TotalBoat Elixir Water-Based Semi-Gloss Enamel Marine Paint
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TotalBoat Elixir Semi-Gloss Enamel Marine Paint

TotalBoat Elixir is a water-based enamel finish suitable for a wide range of interior and exterior applications. Great for topsides, coamings, cabin ceilings, lazarettes, lockers, doors, cabinets, trim, bulkheads, galleys & more.

Elixir's marine-grade formula is more durable than conventional 1-part paints. Powerful UV inhibitors prevent fading, while its forgiving, semi-gloss finish hides imperfections better than high-gloss finishes. Fast-drying, self-priming paint can be applied directly to properly prepared fiberglass, wood & metal surfaces.

Superior abrasion, moisture & stain resistance, no harsh fumes, plus easy soap & water cleanup also make Elixir ideal for use on cabinets, doors, trim, paneling & baseboards in your home.

Available in quarts, in 7 popular colors. Includes 2 paint pots, and 2 stir sticks.

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Winner of the Best Green Product Award at the 2019 Newport International Boat Show!

TotalBoat Elixir is a unique, self-priming one-part water-based enamel that helps topside surfaces defy the elements in harsh marine environments. There's no magic potion here, just a tough, moisture-resistant, UV-stable, marine-grade formula that prevents mildew, fading, chipping, and peeling, while prolonging the life of new surfaces and restoring beauty and life to old, worn, tired-looking fiberglass, wood, and metal above the waterline.

Elixir's gorgeous satiny semi-gloss finish can also add beauty at home—try it on cabinets, doors, trim, moldings, and baseboards, for an attractive finish that's truly easy to maintain. If it gets dirty, just wipe it down with a little mild soap and water. If the surface gets scratched or damaged, a little prep work and a few touch-up coats of Elixir will make the damage disappear quickly and easily.


  • Smooth, hard, beautiful, semi-gloss finish.
  • Excellent coverage hides surface imperfections better than high-gloss marine topside paints.
  • Durable water-based enamel formula is UV resistant, for long-lasting color and finish retention.
  • Hard, flexible finish resists scratches, solvents, stains, and abrasion.
  • Self-priming paint can be applied directly to properly prepared fiberglass, wood, and metal surfaces.
  • Easy to apply by brushing, rolling & tipping, or spraying.
  • Forgiving, self-leveling formula flows easily and minimizes brush marks.
  • One-part enamel is easy to use, no measuring or mixing.
  • Unique resealable bag allows easy, mess-free pouring, and convenient storage for unused paint.
  • Low-odor, low-VOC formula has no noxious fumes, making it user and environmentally friendly.
  • Easy to clean up with just soap and water.
  • For interior surfaces & exterior use above the waterline.


Technical Specifications  TotalBoat Elixir 
Thinning  Water (up to 20%, but thinning is not usually necessary). 
Cleanup  Soap and water 
Application Method  Brush, roll & tip, or spray. Brushing: Use a tapered nylon or polyester bristle brush. Rolling: Use a high-density foam roller cover. 
Application Temperature  50-90°F; 0-90% RH (relative humidity) 
Wet Edge Working Time  60-90 seconds @ 72°F 
Number of Coats (Minimum)  2-3 (@ 3-5 mils wet, per coat) 
Accelerated Application  If desired, apply a maximum of 5 coats per day. Always wait 12 hours between applying Elixir and sanding. 
Tack-Free Time to Recoat  1 hour at 72°F 
Overcoat Without Sanding  Up to 12 hours 
Coverage  80-100 sq. ft. per quart (3 mils wet film thickness) 
Colors  White, Oyster White, Flag Blue, Classic Whaler Blue, Sea Foam, Sea Green, Fire Red (Coming soon! Available October 2018) 
Finish  Semi-Gloss 
Gloss  40-50% @ 60° 
WARNING: This product contains chemicals including n-methylpyrrolidone, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm, and titanium dioxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Below Water Line (yes/no): No
BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Enamel
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint
4.1 14

Nice finish but not terribly opaque


The paint comes in a bag which is fantastic - less mess and no skim-over once opened. Elixer applies easily and dries quickly to a hard, even finish but is not terribly opaque. Even after four coats you can see the spots where I had sanded through to the base wood. The paint is very thin and requires attention to avoid drips. It's best use is as a refresher coat over a similar color.


North Kingstown, RI


Great Color and Coverage


Used product to paint wood on screened-in back porch. Excellent packaging of product, easy application of product and color is beautiful.


Greenville, South Carolina


Not the best coverage


I like the "bag" container but the coverage was not as good as expected and needed to order more than expected.




I would recommend this product for sure


I'm really happy with this paint on the deck my 42 year old sailboat - she's looking pretty close to new and I've been getting some mildly envious comments from neighboring sailboats. It sticks really well, is easy to roll and tip and has the perfect sheen for an older boat - high gloss shows too many of the little nicks and bumps & doesn't look as nice in my opinion. It also has a great "grip" feel under bare feet compared to my friends' oil gloss boats. I'm going to paint the hull next - very confident that it will do well. the bad news is that it will take at least 3 coats to get an even rich tone - the water soluble clean-up makes it a lot easier to do - but def will need 3 coats and the areas where we went 4 coats is even "deeper" looking. You can re-coat every two hours here in Hawaii. Anyway I'm satisfied and think the extra coating downside is worth it. I am also looking forward to touching it up as things happen over the next few years.


Kona Hawaii


Great Paint!


This takes several coats (around 4 or 5) but the smooth level surface is hard to beat. I hope holds up as well as it looks.


Chattanooga, TN


I would buy this again


This product is great!


bristol RI


Nice color


Very nice color and goes on easy.


Fredericksburg Texas


Good Paint


Easy to work with, the bag makes it easy to pour out a small amount without making a mess.


Westerly, RI


Great bang for the buck


Really nice heavy duty paint that applies easy and, most importantly, lends itself to easy clean-up! Always make a mess when you paint? I know you do (I do too). The easy soap & water clean-up along with how well this paint holds up has been the perfect combination. I've used it on a few projects now with no complaints.


District of Columbia


Durable finish


Ordered for an outdoor mailbox post. The finish is holding up great after the first couple months of spring storms and all day sun. Easy to apply and easy clean up.




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