TotalBilge is a long-lasting, epoxy-based bilge paint specifically formulated to protect your bilge, bulkhead, and locker areas. The constant exposure to harmful marine elements like heat, humidity, mildew, grease and grime requires a superior bilge barrier solution to resist moisture and repel most oils, acids, alkyds and solvents right on the spot.
When compared to the top brand name bilge paints, TotalBilge stands up to the test. The single-component paint is easy to apply, dries quickly, and provides excellent coverage with a much harder surface finish. In addition, TotalBilge is easy to clean and does not lift, mildew, or stain over time.
Available in Gray & White colors, in Quart and Gallon sizes.
Bonus: Each order includes 2 stir sticks, 2 QT size paint pots, and 1 pair of latex gloves - a $10 value.
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TotalBoat TotalBilge Features:
Hard, durable film that will not lift.
Superior moisture resistance.
Increased alkali resistance over alkyds.
Shouldn't need thinning on fiberglass or primed surfaces. Use TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100: 5-10% to increase flow in warm conditions; 1st coat on bare wood substrates should be thinned 10%.
TotalBoat TotalProtect - only mandatory on metals, but may be used on properly prepared wood and fiberglass, if desired.
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, xylene, or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
250-300 sq. ft. per gallon
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including titanium dioxide, ethylbenzene, silica crystalline, and cumene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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Can the white be tinted to match the light brown in many boats .. and what type of tint. TY
I don't know.I've only used the gray.Good paint though.
Yes, but you will need to find an accommodating hardware store to figure out the ratios
This can be tinted by adding Wet Edge Topside paint up to 20%. Any more than that can modify the performance of the paint. We do not advise going to hardware stores for paint tints, as they are not all compatible (some customers have tried this and been very frustrated with the outcome).
JD Tech Associate
Can "TotalBilge" in white be tinted?
Excellent product, holds up well. Fumes initially, a fan to exhaust ishelpful.Ralph
I don't see why not.
TotalBilge can be tinted with up to 20% Wet Edge Topside paint. More than 20% can detract from TotalBilge's performance. We do not recommend hardware store tints, as not all are compatible, and can give poor performance or adhesion.
JD Tech Associate
GREAT USED IT UNDER MY SWIM PLATFORM ALSOÂ
I have a 1965 Hatteras hull. The bilge has never been painted. Is this a good product for this purpose.
I have applied this paint to a new boat that I am building but have not launched it yet. The most I can say is that it went on well and leaves a bright surface. DFMobile Unit
Absolutely. Cleans up easy, durable, forgiving to apply, good color, and (once the paint dries and the solvents go away) it smells clean and fresh. I was astounded how much of a difference it can make to be in a boat before and after painting the bilge. Not to mention it can be easier to spot any foreign fluids or items that happen to find their way into the bilge.
JD Tech Associate
Yes, this is a very good product. I applied it to my boat bilge and I was impressed at how well it covered and sealed. The gray color looks great.
i used on the bilge of my sailboat 1.5 years ago. seems to be tough stuff. pretty stinky when applied so make sure to wear a resperator or have some ventilation. I would buy again. wish there were more color choices.
I've used this paint on several bilges and have been totally satisfied. The guys on Total Boat's hot line are great for tech questions.
I have used some of the TotalBilge paint and love it!! I am looking to paint my Cat Deisel engine and a lot of the guys on the forums are using Rustoleum oil enamel with good results. I am not painting the high temp exhaust components, only the block, oil pan, and engine accessories. Can you tell me the temperature rating of this paint?Thanks!
Use Jamestown's Moeller Engine Spray Paint for CaT. It comes in spray can. Epoxy paint cures harder with heat but too much heat will hurt the paint and epoxy will burn.I wouldÂ not use epoxy based paint on the engine. Use an engine paint.Â All engines, even diesels still get veryÂ hot andÂ you should only use a paint designed for use in that environment. Â Their are paints that are good to 500 degrees and others for exhaust areas that are good to 2000 degrees. Â
I would not recommend this for anything you can not comfortably leave your hand on continuously (120-130 deg. F). I would also do a small test for proper adhesion and performance in a small inconspicuous location before committing to the whole project.
JD Tech Associate
I would like to paint the interior floor of my Lumberyard Skiff with this material. The floor is plywood with a couple of coats of Seafin on it which is not durable enough. So two questions - OK to paint over the Seafin teak oil and since it is a gloss to semi-gloss finish will it be too slick to walk on?
You will need to remove the Seafin Teal Oil and clean well. The Bilge paint doesn't contain UV inhibitors and will fade in time, I'd recommend Totalboat Total Tread deck paint with non-skid in it.
JD Tech Team
Can i use this paint for my sailboat's integral fiberglass potable water tank?
Not on the inside of the tank, only the outside.
