TotalBoat Wet Edge is a one-part, high-gloss polyurethane topside finish. This thick, rich topside paint is easy to apply and has excellent coverage characteristics. Advanced UV stabilizers ensure high gloss and color retention. Choose from 21 popular colors in quarts or gallons.
Wet Edge is easy to clean, resists staining, & has incredible abrasion resistance. Our unique urethane formula provides superior adhesion and flexibility, allowing the natural expansion and contraction of your boat's hull without causing the finish to lift or crack. Elasticity provides longer life and increased durability over leading marine one-part enamels.
Brush or spray on fiberglass, wood, or previously painted surfaces above the waterline. For best results, prepare surfaces with TotalBoat Topside Primer.
Select colors are now available in pints, perfect for boot stripes.
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TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint is not designed for continuous submersion on boat bottoms that remain in the water longer than 72 hours.
High Gloss one-part topside finish
Long lasting and durable
Fortified with advanced UV stabilizers
Range of bright, crisp colors
FREE QUICK-START KIT INCLUDED:
(1pr) Large latex gloves
(2ea) Wooden Stir Sticks, 10"
(2ea) Plastic Mixing Pots
Brush, Roll and Tip, Spray
Thinning (Brush/Roll Application
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
Thinning (Spray Application)
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
WARNING: Certain TotalBoat Wet Edge colors can expose you to chemicals including titanium dioxide, ethylbenzene, silica crystalline, carbon black, and n-methylpyrrolidone, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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I'm sorry about this but I didn't state my question correctly the other day. I had asked: ""I used TotalBoat Fairing compound and now plan to apply TotalBoat Topside Primer and Wet Edge. Not sure what amine bush is but I take it that the cured fairing compound will have it? How to I prep bare, cured fairing for primer and final coats?"What I MEANT to say was "amine BLUSH", not BUSH. I'm so embarrassed! Somebody mentioned that when the Total Fair cures, it will have a surface that has "amine blush" and that I need to take care of it by thoroughly washing with pads and soap prior to priming and painting. Is this true? Do I sand the cured TF first, then wash it prior to primer?Thanks.Jim
Wash with soap and water first, then sand. Otherwise you'll sand the blushback into the surface. Actually, I've had good luck washing off blush withplain water. Some people use vinegar and water. Or ammonia and water. Usewhat works for that product, because the amount and feel of the blush seemsto vary quite a bit by product. You'll be able to tell what works and whenit's clean because the surface will no longer be greasy or slippery, it willbe "flat." Likewise, whether you need 3m pads or just cloth to wash willvary, in my experience. Use the least invasive.Also wash off even "blush free" products, since even those seem to have alittle bit of blush.
Amine blush is generated as an epoxy cures, and is sort of waxy, so paintsetc. will not adhere well.Just wash it as recommended. It is pretty standard to find this.
I used TotalBoat Fairing compound and now plan to apply TotalBoat Topside Primer and Wet Edge. Not sure what amine bush is but I take it that the cured fairing compound will have it? How to I prep bare, cured fairing for primer and final coats?
Jim, I would sand the primer to 120 then apply the wet edge on top (3 coatsusually does it, wet sanding between each coat, 400-600 grit). Ihistorically have used a 4" foam roller (cabinet 3/8" - 1/2 nap) to applythe wet edge paint and it lays up nicely. If somewhere is recommending aAnime brush, I am not exactly sure what that is, they may be referring to abadger hair brush, I use this brush for my varnish work and it's great forthat application, but for painting the foam is cheaper and gives greatresults.Hope this helps, Chip K.
The fairing compound does not blush, just sand with 220 grit and apply the primer.
JD Tech Team
What Total Wet Edge Topside color would be equivalent to Awl Grip Matterhorn White?
Sorry, we don't have a Wet Edge match to Matterhorn White.
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Will wet edge top edge paint work on FRP panels on houseboatThanks Garry
Yes it will be careful, this paint seems to run very easily. You must rolland tip this paint or it will be a mess.
I am painting a single rowing shell with Wet Edge Flag Blue. I'd like to create. Mirror finish if possible. Would you recommend a clear coat on top of the Wet Edge, possibly followed by polishing compound and wax. Also,for this desired finish, what sanding do you recommend between coats? Thanks
We don't have a single part clear coat available that could go over the top of the Wet Edge Flag Blue. It should be very glossy when dry. You can compound out any slight defects and protect with a coat of wax. Wait at least a week and be sure the paint is fully cured and hard before wet sanding or compounding. Sand between coats with 220- 320 grit.
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I am in the process of painting my 1977 catalina 22 sailboat. The hull has been primed and painted with interlux 1 part epoxy paint. For the non-skid, I have decided to use rubber particles from softsandrubber.com sprinkled onto the wet paint. please recommend which of your paints to use for this application. I would also like to go with a semi-gloss (flatter) finish for the non-skid, versus the glossy finish.
The wet edge in flat white will work well for that.
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how long for 1 quart of wet edge white to arrive to Charlotte NC 28207
North Carolina is 2 to 3 business days shipping time.
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I have a 13 ft 1978 Boston Whaler and I am getting ready to restore the boat. I am looking for a bottom paint for the boat and would like a recommendation please. Also with the wet edge top paint, will a quart be enough top complete the top?
