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TotalBoat Spartan is a multi-season marine antifouling bottom paint that provides excellent protection in salt water & fresh water. The constant exposure of new paint film to the water continuously releases biocides that protect against barnacles, algae & hydroids.
Spartan's ablative copolymer base contains 38% 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, steel, and iron hulls, below the waterline only.
Available in Blue and Black, in quart and gallon sizes; Red and Green in gallons only.
Buy a Gallon and get a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, abrasive pad, 1 roll of masking tape, & 2 wooden stir sticks.
Buy a Quart & get an abrasive pad & a 10" stir stick.
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IMPORTANT! The TotalBoat Spartan paint you receive will have one of two EPA numbers. All Spartan paints have the same effective formula, and similar colors, but depending on the EPA number, will use different thinners and solvents. Look on the can label to find the EPA number, then refer to the Technical Data Sheet at left that matches the number on your can. The data below is for cans with EPA number 60061-71-89049. If the EPA number on your can is 74681-2-89049, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet for that number.
Info for cans with EPA number 60061-71-89049
Thinning (Brush/Roller Application)
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
Thinning (Spray Application)
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Surface Prep Solvents
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Primer (Bare Fiberglass / Bare Steel / Iron)
TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat Primer (not for use on aluminum)
500 sq. ft. per gallon
Number of Coats
3/16'' nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover
Airless or conventional
Provides superior multi-season protect in high fouling conditions.
Easy to apply by brushing, rolling, or spraying.
Smooth finish can be burnished for increased fuel efficiency and greater speed.
Ablative finish minimizes paint build-up on the bottom of your hull.
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Copper AF Paint
I'm hoping to bottom paint my boat between high tides, which means the paint would only get to dry a few hours before getting wet. What is the shortest drying time before "launching" and getting the paint wet?
Dry Time to Launch: 6 hours @ 90ÂºF, 10 hours @ 70ÂºF, 16 hours @ 50ÂºF
Last year I applied two coats of Spartan teal over barrier coat. I only need a small amount for touch up this year. As Spartan teal is not available in quarts, can you recommend another multi-year ablative that is?
It's not likely to be a perfect match but you could use Micron CSC.
The specification sheet shows under Physical properties showsSeasonal Protection: MultiLaunch Window: Within 2 weeks of painting.This causes me to question the possible conflict of the two specifications.If we pull the boat for the winter do we lose the multi season properties based on the boat being out of the water? This is a great lakes boat.
The two week window only applies to the first launch after applying the paint. Many good ablative paints can dry out over the winter and then go for another seasonHowever, this paint was a total failure on my boat in Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey. Fouled heavily before the first season was over. Will not use it again.
That's a great question, that I myself have asked. It did pretty well inBuzzards Bay last year, but I assume when they say to launch within 2 weeksthat they mean it's only Multi-season if you leave your boat in the water,
Hi Jamestown and hi Bob, I can and will answer your question as far as my 27' Boston Whaler being in salt water in the Northeast!Â I tryed this bottom paint starting 2 years ago. It has far surpassed my expectations for it keeping the bottom clean and Barnacle free! The only area I had any problem was at the scum line just above the boat stripe but this washed off after hauling easily!Launched the 2nd year and the only area I repainted was the waterline area! The Boat came out of the water just as clean as the year before! I love this bottom paint and I know for a fact that the Northeast water conditions are much harder to control than in fresh water...thats my take! Good luck Bob.Â
Hi Tom, no conflict between specifications. After applying new paint, or after the boat is hauled, you have roughly 2 weeks before the cuprous oxide in the paint forms an oxide 'skin' on the paint. The resin system and biocide combination allows the paint to be reactivated by very lightly sanding, or scuffing with a light abrasive such as a Scotchbrite pad, either within 2 weeks of launching, or after the boat has been launched to reactivate the biocide in the paint. Depending on fouling in an area and boat usage, we recommend 1-2 coats of Spartan per season.
JD Tech Associate
The launch window for Spartan Bottom paint is within 2 weeks. If the boat isn't launched within that time and goes to, say, 1 month, what effect does that have on the paint? What should I do if that happens?
Need to paint now, launch later
The biocide in Spartan is the cuprous oxide, which after about 2 weeks of not being submerged, becomes oxidized, preventing the copper from being an active biocide. The quick way to fix this is to lightly sand or scuff, even with a Scotchbrite pad before commissioning the boat, or a light scuff with an abrasive type pad right after the boat goes in. This will in effect, reactivate the paint.