JD Tech Team
Hello...I am planning to try your TotalBilge product this year for my wooden sailboat bilges. I have used Bilgekote in the past, and one of my preferred methods when using the Interlux paints is to flatten the paint with their flattening agent. I notice that TotalBoat does not supply a flattening agent. Would the Interlux version work with this bilge paint?
Yes, you can flatten wet edge with the Interlux flattening agent.
JD Tech Team
I'm looking to paint the forepeak of my sailboat and need to know the approximate coverage I can expect from a quart assuming 2 coats applied. What is typical coverage?
A quart will do 80 to 100 sq.ft. per coat.
JD Tech Team
May I use this paint for a bath tub ?
You could it doesn't cover to well. Ok if tub is white. Use a foam roller. Aleast two coats . Goodluck
I would not recommend it
I honestly can't give an answer for that question.Sorry
Not sure but don't think it would be my first choice. Polyurethane paint may be a better choice but adhesion would be my biggest concern. Think paint specifically for bath tub and sink refinish are sold. Suggest google it.
No I would recommend a two part epoxy and a non skid additive for the tub bottom surface. Total Boat products are an excellent choice. Good lock with the project.
I have no idea. I have used it in the wooden boat I am building. Looks great so far. Very easy to apply.
Is this paint compatible for areas in the bilge where there is standing water on top of it for extender periods of time? If not, is there another more suitable paint?
Yes,It will do fine in standing water.It is a very hard, durable bilge paint. I used it in my bilge 2 years ago and it is doing a great job. As far as preparation...I did get the bilge very dry and cleaned the superficial dirt, greasy gunk off. I didn't really sand a whole lot but I got the bilge as clean as I could. I ended up putting 2 coats on but the paint has no issues and looks pretty good (for a bilge). Hope this helps!Chris
CHRISTOPHER M JOHNSON
This is what we painted the bilge with... it does occasionally have oil or water sitting on it... seems to be holding up fine, however it's only been a year....not sure how long before it will need to be painted again!
This paint is very hard after it dries. I used it in my fish ho,d for bluefin tuna and have hd no problems. It is much more resilient than bilgekote or any other paint like product.
no it will peel eventually in a standing water condition
Stephen-Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions for an alternative that will hold up under standing water?Best Regards,Ron
Glenn-Thanks for the answer. How many coats did you use and did you sand between coats?Ron
Because its an epoxy, after it kicks off you will need to scuff it up with a scotch bride pad. Vaccuum and wipe down with acetone. OR you can lay on a thin coat with a foam roller, wait 30 minutes and then roll a second coat on. That should be enough. The gray is dark so I bought a qt of white and gray and mixed them together to yield a softer medium gray. They are the same chemical make up except fopr the pigment so you can intermix to make any shade you like. Have a respirator on, this stuff is rugged and you will want a fan for ventilation
yes I would buy again
Coated the bilge really well
Doesn't seem to "cure"
I'm in Florida. Used this product on a couple of different boats. Four weeks later and it still hasn't "cured" completely. Will never buy again. Lesson learned: "one part epoxy" is just too good to be true... so it isn't. Back to catalyzed bilge paints for me.
Painting the bilge
I bought this paint because it was a one step process. Worked beautifully. Easy on, no mess no fuss...clean and white looks great! Applied it in 65 degree weather with absolutely no problems.
Definitely will use again
Building a cat ketch sailboat and used Total Bilge in the under bunk areas, super white color, hard and glossy. Very satisfied with the coverage.
Slick, hard "old school" bilge look
Vacuumed the areaUsed a chip brushPainted food holding cubbiesHard clean scrubable surfaceGreat product
I am a repeat buyer!
Great paint, verytough and stands up to high traffic areas in our fleet.Also works well on exterior metal doors exposed to salty air.
Seaside Heights NJ
Definitely the right paint to use
Rebuilding a 1982 Baja jet boat. Took out Ford 460 motor, replaced, glassed and epoxied0all stringers. This was exactly what I needed to paint the engine area in the back of the boat. It went on nice and thick, and didn't run at all. Really only needed one coat.
Jet Boat Lover
This stuff is great!
So far I have used it on the floor and bilge in my engine compartment on my Vanguard. it is tough as nails, brightens up the area and generally looks great. Easy to use and goes on nicely, you will need a minimum of two coats but that is true of almost any paint.I will be ordering more soon.
I purchased this for a small bilge area of my jet boat. Cleaned everything well and applied a first coat. I let it dry 2 days and applied another coat, then let it dry for a week. When I had to work in the boat again I found the paint still tacky and it would sag where I stepped on it. Now instead of a smooth bilge the bottom is all wrinkley. I wrote the company but no response. I will add a third coat after all new engine work is done and hope that works. 2 weeks later and some areas are still not dry.