TotalBoat TotalProtect Marine Epoxy Primer Quart Kit
TotalBoat Totalboat by Jamestown Distributors
  • TotalBoat TotalProtect Marine Epoxy Primer Quart Kit
  • TotalBoat TotalProtect Marine Epoxy Primer Gallon Kit
  • TotalBoat TotalProtect Barrier Coat for fiberglass boats

TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat System

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
  • Fast drying
  • 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
  • Finish: Matte
  • 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): Yes
BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Epoxy
Number Of Parts: Two Part
Type: Barrier Coat Primer
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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!


Detroit, MI


Great stuff


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.


Ontario, NY


Great product


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.


Jamaica, Va.


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.


Indianapolis, IN


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.


Allenwood, Pennsylvania


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!


Winthrop, MA


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