TotalBoat Spartan is a multi-season 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 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 pr latex gloves, 1 roll of masking tape, & 2 wooden stir sticks.
Buy a Quart & get 1 pr of latex gloves, abrasive pad, & a 10" stir stick.
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HIGH COPPER CONTENT: 45% Cuprous Oxide
USE: High Fouling Conditions, Multi-Season all waters
COMPARE TO: Interlux Micron CSC, Pettit Horizons, Sea Hawk 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
400 sq. ft. per gallon
PERSONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
This product is hazardous according to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames. and hot surfaces. Do not get in eyes, skin, or on clothing. Do not breathe vapors or spray mist. Do not eat, drink, or smoke when using this product. Avoid releases of this product to the environment. Wear proper personal protection for eyes, skin, arms, and hands. Wear a proper respirator, if needed. Before using this product, please read and understand all safety information in the SDS (Safety Data Sheet).
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Copper AF Paint
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?
Twin Vee powercat
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.
How many gallons would it take roughly to paint a 17.5 ft, wrap windshield/console, sea hunt with two coats?
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.
1 gallon should leave you some extra.
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)
Do I have to remove the old bottom 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.
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.
No, Power washing the bottom paint is enough. I am on the 2nd season for your paint and still clean.
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.
Perfect for what I needed
I love in SE GA and needed something to put on my 24ft Chaparral and one gallon was more then enough. applied a heavy first coat and will run back and touch up some more areas where i see fit. Good multi season product.
I would buy this again-
The bottom paint went on really easy and nicely i was surprised at the coverage i was able to get -with other paints in the past i took 1.5 gallons to give it 2 coats , With this paint i still have one fifth (1/5) of the can left....
TotalBoat Spartan Bottom Paint
This is my 3rd time buying this bottom paint and it continues to work great keeping the boat free of growth. The paint is easy to apply, goes on smooth. JD had the paint in stock and arrived quickly. I like that this paint comes with a kit which includes, coveralls, breathing mask and painting supplies. The paint is difficult to remove from skin and impossible from clothes so the coveralls are important.
This paint really worked well on my houseboat last year! My boats engines are not working so the boat was at the dock all summer, but this paint held up very well. Much better than any other bottom paint I've used. Definitely worth the price. However, be aware it goes on thick so I ended up using more than expected for 2 coats.
The product worked fine; the shipping was inconsistent.
I've ordered two batches of four gallons of this bottom paint to stock up for hauling my boat. The first batch was impressively packed, actually triple packed to protect the heavy one gallon cans. The second shipment was so poorly packed the single case with a single line of tape fell apart as it was being lifted in the delivery truck. All four cans were dented, but fortunately didn't leak. They will have to be mixed by hand, are too deformed to mix in a shaker. Also no roller kits were received, although they were listed on the shipping invoice. Quite a disappointment. Would only recommend this if future shipments meet the quality of that first shipment.
SPARTAN MULTI SEASON ABLATIVE
I LIVE IN THE VA ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOTTOM PAINT FOR MY REGION. PULLED THE BOAT AT THE END OF THE SEASON - NOTHING ON THE BOTTOM -ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOTTOM PAINT FOR THIS REGION AND IT IS REASONABLY PRICED.
CAPE CHARLES VA
Great bottom paint for Florida!
I was buying Micron CSC and now find Spartan to be just as good at a much lower price. I leave my boat in the Florida water for 3 years and only do some light scrubbing in the 3rd year. At haul out a pressure washing takes it right down.