TotalProtect is a universal high-build epoxy primer & barrier coat. Use above and below the waterline to prevent & repair gelcoat blistering. It eliminates the possibility of water absorption & migration, the major cause of fiberglass hull blisters.
TotalProtect is also an excellent anticorrosive primer for all underwater metals including aluminum, steel, lead, cast iron, stainless & bronze & is compatible with all antifouling paints. This 2-part 3:1 ratio system is easy to mix, dries quickly & requires no sanding.
Available in Quart & Gallon kits in White and Gray colors.
Bonus: Each Gallon order includes a free paint roller frame, 3/8-in. nap solvent-safe roller cover, metal tray, stir stick, paint suit, 2-in. chip brush, roll 1-in. painter's tape & 1 pr. latex gloves. Each Quart order includes: free stir stick, 2-in. chip brush, and 1 pr. latex gloves.
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Universal epoxy primer & barrier coat for above and below the waterline
Prevents and repairs gelcoat blistering issues on fiberglass boats
Eliminates water absorption
Excellent for corrosion prevention on all underwater metals
Apply by roller or spray
May be thinned up 10%
Durable, flexible epoxy barrier
Compare to Interlux Interprotect 2000E, Pettit Protect, and other high-build marine epoxy barrier coatings
Specifications & Instructions
Quart Size Kit Includes: 3/4 quart base component & 1/2 pint activator (makes 1 quart of mixed product). Note: Containers will not come filled completely.
Gallon Size Kit Includes 3/4 gallon base component & 1 quart of activator. Note: Base container will not be completely filled so you can pour the activator into it and mix.
Color: Gray or White
Vehicle Type: Epoxy Resin
Number of Components: 2
Coverage: Estimated coverage @ 2 mils dry thickness per coat is 400 sq. ft. per gallon
Application Method: Brush, solvent-safe roller (# of coats depends on roller cover—see below), or spray equipment
Average Dry Time: At 75°F, TotalProtect dries to the touch in about 2 hours.
Recoat Time (TP over TP): 3-48 hours @ 75°F
Overcoat Time (Antifoulant over TP): 5-7 hours @ 75°F
Note: Sand with 80 grit and recoat if you miss these windows
Induction Period: Allow a 20-minute induction period before reduction and application
Reducing: Reduce up to 10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
Cleanup: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Application Temperature: Not for use where air, material, or substrate temperature is below 50°F or above 90°F.
Pot Life: 5 hours
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 10 mils, typically 4 to 5 coats (depends on application, see below)
Recommended Brush: Chip brush (4-5 coats)
1/8-in. Nap Roller Cover: 6-7 coats
1/4-in. Nap Roller Cover: 5 coats
3/8-in. Nap Roller Cover: 4 coats
Spray: 4-5 coats
Shelf Life: 24 months or more
Note: Do not use over 1-part paints.
How To Apply Marine Barrier Coating
Surface Preparation Guidelines:
Bare fiberglass should be thoroughly wiped down with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep, followed by sanding with 80-grit sandpaper. Always remove sanding residue and then wipe again with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep.
Bare metal should be blasted to a bright appearance. All residue must be removed. Sweep with a clean brush or broom and use an air line and or vacuum. Apply TotalProtect within 1 hour. If this is not possible, sand with emery cloth and wipe down with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep before priming.
If applying over TotalProtect, wash with soap and water and let dry. Sand with 80-grit sandpaper and remove any sanding residue. Wipe with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep.
Combine base and activator components in a 3:1 ratio. If you are mixing the entire contents, this means mixing the whole can of activator with the whole can of base.
Wear protective gloves, clothing protection, eye/face protection, and a proper respirator when applying or sanding TotalBoat TotalProtect.
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Barrier Coat Primer
What are the differences in TotalBoat Epoxy Primer and this Epoxy Barrier Coat. Are they interchangeable? This would be for a 13' Whaler bottom that was taken down to bare glass, added on to with another layer of matt, then faired, and epoxy primed with 3 coats before bottom paint.
The Totalboat Total Protect Epoxy Barrier Coat is a two part primer designed to keep water out from penetrating the gel coat. The Two Part Epoxy Primer is a surfacing and high build primer designed for above the waterline. It will sand out smoother than the Barrier Coat primer. Both can be used above the waterline.
Doing the exterior of a 17" Whaler. I plan on spraying the product. How much should I order?
Figure about 100 sq ft per quart and 400 per gallon coverage. If spraying thin with Xylene.
For the Epoxy Barrier Coat SystemHow many gallons and coats are needed to do a 34ft Sportfish with an 12ft beam? Thanks
That will take about a gallon per coat, 4 to 5 coats are recommended.
