TotalBoat Krypton is a copper-free antifouling paint that provides excellent protection from algae, shell & weed fouling. Krypton uses Econea to ward off barnacles & zebra mussels, plus a unique zinc biocide to combat slime. Say goodbye to green patina at the waterline!
This premium copolymer ablative bottom paint is suitable for use on aluminum, fiberglass & wood. Use it on both power & sailboats in fresh, salt, or brackish waters. Quarts are great for outdrives, brackets & trim tabs.
Krypton's high-solids, quick-drying, solvent-based formula provides superior coverage & durability in a single coat. Offered in 6 bright, vivid colors.
Buy a Gallon and get a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, abrasive pad, 1 pr latex gloves, 1 roll of masking tape, & 2 wooden stir sticks.
Buy a Quart & get an abrasive pad, 1 pair of latex gloves, & a 10" stir stick.
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IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTES
Krypton provides excellent single-season protection in salt water, in conditions where there is unrestricted water flow or high use; it has been known to provide multi-season protection in freshwater areas.
Krypton may be used over existing paints that are clean, free of debris, and dry.
Coverage: 450 square feet/gallon
Solids: by weight 62%
VOC: 421 grams per liter
Thinning (Brush/Roller Application)
No thinning necessary
Thinning (Spray Application)
Xylene (Xylol) or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Primer (Bare Fiberglass and Steel)
TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & barrier coat
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Fiberglass and Steel
TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Wood and Previously Painted Surfaces
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Copper Free AF Paint
Is the white a bright white similar to vivid' white?
No it's not as bright as vivid white.
JD Tech Team
Can be Krypton paint be used on titanium surfaces?
If you need an antifouling paint, yes.
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I have been painting the bottom of my aluminum boat. The boat has been bare metal for the last 20 years and was heavily oxidized so I sanded the boat to shiny metal. I put 3 coats of total protect barrier coat using the "thumb print" method. After the third coat of total protect I applied total boat krypton anti-fouling paint. My issue is that the krypton bottom paint can still be scratched with my fingernail even after drying for a few days. I know it's an ablative bottom paint but is this normal? The humidity has been around 70-85% and temperatures in the high 70's but painted in a garage. I did sir the paint for a good few minutes (making sure to mix the sediment from the bottom). Did I do something wrong or does this bottom paint stay soft? Also, if I lightly sand (since I surpassed the overcoat time period) can I put another coat on?
Total Protect to overcoat with itself is within 3 to 48 hours without sanding. The thumb print method is for the first coat of bottom paint. If you put the Total Protect on before it dried, it may still be soft and require more time to fully cure and harden. The Krypton is ablative but should be hard to the touch. You can put another coat of Krypton on top of itself.
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My boat is currently painted with an ablative but it lives on a trailer. the current paint is badly oxidized and look terrible. Will this paint turn green when stored on the trailer?
No it will maintain it's color, it will be a little lighter if it stays in the water awhile.
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What primer do I use under Totalboat Krypton Black
On unpainted gel coat, use TotalBoat Total Protect barrier coat and follow instructions. On a wooden boat thin the first coat of Krypton on bare wood 5 to 10%.
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I have what is a 1964 Boston Waller the has white jellcoat. The boat has had botton paint put on it about 20 years ago that is white. My question is is the white Krypton white or is it more like the light tan on the color chart? Also will it be bad enough to seen a terrible difference?
It is not a bright white, more of a light cream color. None of the bottom paint whites are a bright white. The closest is the Pettit Vivid White.
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Is Krypton a harder ablative,like Seahawk AF33(which is what is on the boat now? Will it hold up when I have to use a diver to clean the bottom?)
Yes, it's a copolymer and not a soft paint.
JD Tech Team
I have an aluminum pontoon boat and I use Total Kripton: How long before I put the boat in the water should I paint the bottom?
Wait a minimum of 24 hours to put it in the water. Yes, use the krypton to paint the bottom.
JD Tech Team
What is the shelf life after opening?
After 22 months I used the leftover paint. The boat is not on the water at this point, so how it performs in the water remains to be seen.
I don't know about shelf life, but I applied 4 coats to my 50 trawler last Sept.2015 and recently had the bottom scrapped while at harbor in florida. The diver said I needed to pull the boat because there was very little protective coating left. The product that I thought would give me 3 years of protection, didn't last 6 months. DON'T do it!!!!!!
What is the time frame between painting the bottom and launching the boat?Can this paint be used over ACT?
Hi. We usually let dry for several hours on a lift. Not sure about what it can paint over. Some of these paint are incompatible. This is our second year with Krypton. Happy with first.
Poor coverage and adhesion,
I did not have favorable use of 'white' Krypton last season applied to a Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Cruiser; the paint is very thick and coverage is far less than stated, the 1st gallon only covered 2/3 of the length of the hull, the 2nd gallon completed the 1st coat and maybe 2/3 of a 2nd coat. Once in the water the 2nd cost peeled from the 1st coat in many areas, both coats peeled at the waterline, after hauling last Fall we noticed significant discoloring of the white paint, from last Fall thru today both coats are now significantly peeling in many areas which I'm thinking will require much more bottom prep for this coming seasons bottom paint application than previous paints had required. I've been bottom painting our sail & powerboats since the 80's, using many different products and have never seen this level of performance.However slime and barnacle protection was very favorable in our high growth area in Raritan Bay. I may use another Jamestown project but certainly not Krypton.
Keyport, New Jersey
Goes on easy
Looks great and hard as a rock.
Fort Mill, SC
needs to be multi season to be truly great
used this paint for 1 season. had no slime, growth or anything on the bottom Although I do use the boat 2-3 times a week. IT'S docked in Barnegat Nj. The downside is it's single year application
I would buy this paint again
Rolls on easily. Dries quickly. It's rock hard and the color is excellent.
I ordered a gallon to bottom paint my 19 foot power boat. The boat sits on a mooring in Manchester, MA harbor and in the past has gotten pretty slimed up over the summer with copper-based bottom paint. This stuff works better - with a couple of bottom scrubbings in the water over the summer and a quick power wash after pulling the boat, it is really clean. I recoated it the 2nd year but think I could have simply touched it up as it is ablative. I have enough left for a third painting should I decide to repaint in the spring.
So Far, So Good
My first time application of Krypton with boat in the water in April has been very good up to this point through 4 months. This is a Lake Erie application with the boat permanently docked at my home in a very high sediment river. The slime at the water line is easily removed with a rag or soft brush. I will report back in late fall to comment on the overall durability and difficulty of cleaning the entire bottom, hopefully with a 5 star rating.
Lake Erie (Vermilion River)
Painting with Krypton
It looks nice when it's first put on but it rubs off and there is no cleaning the marks off.
Excellent protection for boats - and the environment...
Works great - and feels great going copper-free...
I might buy again.
Initially purchased two gallons of red Krypton. First gallon was rose color and needed quite a bit of mixing. Color stayed rose. Had to apply because I had just applied an epoxy barrier coat. Needed to open second gallon. It was pretty well mixed and was bright red. Ordered a third gallon for a second coat. It also was well mixed and bright red. Concerned that the initial gallon may have been bad. Any thoughts?