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
The term Launch window is 2 week for the Krypton. What does this mean. I will be painting my boat bottom this weekend but will not be launching my boat for a while. Does Launch window on the Krypton mean I have to launch within two weeks to activate?
HEY WILLIE, YOU HAVE 2 WEEKS FROM PAINT TIME TO PUT BOAT IN. BEST TIME IS24 HOURS AFTER PAINT. YOUR CHOICE.
Is this paint appropriate for painting the lower unit of an outboard motor? What primer should I use?
I would not use it for an outboard motor, it is a true ablative paint. Iwould use outdrive paint.I'm not sure what I would use for primer, talk to Jamestown, they are veryhelpful.I have had good luck with it on my sailboat hull.S
I can't speak for this paint's compatibility with an OB lower unit, but Iwould advise any OB owner to tilt the motor up out of the water it it's notgoing to be used for a day or more. Or, if the motor is not tiltable,remove it from the transom when not in use.
Though it is not marketed for outdrives, this paint would be safe (no metallic biocides) to put on lower unit components that are no plastic (it is a solvent based paint). Non-plastic components generally can be painted with an epoxy or tie coat primer that is designated for that substrate, or check with your engine manufacturer for a safe primer.
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I have ACT on my boat, is it safe to use the Krypton over the old paint?
INTERLUX ACT CAN BE APPLIED OVER WITH KRYPTON..MAKE SURE ITS CLEAN ANDSANDED LIGHTLY. IT WORKED FOR MY MARINETTE. WEAR GLOVES GOOD LUCK
Yes, sand your ACT and apply as directed. No incompatibilities with these paints.
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Is Krypton multi season - or single season ?
Single season for me. My boat lives in Noank, CT, and travels New York and New England waters, and is a slow moving trawler. My sail drives show no damage to the aluminum.John A Calogero
DaveMulti season, it's the best bottom paint I ever used
I have not had this paint on my boat for a full year yet; so far it's onlybeen from late summer to early spring. So I don't know what's going tohappen during the main season. That said, I consider my area to behigh-fouling particularly when it comes to scum. I'm in a shallow,therefore warm. brackish creek off the Chesapeake Bay. Virtually everyother bottom paint I have tried, including various incarnations of Micron,have already shown scum buildup during this same time period, but so farthe Krypton Copper Free is looking super clean. Adding to that, it'scheaper than any of the others I have tried, and even with two coats,there's more left in the gallon than with any other paint I've used. I'mthinking of hauling again late this spring or early summer and putting onone coat just because I have enough paint left and it wouldn't hurt as away to get leg up on the summer fouling season. I'll probably wait and seeif scum starts to take hold before I do that second haulout; I've nevertaken this approach before.The last paint I had that worked this well was KL990, which was bannedyears ago due to its noxious effect on the environment.So far, I'm honestly positively thrilled with this paint. Based on what Isee so far, I would definitely recommend it to to anyone looking for anablative bottom paint in the Chesapeake Bay area. Of course, that couldchange once the nasty scummy season really kicks in, but as I say so farthis paint is looking better than any other for me. As far as whether thisis a multi-season paint or not, it's too early for me to tell other than itlooks great so far. Hope this helps!
multi with yearly touch up
Hi Dave, Krypton is technically a multi-season paint, but for it to have multi-season protection, it generally needs 1 coat applied of paint per season, and it harsh climates and waters, sometimes more than 1 coat per season is necessary.
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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.
JD Tech Team
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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First time user.
Bought a gallon in teal for my 79 O'Day 23. Covered my bottom with about 1.5 coats total, and I will say it's the first time I've ever painted a boat bottom. The videos posted were a big help. I'd advise anyone to mix real well before application, I spent a good 5-10 minutes mixing everything with a paint stick, careful not to spill any. Went on easy with a 3/8 nap roller. Excited to see how it does this season on Lake Erie!
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...