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 any Gallon and receive a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, maroon abrasive pad, a pair of latex gloves, and two 14" wooden stir sticks (a $10 value!).

Buy any Quart and receive 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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  • 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 99

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


Easy on, easy cleanup, good coverage, good value.


Get multi year coverage with minor touch ups.


Harsen Island, Michigan


Used two years in row, good results


On fresh water lake, at a slip. Have used it past two summers, had been using Hydrocoat. With either have only been doing the transom, bow, and water line for past 5 years. Bottom still comes out clean. Very little grass at water line. No hard growth on hull. Seem to get less grass on water line than with Hydrocoat.In comparison have been using Trilux 33 spray on outdrive and trim tabs for years and get algae, some grass if let it adhere. Also get zebra mussels where hard to reach underwater in nooks.


Lake Delavan, WI


Nice Semi hard ablative bottom paint.


I've use a couple different bottom paints over the years and I like this one the best. A lot of them if you scrub the bottom you'll be swimming around in red water as it's so soft it just fall right off the hull. This paint you can put some pressure on the pads or brush and it hardly come's off. The actual growth wasn't bad either. Our water temps in August are very warm for the area and get up to about 80 deg. Along with that the water has a ton of growth in it. The dinghy doesn't have a change and we have to haul that out once a month for a good scraping. The only negative I can come up with is the can has a plastic top to it that is hard to seal up. If you're putting on multiple coats you have to seal the top well. Otherwise the paint dries so quickly when you role the second coat you'll have dried paint chunks over your nice clean smooth paint.


Portsmouth RI


Def buy again


First time I bottom painted. Covers as advertised. Easy clean up. Good price. Will see what it looks like in September


Long Island, NY


Terrific Product


I have a Herreshoff 12 1/2, and find this is the best paint I've ever used.


Colchester, Vermont


So far, so good.


How do I reseal the can so I can use the remaining paint next year?




Easily applied to my fiberglass boat


Easy cleanup water based paint.


Seaside Heights NJ


great product


bottom paint




Easy to use and clean up!


A pleasure to use on fiberglass bottoms . Does a great job of covering. I'll know better at thend our boating season how well it deters bottom organisms.

Bills Boats

Seaside Heights NJ


TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint



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