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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
My question is simple. Will this paint work good on wooden transom of boat & last or for wood do you suggest another product
You'll have to prime the woo first with TotalBoat topside primer. Sand primer smooth with 220-grit sandpaper. Remove all sanding residue using a clean, lint-free,cotton rag wetted with acetone or denatured alcohol. Allow the solvent to evaporate completelybefore painting. TotalBoat Wet Edge would be a better choice for a wood boat.
how much paint would it take to paint a 16 foot jon boat inside and out with spray application and would you cut paint with thinner for spray application?
Figure 100 square feet per quart per coat. Use water to thin it up to a maximum of 20%.
i painted my aluminum t-top with this paint , it flow out nice but doesnt shine like i want it to be , is there another type of paint i can paint over this paint to get it shine ? thanks
Try WetEdge (https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=64351). You'll have to carefully scuff the paint with 220 grit sandpaper.
Is there a recommended product that can be used to fill and fair pitted aluminum plate before applying a top coating?Example: slight to moderate pitting on a aluminum centerboard.
Sand to a bright finish. Wash with TotalBoat aluminum etch wash. Fill any pits with TotalBoat Total Fair epoxy filler, or if they are not too deep you could use TotalBoat hi build epoxy surfacing primer.
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
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How would this work on anodized aluminum spars?
I don't think it will hold without the epoxy primer under it sand the Aluminum anodizing first.
Yes you can paint over anodized aluminum, just be sure to clean well with water and a little dish detergent and rinse well first.
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can i add tint to totalboat aluminum boat paint /it is white i want a tan /sand beige. if so what canbe used
I cant answer fully but being water based I would guess yes
No, you can combine white and earth brown colors to get a beige.
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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?
My background is automotive paint and body. However, I do know that mostpaint and primers can be tinted. My suggestion would be to purchase asacrificial quart of the white and take it to an automotive paint store. Ifyou ask the correct questions and maybe offer up a pizza delivery they maybe willing to help. The tint they use should work since this appears to bepolyurethane. As long as it mixes smooth you should be fine. Have the storeweigh the paint and pigment for future use. If more than a quart is needed,make sure you mix all the paint together in a larger can before application.Hope this helps.
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.
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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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Easy & Smooth
Well first time user & I have to say went on with brush and smooths itself out. So far so good
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
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
Would buy again
Great product !!
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.
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
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.