TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint
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TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint

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 20 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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Features

  • 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

 

Thinning (Brush/Roll Application  TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 
Thinning (Spray Application)  Xylene 
Cleanup  TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep 
Primer  TotalBoat Topside Primer 
Number of Coats  2-3 
Film Thickness Per Coat  1-2 mils dry (3 mils wet) 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Polyurethane
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint
4.5 115

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TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint
 
4.5

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (81)
  • Easy to clean (33)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Ergonomic grip (4)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (63)
  • Small areas (46)
  • Detailed work (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (61), Casual do-it-yourselfer (28), Beginner (16), Professional (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy Application - Great Finish

I am restoring a 1966 Boston Whaler Sakonett. The interior was filthy and the gel coat in poor condition and highly oxidized. Tried the buffing route but not happy. I was leery about...Read complete review

I am restoring a 1966 Boston Whaler Sakonett. The interior was filthy and the gel coat in poor condition and highly oxidized. Tried the buffing route but not happy. I was leery about using 2 part epoxy paints and settled on TotalBoat Wet Edge Top Coat in Boston Whaler Blue. Like any paint job, the prep is critical to the final appearance. After extensive cleaning, degreasing, filling holes and gouges and a final sanding with 180 grit I primed with TotalBoat high solids primer (also a one part product). I used a dense foam roller to apply the primer. Great product! Sanded with 220 grit and applied the top coat. I used the same dense foam rollers and tipped lightly with several inexpensive (throw away) brushes as I went along. I used around 1 and 1/4 quarts on the first coat. I will be applying a second coat. TotalBoat Wet Edge is simple, fast, covers well and EASY to apply. Dries very glossy, hard and within 12-15 hours at 70 degrees and 20% humidity at the time. GREAT PAINT at a very fair price point.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Never using 1-part paint again....

Had a marginal experience with Interlux Brightside about 10 years ago and swore I would never use one-part poly topside paint again. Saw the great reviews for this product and decided to try it;...Read complete review

Had a marginal experience with Interlux Brightside about 10 years ago and swore I would never use one-part poly topside paint again. Saw the great reviews for this product and decided to try it; unfortunately, it was a mistake. I have used Awlgrip, Interlux Perfection, and Epifanes two-part poly; all are great products. With the one-part products, either you don't thin it and it doesn't flow well, or you thin it and it doesn't dry or cover well. I used a bit too much Interlux 333 thinner on my first coat and it was disastrous. I added a little at a time until I felt it was flowing adequately; but the paint sagged and took a week to dry. Don't be scared of two-part paints, they are worth the extra money anytime and are easier to use and result in a more durable and nicer looking product. Not sure if I got a skunk quart, but I could not get this stuff to work for me AT ALL. Really wishing I went with two-part paint but I learned my lesson again.

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4.0

Good stuff

By Ed Neal

from Westlake, OH

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

This was my first experience with a polyurethane paint and and using the roll and tip method of application. The paint itself had a great consistence and produced a high, even gloss.

What I learned is that you have to be very quick in tipping the paint in order to get a smooth edge with the section just covered. The paint seems to get tacky incredibly quickly even with the temp around 60. I found it difficult to consistently get a very even transition from the newly applied section to the area just painted a minute ago. I don't know if this is a character of the paint or a weakness in my technique.

I also found that touching up is difficult. Once dry, the paint seems to have an almost crystalline quality in that sanding it, it is difficult to get a feather edge. No matter what grit I used, I was always left with a shelf edge on the paint rather than a smooth transition. If you look close enough you see the edges of the repair. Again, this might possibly be my technique but I don't seem to have these issues with an enamel paint.

All in all, good stuff but you have to decide if polyurethane is the paint for you.

 
4.0

wet edge paint

By gary

from sharon, MA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

    paint a boat

     
    5.0

    great product

    By james

    from brunswick ga

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • covers well
    • Easy To Clean
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

      I used seafoam green to paint my 34 crusader hull.this product covers well and goes on with little effort it's an amazing product dried well in 50 degree weather

       
      5.0

      Best by test!

      By tcgoldwinger

      from fairfax, va

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution
      • very slick finish without additional work

      Cons

      • just a little slow in drying time

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

      Have only used it for small jobs so far, but the results have been amazing. It lays down easily and covers very well first coat. The only thing I have found is that it takes quite a while to dry, so I'm using heat lamps to keep the temps up in the paint room.

       
      4.0

      I like the paint

      By pb

      from Milwaukee

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

        I find this paint comparable to the big brand name enamels at half the cost. The primer is a bit tricky to use. It dries very quickly, especially on warm days, and tends to come off if wiped with xylol thinner, even after it's "dry." However it sands well. The top coat goes on very easily and smoothly with roller or brush. Cleanup with mineral spirits could not be easier. Two coats gives a nice solid finish. While dry to the touch in the stated times, true drying takes a few days.

         
        5.0

        very easy to use

        By Kevin

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • easy application
        • Easy To Clean
        • Even Paint Distribution
        • nice finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

          First timer at boat refinishing. This product work amazing. Very impressed.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good results, slow drying in high humidity

          By Galnorth

          from Tidewater Virginia

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

          • Slow drying

          Best Uses

            Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

            Used for outwale on a plywood skiff I'm building. First coat applied at about 85 degrees and relatively high humidity took over 48 hours to set up tack free. Second coat put on at around 80 degrees and 50 percent relative humidity is still tacky after 16 hours. Then paint was well mixed and issue seems unrelated to underlying surface since the roller tray and drips around the can have also not dried. Results from rolling and tipping seem very good but drying time is impacting the completion of my project.

             
            3.0

            Good product

            By Ryry

            from Granger, in

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy to apply
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

            • Does not adhere well

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

            The final finish was great, I was very surprised by the final outcome. I did not think it would be as smooth when using a roller. I could not get the coats thin enough though, I used total boat brush thinner bit it made it to soupy. It applies much better if not thinned. I let the final coat dry for 3 days before wiping off imperfections and dust and reinstalling hardware. I ended up nicking the paint a few times which peeled off the paint from the primer. I wet sanded a few imperfections from dust and ended up taking up taking a few layers of paint with it. If you decide to use it is would recommend not over sanding the primer.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good paint!

            By Mike

            from Ruidoso, New Mexico

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                I used the Boston Whaler Blue on the bottom of a 13' Scamp fiberglass camp trailer. Just what I was looking for. I watched your roller and brush technique video, but opted for spraying such a small area with lots of little protrusions. Terrific product. I'm glad to have found a good source for my next project.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would likely buy WE Topside again

                By Reid

                from Greenville, AL

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Comments about TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint:

                I used this product on the interior and topside of a flats skiff I have built. The paint went on well, but you have to be careful about the thickness. The instructions say that 16 hours between coats is enough but I learned I need to wait a minimum of four days for the paint to cure enough to not have issues with the next coat. I applied two coats of white over the Total Boat primer and then applied a coat of Total Boat Non-skid in traffic areas. Once the topside completely cured, the finish is slick!

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