JD Select Ablative Antifoulant Bottompaint Quart Size
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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint

TotalBoat JD Select is a single-season, water-based ablative antifouling bottom paint that provides incredible results for a very low cost. It is low in VOCs, very easy to apply, and cleans up with just soap and water.

JD Select can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed then burnished for a smooth, fuel-efficient finish. With the exception of VC17, JD Select can be applied over aged antifouling coats without fear of lifting. Available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, Shark White & Teal.

Our most popular bottom paint!

Buy a Gallon and receive a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, maroon abrasive pad, 1 pair of latex gloves, 1 roll of painter's masking tape, and two 10"wooden stir sticks (a $10 value!).

Buy a Quart and get a pair of latex gloves, an abrasive pad, and one 10" stir stick.

JD Select Black  
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$56.99 / ea
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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content


  • Easy to apply - Can be applied over ablative or hard bottom paints
  • Low-VOC, water-based paint. Cleans up nicely with soap and water.
  • Provides excellent single-season antifouling protection for fiberglass and wooden boats
  • Tested & trusted by JD tech team
  • Year-round, indoor application
  • Boats can be launched up to 18 months after application
  • Water-activated formula: Deactivates on dry land and reactivates when launched
  • Can be burnished for a smoother, faster, more fuel-efficient surface.
  • Approved for salt and fresh water applications
  • Coverage is approximately 400 sq. ft. per gallon


Paint Survey Comments

In the fall of 2012, we surveyed customers who had painted their boats with JD Select that past season. We wanted to compare our in-house test results with our customers' experiences. Overwhelmingly, customers said they would use it again and recommend this paint to a friend. Here are some actual survey comments:

  • "Application was odorless and easy, clean up as easy as possible."

  • "Easy application & great cleanup"

  • "I liked the easy clean up with water"

  • "I was amazed to see absolutely no growth on the bottom, and the paint held up wonderfully. It looks almost as good after a power wash as it did the day it went on!"

  • "Terrific value. I am very pleased with the performance. Thanks"

  • "There was a strong bloom of mussels that affected everyone, and I felt that the JD paint did as well as any. I think it is a great deal, and I love it being water-based."

  • "Ran out of old paint and used yours to finish keel & rudder. One coat only, covered with excellent results"

  • "The ease of application was excellent. the paint did not settle out in the can so I didn't have to spend any time stirring it ahead of time"
Thinning/Cleanup  Water/soap and water 
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Wood and Previously Painted Surfaces  Water 
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Fiberglass  TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep 
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Steel  TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep 
Primer - Fiberglass and Steel Only  TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & barrier coat 
Technical Specifications   
Application Method  Brush, roll, or spray. If spraying, thin no more than 5% with water. Note that because JD Select is not solvent based, more psi & a bigger nozzle are needed. 
Application Temperature  50-90°F; 0-90% humidity 
Number of Coats  1-2 
Film Thickness per Coat  2 mils dry (3-4 mils wet) 
Dry Time to Overcoat  1-4 hours 
Dry Time to Launch  12-24 hours 
Recommended Roller  3/8" nap 
Finish  Flat 
Coverage  Approximately 400 sq. ft. per gallon 
Cuprous Oxide  26.37% 
Launch Window  Within 18 months of painting 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper AF Paint
4.4 108

Great Paint BUT Colors Are NOT Accurate


This is great paint but the colors are not accurate. Red is actually maroon. Bummer!




Good deal in antifouling paint. Not really white.


I got this paint for the following reasons: It was white (or thereabouts), it was waterbased, and it was comparatively inexpensive. It came through on all counts. It is more light grey than white and shows bluish when oxidized. But, it kept me from having to scribe a true waterline and boottop on my hulls (trimaran) and that was nice. Cleanup was easy. I threw away the roller and cleaned up me. It wants a couple of coats but it is cheap enough so that isn't scary. Finally, it seems to be working reasonably well. I can always beach the tri and scrub if I need to.


Rumford, RI


Goes on easily


Had the can shaken at my local hardware store. That mixed it very well and rolled on very easily. First time using it so can't say yet how it performs. So far so good.


Boothbay Harbor, ME


great paint


Very good spreadability and coverage. Quick shipment and execellent price, plan on repeat orders. Really like Jamestown and their own brand products.


NE Ohio


1st Time using JD Select


Painted my Boat tonight (1st coat) and was extremely satisfied with the actual application of paint. It was very smooth to apply, very low VOC and cleaned up well with just water. Hoping it protects as advertised and of course I'll know the results in the fall once the boat is hauled. I gave this 5 stars for the easy application and will comment again in the fall.So far I would buy this paint again. Thanks JD for the free shipping, gloves, tape and coveralls everything you need to get right into painting the boat.

Paul - who likes to work on boats

Mullica Hill, NJ




First use. Applied easily. Covered well. Cleanup a breeze. Effectiveness- let you know end of season.


Lancaster, NY


Great Bottom Paint


I've used this for several years. Works great in Lake Champlain, Vt. After several years of just touch up, this year I stripped most off with a sander and started almost new. EASILY removed - just wear proper protection. Water clean up is great.


Fletcher, Vt


Excellent product


This was high quality bottom paint. Also, it completed a major restoration to a 1956 Chris Craft 15' Cavalier bottom replacement. The replacement was done using all materials from Jamestown Distributors. Jamestown Distributors simplified this project with on time deliveries and 100% accurate orders! THANK YOU !


Ottawa Lake Mi.


Great product easy application , affordable, quality finish


Great boat bottom paint it covered very nicely and even and with the unexpected xtra they provided tape, gloves, tray and roller, etc... the job went well thanks Jamestown D.


Lake Tahoe


fine and inexpensive


I tried this inexpensive bottom paint last year for the first time for two reasons: it was inexpensive and it was environmentally safer. Hauling out last fall I see it does a decent job of keeping the boat bottom free of growth. Now, I sail on a fresh water lake so I don't know how this will stand up in salt water. Also, it is recommended for use for one year. But I have found that one gallon is enough to cover the entire bottom and maybe I will see how it does with two seasons.

Captain Bill

Ithaca, NY


TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint



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