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
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I have a 1965 Hatteras hull. The bilge has never been painted. Is this a good product for this purpose.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May I use this paint for a bath tub ?
I have no idea. I have used it in the wooden boat I am building. Looks great so far. Very easy to apply.
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.
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.
I honestly can't give an answer for that question.Sorry
I would not recommend it
You could it doesn't cover to well. Ok if tub is white. Use a foam roller. Aleast two coats . Goodluck
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?
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
Glenn-Thanks for the answer. How many coats did you use and did you sand between coats?Ron
Stephen-Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions for an alternative that will hold up under standing water?Best Regards,Ron
no it will peel eventually in a standing water condition
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.
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!
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
Is this a gloss paint or sim i gloss?
Gloss. Goes on easily and covers in one coat if properly primed.
More of a sim-i-gloss
It seems pretty glossy to me, which should help when cleaning the bilge.
I purchased gloss and it looks great and covers very well hope it works for you
I would say it turns out to be more of a gloss...something dirt has a hard time sticking to. I used it in my bilge so I wasn't looking for a perfect finish, just a thorough covering, which it did. It is a nice hard, smooth finish that filled all the little voids.
CHRISTOPHER M JOHNSON
Looks semi-gloss to me
Sorry do not remember much of anything other than it smells to high heaven when applying... Thinking semi gloss but not positive.
Do you need to use a primer before putting on over clear epoxy?
no, sand / prep / clean and roll or brush it on. fantastic product.
I think you are fine putting it right on...the only problem i have had with this paint is in standing water conditions in the bilge.
I put mine over pentatrating epoxy (2 coats) and it did fine.
No, just scuff or sand to give profile for adhesion. Then vaccuum and wipe down with solvent for good clen surface.This stuff is rugged so where a breathing apparatus or lots of fresh air. Dries really hard and maintains shine. I painted the fish hold on my tuna boat and I am really pleased with the way it has lasted
I would buy this product again.
I would buy this product again.It went on easy and dried fast.
Bay. City ,Michigan
Paint went on easy covered well. Dry to touch in 8 hrs ok to walk on but took a week to harden enough to put out deck chairs. I put chairs out after 3 days and the legs bunched the paint up where the legs made contact.
Great paint. Flows smoothly, covers everything and dries to a very hard, shiny, slick finish. It is too slick to be walking on, so non-skid should be applied to any walking areas.By the way, I also bought black vinyl spray paint and painted the wiring harnesses before painting the bilge and all looks like new.
This was the perfect product for my minor boat repai
My bilge had worn since new. Had some of the underlayment exposed. This paint did the trick and looks great
I used TotalBilge to paint the inside of our transom and deck lazzerettes applied with a small roller for the large areas and brush for tight spots and corners. Heed others warnings that this paint has some serious fumes so ventilation and a vapor mask are both must haves. Coverage was quite good and we needed to apply only 2 coats for a good uniform finish. Flow was also good with no brush or roller marks left behind. The only disappointment I found was that even after 2 full weeks of temperatures ranging from the mid 60's to low 80's, the paint can still be removed with an acetone wipe. I had hoped for a harder finish but it shouldn't be an issue for my usage. Overall, I like this paint and will consider using it again should the need arise.
SV Nauti Dreams
Gray Bilge Paint applied to bare wood.
Although this paint does cover nicely, After a week, I'm still waiting for it to dry. I need to apply another coat or two but as of yet have not been able to finish my project.
Stafford springs, CT
Covers well and has good adhesion. It's a little soft for my like, but have little experience with other products to compare. I had one coat of primer and two coats of total bilge. Instead of hard epoxy she'll like finish, it is softer and more flexible. It cleans up easily and we'll see how it performs with time. Also, make sure you let first coat dry a good 3 days before lite sand and 2nd coat.
I used this to paint the engine room walls and I'm very pleased with the way the paint went on (rolled) and flowed out. I added 120ml of the gray to one Gal of white to tone it down just slightly. My goal was to have bright/reflective walls without appearing to stark....mission accomplished! The next phase will be to repaint the bilge.
worked great, very pleased with all of the Total Boat produc
Paint went on easily and dried slick and smooth. I sanded and used the 2 part primer first. I think one coat would have been sufficient but decided to do two coats to make sure I did not miss any spots.
tough as nails
Tough as nails , used it inside my dinghy and in an old Fiberglas shower stall , love it