TotalBoat Spartan is a multi-season antifouling bottom paint that provides excellent protection in both salt & fresh water. The constant exposure of new paint film to the water continuously releases biocides that protect the hull against barnacles, algae & hydroids.
Spartan's ablative copolymer base contains 45% copper and renders a smooth finish with a high level of durability and abrasion resistance. For universal application over all types of properly prepared bottom paints (except aluminum). For use on fast fiberglass boats, as well as wood and steel hulls.
Available in Blue and Black, in quart and gallon sizes; Red and Teal in gallons only.
Buy a Gallon and get a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, abrasive pad, 1 pair latex gloves, & 2 wooden stir sticks.
Buy a Quart and receive a pair of latex gloves, abrasive pad, & a 10" stir stick.
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HIGH COPPER CONTENT: 45% Cuprous Oxide
COVERAGE: 400 square feet/gallon
USE: High Foul Conditions, Multi-Season all waters
COMPARE TO: Interlux Micron CSC, Pettit Horizons, SeaHawk Cukote
SURFACE PREPARATION: Surface must always be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to painting. Failure to do so will lead to eventually blistering and/or peeling. All sanded surfaces must be wiped clean with a dewaxer to remove sanding residue.
GENERAL APPLICATION: For use on boats below the true waterline. Can be brushed or rolled on fiberglass, wood, steel and previously painted surfaces per application system below. Do not use on aluminum. Apply at least two coats for best performance as the life of the paint is proportional to the number of coats applied. Mix thoroughly and stir continuously while using.
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 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 AF Paint
Is this compatible with previous coats of Micron CSC? What prep is necessary to use overMicron CSC
Yes, just a light sanding and solvent clean then apply.
I will be painting this boat for the first time this spring. The hull has never been painted, still gell coat. Should the hull be barrier coated? Next question I have is the boat has 2 bravo 3 outdrives. What works the best on the drives.All my other boats have been lift kept so this is the first boat I ve bottom painted. Just doing my homework so I get it right the first time.Thanks
If the boat is going to be kept in the water then a barrier coat is a good idea, it will prevent blisters down the road. Take a look at our TotalBoat Outdrive AF Antifouling Paint.
I will be painting a Rinker 334. 34 foot hull 12 foot beam. I will be putting on 2 coats. How many gallons do you estimate it will take?
Two gallons should do 2 coats.
How many gallons would it take roughly to paint a 17.5 ft, wrap windshield/console, sea hunt with two coats?
I have used Spartan for the last two years now - very happy with it. I get two coats out of a gallon on my Cal 29 which is 24' LWL (fin keel)
1 gallon should leave you some extra.
1 to 1.5 gallons
2 gallons would be plenty to do 2 coats. It is a great product. Having good results in the lower Chesapeake Bay.
Do I have to remove the old bottom paint?
No, Power washing the bottom paint is enough. I am on the 2nd season for your paint and still clean.
If the old paint is sticking just clean it, maybe a light scrub, and paint over it. Make sure you get off any loose paint.
I did not remove the old paint. I did have the bottom power washed and I sanded / cleaned any areas the power washing missed. The paint has been on now for 2 months, and is holding up well.
Soft growth control?
How many hours long after painting with Spartan do I have to wait before putting the boat in the water
how is this product do with all the heat we have in florida?
cannot answer with 100% accuracy, but in warmer than normal water here this paint with the high copper content performed better than most paints I have used. All paints are a gamble until you actually use them. Good luck
I've been using Pettit Trinidad SR for a few years with no complaints (other than the cost!) - can Spartan go over the top, after a good 80grit rub of course?
yes not problem.
How does Spartan compare to Micron 66?
This paint should compare well to micron even though I have never used micron.Been in the water about 2 months now in the ft myers beach area and bottom and waterline are staying clean! Would recommend!
have not used the micron, but this paint worked well for me. The high copper is the key.
Can you use this on a trailer sailor boat?
As a general wood sealer (combined with linseed oil) I don't know why not.
Yes, this is a copolymer ablative like Micron CSC which is a little harder than a straight ablative.
Good product for the price
Both cans had dents in then during shipping. The plastic ring around lid helped
Spartans Ablative Bottom Paint
Accessories came with the paint. Very thoughtful of Jamestown.
Cape Charles VA
Good quality paint that goes on well.
This seems to be a good product that is easy to apply and covers well. Time will tell how well it resists growth.
Morehead City NC
easy to apply, good coverage
great coverage, easy to apply
excellent product easy to apply.
product poured readily with little mixing solvents kept the copper blended with the paint without a thick deposit of copper on the bottom of the can like many other ablative anti-fouling products.
ellicott city MD
2015 Full Season Review
In previous season I have used a high copper (70%) competitor due to high barnacle growth and weed fouling in my mooring location (Navesink river, NJ). This season was going to be short for me due to various familial engagements so I though I'd try 'Spartan' as it is considerably cheaper and if it didn't work I haven't lost too much.Application was easy, although paint is quite runny so could be messy although the flipside to that is it made it easy to get a good stir going to agitate the active ingredients.One Gallon (black) covered two coats for me - (24' lwl, fin keel 5' draft)During the season I found no issues with barnacles or weed but slime build up was quite high - easy enough to brush off.On pulling 'Destiny' for the winter I could see the full results, the hull and keel were all still clear of barnacles and weed except for the last 6" of the keel where I settle in the mud at low tide, the abrasion here must have rubbed the paint off and I did have a fair number of barnacles so I think it safe to say the evidence shows the paint worked!Will I be using it for the 2016 season? - absolutely!**** Fours stars only because of the slime but otherwise would have been 5*
First impressions: Mixed easy, rolled out smooth, rich sheen.
Two of the first three gallons we ordered were so damaged in shipping they never arrived, but we liked the real person at Jamestown who called us and handled our order and the we liked how the first gallon rolled out. So we reordered two gallons and waited a week and they arrived in good order, along with two more "pillsbury doughboy" white Tyvek suits, rollers and trays. The three gallons gave our Fastnet 45 two coats. It looks great now, but we're interested in how it lasts and how it works over time. Nice people, personal attention to detail, good prices. Thumbs up!
TotalBoat Spartan Bottom Paint
The shipping carrier was pretty rough in handling the gallon paint can, and could have caused a problem if the gallon container broke. The lid was sealed and no issue, but the bottom of the can was dented and deformed by the carrier's rough handling.