JD Tech Associate
Hello, I am absolutely new to refinishing fiberglass. I have a Seadoo with a yucky 1990's teal hull. I am wanting to repaint the hull black. I need some help!Is this the right paint to use on a fiberglass PWC hull?Other than sanding the original hull/clear coat down, is there additional prep I need to do to the surface before painting? Any help is greatly appreciated. Total Newbie!
There are many great paints that will brighten up your seadoo hull, but this isn't one of them. This paint is an anti-fouling paint for the bottom of boats that stay in the waterLook at their Wet Edge topside paint.Their products are excellent and they will help you with your projectRemember 90% of the project is in surface prep.Have fun.Garrett
Bottom paints are intended to be applied to areas of a boat that arecontinuously submerged, as they are formulated to stop or resist marinegrowth. A PWC will usually not be left in the water, so bottom paint is notappropriate, and a waste of money.A better choice would be a high quality epoxy or urethane paint. A hardpaint would resist the inevitable abrasion damage from trailering, orbeaching. Two coats of the primer recommended for the chosen paint willensure the finish coat will perform.As for surface prep, the existing gelcoat should be scuffed up, so theprimer will key. Solutions are available that can be applied to allow goodadhesion.So, decide on the finish paint, buy the primer for that paint, prepare thesurface for that primer, apply the primer, lightly sand the primer to asmooth surface, and apply the finish paint. Applying with fine nap rollerswill probably give you the best results.Jim
This product is not designed for use above the waterline. It is designed for constant immersion in the water to prevent marine growth. You want to get a topside type paint for your application, such as Wet Edge Topside Paint. Topside just refers to above the waterline.
JD Tech Associate
Totalboat Spartan applicable over JD Select . . compatibility?
I have used TotalBoat Spartan bottom paint with good results, but I applied it over Interlux Micron, not JD Select. Therefore, I cannot comment on the compatibility with that product.
Yes, Spartan can be applied over JD select. No issues with Compatibility.
JD Tech Associate
My boat was in the Wareham, Ma Weweantic river . Brackish water. This river is very rich with organic material , a good environment for barnacles and slime. I painted by power catamaran with spartan paint last August , haul out Oct 31 only only needed light washing with hose and bush. Spartan ablative bottom paint is good for 1 1/2 seasons. . Instructions say to abrade surface with 3m maroon pad. Now the paint or surface is ready for another season. My question is after abrading the spartan paint how long can I wait to launch in the river?
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After abrading Spartan, you have 2 weeks to launch before you would have to abrade again.
JD Tech Associate
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.
Was a breeze
The paint went on very well and even. We were thoroughly impressed with the coating that was conducted. Time will tell.. The only negative thing I have to say, shipping, horrible - the cans arrived beat up so bad one was actually open and leaking in the box. Honestly, I have no idea how they could even stay sealed for the most part as I have never seen a can so warped. Fortunately, all is good and 100% not on Jamestown, but the delivery service. At this point I would recommend this product.
Saint Augustine, FL
I will use this product again.
Goes on easy and even. Excellent bottom paint and I liked getting everything with the paint to do the job. Great job Jamestown Dist.
Beach Haven, NJ
I would buy this product again
Multi season bottom paint. This is the second time we used this product and it worked well in RI coastal waters.
I would buy this again.
I put 3 coats on my trawler (1st coat blue, 2nd & 3rd black). Pulled boat after 24 months, blue was just beginning to show thru)
St Augustine, FL
THE BEST BOTTOM PAINT
What a difference after being painted.Great results
Most pleased with the ease of purchasing the paint and nice touch in providing all items needed to apply the bottom paint. The paint went on smoothly with excellent coverage. Based on the positive reviews, I'm looking forward to two years of use with minor touch ups after first year.
Long Island, New York
Lasts three years
Boat is in St Johns River and never moves. One quick coat is laststill three years. Very happy with performance
If the paint holds up I will use it again.....time will tell
This is the first time using this product. I'll let you know how it held up when I pull the boat in a few months.
Cudjoe Key Fl.
I would definitely purchase this product again!
First application was spring 2018 on a Boston Whaler and Com-Pac sailboat. Recently pulled them for winter commission, and both hulls had only a little slim on them.No barnacles! Amazing.
Cape Cod Bob
Cape Cod, MA
Very impressed with the TotalBoat Spartan. My boat has been in a slip since April and is used a couple of times per week. Pulled out yesterday to do some maintenance work and was amazed at how clean the bottom was. A little slime on the side that gets sun (washed off with a quick powerwashing), dock side was totally clean. Very impressed with how well this paint has held up.