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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, and 2 QT size paint pots - 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 I add a touch of pigment made for polyester resin to the white Total Bilge product?
JD has not tested any pigments with this product.
This product is mentioned on a website that says it can be used to paint a bird bath basin. Does anyone know if this will work successfully?
It will not hold up to prolonged submersion.
Can this be tinted light blue and used in live well?
JD does not sell a suitable tint for TotalBilge. A better coating would be gelcoat: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2085
Does this product need a hardener? I am seeing some post saying that it isn't drying completely after a week. What temperature range does this need to be applied in and for how long to fully cure?
TotalBoat TotalBilge Epoxy Bilge Paint is one-part. It should be applied in a dry environment with a surface temperature of at least 50 degrees. It will take @ 16 hours to fully cure, less if temp is warmer. You can find more information about application temperatures at this link: https://doc.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/pdfs/TotalBoat/totalboat-totalbilge-1.2.18-tds.pdf
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
It seems to cover nice and really looks good. I just put the product on my boat so I don't know how well it will last. It really does seem like a tough product.
I would purchase this product again, and did.
I am restoring an early 1961 Pearson Triton, I'm using the total bilge product to cover painted plywood features in the cabin, along with fiberglass and the bilge area. The product is working as described, but give some extra time to dry. I put back some recessed plywood access panels after a few days of drying, and when I went to remove themthey stuck a bit to the other painted surface, I touched up a few of the contact areas, let dry several more days and everything seems fine. The wood was old and dry so I did apply two pretty thick coats. I need to see how durable the painted surfaces will be.
Landlocked in Ohio
Mount Vernon Ohio
I Plan To Order More
I used it on a 19 Ft, 25 year old fiberglass boat to seal the inside of storage compartments that are exposed to water. I also coated a sheet of marine plywood that fits inside a seat I was repairing. In addition I used it on the plywood surrounding a wet well compartment. In some places the original gel coat had cracked. I first sealed the cracks with white 3M 5200 sealant. Then applied the TotalBilge Epoxy paint over everything. It stuck to the 3M sealer without any problems. The areas I painted look like new again. My only con is that I would have preferred a satin finish versus the gloss finish. If you don't cover any fine cracks with the 3M 5200, after painting they will reappear. So the TotalBilge was poor at covering thin line cracks.
Royal Oak, MI
Easy to apply
I used this inside some hanging lockers. Rolled on easy and tipped out great. Make sure if working in a tight space you use a respirator. The fumes can be strong.
Fort Myers Florida
Bilge Paint Isn't Just for Bilges
I searched long and hard for a paint that would perform well on metalworking machinery. The oils, cutting fluids, lubricants, etc. that are used on lathes, milling machines, grinders, and so forth are tuff on paints and finishes. Anticipating that bilge paint might fit the bill, I gave it a try. It appears that it will be durable but you will have to let it dry beyond the period of time recommended on the label. It remains tacky for a few days even in warm weather. Purchase the thinner recommended for the product when buying the paint. It is necessary to blend paint lines. The grey color is pleasing.
This product met my needs
We used the paint for the inside of our bird bath. It was recommended by a specialist.
I bought this product to seal my concrete birdbath. It worked perfectly! It was the only product I could find that truly protected the concrete and was safe for my birds.
Christy the bird lover
Difficult But Very White Paint
First, the good news, Very Bright White Paint - So Far. See if it yellows, but it starts out appliance white. Second, nice gloss. Cons. Very difficult to apply well. First, APPLY ONLY THIN COATS. Saw one comment that it did not dry. Almost certain that was because it was applied too heavy and not thinned. IMHO, and despite the label, you need to thin this paint unless you are glopping it on an uneven surface. If you are using it in lockers or smooth surfaces, it must be thinned. Second, very hard to maintain a wet edge. Roll one strip and tip it off with a brush IMMEDIATELY. Seriously, this paint goes off like a rocket and once it does, it will not wet out. You will see everything - especially with the gloss. As far as the second coat, unless you let it dry for days, don't even bother with sandpaper. It stays too soft and will only clog it. Instead, use a 3m pad. Green or red works fast. It clogs too, but takes much longer. Also, the paint is really absorbed into raw wood, like plywood edges or any sand throughs in prior paint. I recommend hitting them first, wait a few hours and then put on your first coat - or use a primer. Finally, it really takes two even three coats, if thinned to get a smooth even gloss that is opaque and does not show defects from the old paint.In short, this product may be what it is called: Bilge paint. Using it for cabinets or lockers may require too much effort and other products may be better. On the other hand, if it stays bright white, it may be worth it (most other whites yellow up pretty fast). We will see.
Marina Del Rey, CA
I would buy this product again.
Only reason I'm giving 4 stars is due to packaging. The gallon can I received was so beat up that is won't sit flat. Other than that I'm very pleased with the product.
Great quality product, brushed on well, excellent finish.