. Using 3/8"-nap rollers and no thinning worked perfectly! Paint flows and performs well--quick-drying and awesome finish! Used the white and it covered quite well. Very bright and durable finish that presents as sprayed vice rolled! Only wish it was offered in more colors! Highly recommend and will purchase and use again!
3 coats and the inside of my boat looks so clean. Very easy to apply with a brush
3 mile bay NY
Pretty Amazing Paint
I sanded and painted an older aluminum boat. I was a bit skeptical of the direct to bare metal instructions but it made a believer out of me. I couldn't scratch it off with my thumbnail just hours after painting. I started with white which typically does not cover well and this white did not hide well at all, even after two coats. I went to order more and white was backordered so I switched to light grey. Much better hide. I wish it had a little more sheen but I'm selling the boat so no matter.
Last Time Boat Painter
I bought this product to paint the interior of an aluminum 14' v-hull boat. I used a gravity feed gun from Harbor Freight and diluted the paint with water at a 10% ratio. It took a quart per coat and I applied two coats following the minimal prep instructions for before and in between coats. The results were very surprising considering I had bare aluminum in some spots and existing paint in others. The paint dries very hard for a water based product and is very durable. The boat interior looks so good that I plan on using more of the Total Boat product to repaint the exterior that I did with rattle cans. I am very pleased!
Merritt Island, FL
Would buy again
Put on with a foam roller. Needed 2 coats but flattened out and looks great
Have an older aluminum factory white boat. This coating restored the new look. It is thin which made it easy to apply around rivets and creases with a brush. Plan on applying two coats. Water base made clean up easy.
Virginia around and i salt water
Sprayed my old aluminum boat yesterday using Aluminum Boat paint spraying with about a 15% reduction. It sprayed nicely, did not run and dried to a nice satin finish. I have never used a paint that dried that hard and that includes 2 part and epoxies. Best of all it's somehow water based, has no odor and cleans up with soap and water.