A quart of Totalboat Spartan will do the bottom.You will need 2 quarts of Wet Edge to do two thin coats.
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Is this suitable for painting the hull of a Rebal 16? The boat will be trailer stored.
I used Topside on my 28 Oday. I went on easily over the primer, and looksgreat using roll and tip. While I took some dock rash down to the primer,I'm certain any other paint would have scarred the same. Good Luck!
I am sure it would. I have it as deck planking on my boat and it still looks as good as it did when I put it on 3 years ago.
Absolutely. Please feel free to reach out to one of our techs at (800) 497-0010 if you have any specific questions about application, surface prep or anything else along the way.
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I am restoring an 1012 Automobile with Wooden Spokes and Fellows. I've sealed them with the Total Boat Penetrating Epoxy. This appears to have really sealed the wood well. My question is what would now be the best paint for these wheels? Since they are wood, I'm sure they will expand/ contract it's typically very dry in the Arizona Desert. Yet I want them to last.
Polyurethane paint systems such as this, tend to have durability and great adhesion, as well as relative ease of applying. UV exposure over a number of years is the biggest downfall, but it will accept expansion and contraction better than a lot of other paint types.
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Bruce: four years ago I applied two coats of Total Boat Wet Edge Flag Blue polyurethane paint to 2ft X 2ft sapele marine plywood panels to cover the East facing front of my building in MD. The panels were first completely sealed on all surfaces with two coats of TB Penetrating epoxy followed by light sanding, and a prime coat of Interlux InterProtect 2000(gray base). To Date after daily 24hr exposure to the elements: 1) No cracking, or blistering or panel swelling. 2) Slight loss of sheen. 3) Blue started to fade after 3 years. Fading would obviously depend on amount of sun exposure and paint color.
The product quality is high, but the color "fire red" is really "clown nose" red. Was hoping for a richer, slightly darker, red. The color chips both on line and in the printed material are not really accurate. If you want a seriously bright red, this is the color for you. I only make this a "no" recommendation because I bought this based on the chip color, paid to ship it, put it on a test piece, and it was seriously wrong. Not "oops...I don't like that color". That would be my fault and I'd take the $$ hit and move on. This was bad color on the printed chips.
St. Louis, mo
Love this product and would absolutely purchase & use again
Paint was easy to use and covered great. Boat was transformed from old and faded to almost new look. Very happy with purchase and product. Used a brush to trim and a roller to finish. Looks great !!! Only downside was my error. I used brush on side walls and applied paint too thick. Had some run marks. Had to sand and then roll, looks good but I made extra work.
Pleased with product
I followed the instructions and was able to spray it with out difficulty with a HVLP unit.
Went on smoothly, excellent coverage. Very satisfied.
Easy to use - wish I had bought it first!
Painted the deck and cockpit of a MonArk 14 sailboat - started off originally with Pettit EzPoxy and had some real issues with flow rate, drying and sagging. Re-sanded the boat and switched to Wet Edge and wish now I had used it first - what a difference. Much easier to work with and the flow rate was great - I thinned per directions and had plenty of time to work with the wet edge, no sagging and it dried quickly. Also, I just rolled it, didn't tip it and it looks amazing - high gloss shine and smooth. Highly recommend.
Made sure you get thinner to help it flow...
Time will tell how durable it is, but the application of two coats went well. Make sure you get the thinner to help paint flow. It starts to dry very quickly and as noted in intructions, do not plan to apply a second coat until it has completely dried.
Reb on Siren Song
Great coverage, great finish,
Beautiful topside paint
We used this paint on our 1957 wooden Chris craft cruiser gloss black top sides. Wet edge was easy to apply with the role and tip method, and the results were smooth and beautiful! The finish is durable and glossy.
Easy to apply, but scratches and chips
Rebuilding a 14' Carolina Skiff. The surface is a combination of old gelcoat, new fiberglass (polyester resin), and filler. All surfaces were sanded and primed with two coats of Totalboat Topside Primer. No problems here- primer applied easily and cured well. Paint was applied after primer (3 coats of Wet Edge Topside- Boston Whaler Blue). Some nonskid areas, some smooth areas. Paint applied easily and cured beautifully. Very vibrant color and easy to get even coats (roll & tip). However, the smooth surfaces scratch very easily, due to hooks/fish/tools coming into contact with the paint. Disclaimer: I am a novice boatbuilder/painter, and I followed exact instructions for primer and paint application. I plan on covering the boat with gelcoat next.
More work to use than I like
I wanted to like this paint because I have found every other Total Boat product to be excellent. I started rolling and tipping this paint. Found it very hard to keep a wet edge. Add too much of their thinner and it runs, too little and it skins too fast, I just could not find a sweet spot to work with it. I switched gears and tried rolling only, I used one of Jamestown's foam rollers and the finish was pretty good. Lots of shine but a little too much texture for me. I tried spraying, it wants to stay fairly thick even when thinned with the recommended Xylene, again I couldn't find a sweet spot, too thin and it runs, too thick and it doesn't spray well. In the end I rolled it and found that it color sands quite well. I went over it with 1000 and the 1500 grit, polished and waxed it and voila a very good finish. I have painted using many different paints over the years, both one and two part. Brightside is easier to work than this paint, I think I will use it next time rather than Total Boat Wet Edge.