JD Tech Team
I have an 11 ft skiff with a 40" beam and the sides are about 16" on average. Is 1 quart enough to do both the inside and outside if I want to do 2 coats and not use any top coat paint?
Yes, a quart should do two thin coats.
JD Tech Team
Can this be applied over vc-17 ?
No, you will need to remove the VC-17 first.
JD Tech Team
Is Total Protect compatible with all 1or 2 part polyurethane and enamel topside paints including Awlgrip paints?
Yes, but with Awlgrip you will still need to prime with Awlgrip 545 primer before top coating.
JD Tech Team
I am redoing a Rebal 16 from the fifties. Will this product fill spider cracks on the deck? Can it be used as primer on all surfaces, including inside and outside of the hull?
This product is great as a general epoxy primer, as well as barrier coat inside and outside the hull, but you want more of a filler product for the spider cracks. We recommend using a dremel type tool and creating a V shape, filling it with an epoxy fairing material such as TotalBoat TotalFair (as it will not shrink after curing like polyester/vinylester fillers), sanding it smooth, then priming. Please feel free to call us at (800) 497-0010 and speak with one of our techs about this process.
JD Tech Associate
Can this paint serve as a final coat?
We have a lot of customers who do not overcoat TotalProtect, but keep in mind that it does not have the same UV protection as other topcoats that are designed for UV resilience.
JD Tech Associate
I am building a small wooden boat and want to know if I can use this on the wood in place of the totalboat 5:1 epoxy? Its just a small flat bottom boat for occasional fishing with a trolling motor. I want to apply this totalboat totalprotect as the primer then put marine paint afterwards.
It really depends on what you are trying to get out of the epoxy product. If you would use the 5 to 1 epoxy for stiffness, this product will not help you. If you are looking to keep water from the wood, and have a great primer, this will work very well. But it will not give stiffness or added structure to the wood.
JD Tech Associate
I have two questions: First, I have a black hull sailboat; can I add black tint (a US Composites color tint designed to be mixed with clear epoxy or gelcoat) to the grey barrier coat to darken the barrier coat to more closely match my black hull? Second, can I apply a speed polish like MCLUBE HULKOTE to the barrier coat after it fully cures?
Generally speaking, an epoxy tint should not have any adverse effects, but it must NOT be added until the base and activator have been thoroughly mixed and induced. Always test for compatibility using a small amount of epoxy before committing to the bigger project. Do not add more than 10% colorant either. Hullkote should be just fine once cured and sanded to a smooth finish.
JD Tech Associate
Love this product!
You can use it from top to bottom!
Epoxy Barrier Coat System
Re-sealed a kayak after 35 years! Your topside paint followed! A new boat!
Works like the big name products at a fraction of the price. Do pay close attention to the window for topcoat... you want only a *hard* fingerpress to leave a fingerprint the least-cured area, else you'll get a little crazing in your topcoat. I topcoated just a bit to soon... a few of my least-cured areas crazed a bit. But since my topcoat was bottom paint, no biggie.
Used this after fiber glassing my rudder back together. Easy to use, easy directions to follow. So far all seems well.
I would buy this product again
used as a primer for interlux performance epoxy. Was a little thin for rolling but able to apply it.
Went on easy and gave a smooth finish
Applied this with a foam roller and it gave a very smooth finish. Instead of a tip brush I went over any imperfections with very light pressure and my roller.
Works as advertised
Worked perfect for coating a fairly large epoxy repair that requires some fairing. Repair was in anchor locker and was able to gel coat over as advertised
An excellent choice!
After spending 18 months using orbital sanders to carefully remove the original gel coat layers down to the fiberglass, you can imagine how nervous we were about making the right decision on barrier coat. This was an excellent choice and we are 100% pleased with the result.
Awesome stuff covers well
it is a little weird at first because it is so thick but after mixing it up it goes on great with a roller and covers really well.
I really liked the coverage of this product.
My 8 year old son and I are restoring our 1963 Grady White Hatteras and wanted to put on a really solid coating after we stripped the hull below the waterline. I found the product easy to work with and I appreciated the high-build quality of it as well. By the way, my son's favorite shows are the boat building series with Lou Sauzedde. We recently received an order of some varnish and thinner and when he opened the box and found the extra goodies that you packed in (foam brushes, gloves, etc.) he remarked how nice it was of Lou to send us those for free! We had the pleasure of meeting Lou at the tent sale back in April and I guess he thinks that Lou runs the place. Anyway, keep up the good work, you guys are great and I hope to bring our boat to the 2019 Tent Sale for the customer boat show!