TotalProtect is a universal high-build epoxy primer and barrier coat. Use it above and below the waterline to prevent and repair gelcoat blistering. Apply TotalProtect to eliminate the possibility of water absorption and migration, the major cause of fiberglass hull blisters.
TotalProtect is also an excellent anti-corrosive substrate primer for all underwater metals. Use it on keels, aluminum, steel, lead, cast iron, stainless, and bronze. This two-part 3:1 ratio barrier coat system is compatible with all antifouling paints. TotalProtect is easy to mix, dries quickly and requires no sanding.
Available in Quart and Gallon kits in White and Gray colors.
Bonus: Each Gallon order includes a free paint roller and tray, stir stick, paint suit, and 1 pair of latex gloves. Each Quart order includes a free stir stick and a pair of 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
Size: Each Quart Kit includes 1 quart base component & ½ pint of activator
Size: Each Gallon Kit includes 3/4 gallon base component & 1 quart of activator
Color: Gray or White
Vehicle Type: Epoxy Resin
Number of Components: 2
Coverage: Estimated coverage 2 mils dry thickness per coat is 400 sq per gallon.
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 10 mils, typically 4 to 5 coats
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
Note: Do not use over 1-part paints
Recommended Brush: Use high quality brush with natural bristles for best results
Recommended Roller: Use a 3/8" nap solvent-resistant roller cover
Shelf Life: 24 months or more
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 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.
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Barrier Coat Primer
I am using this on two large jet skis. They are never in the water for more than a day(fresh water). Don't need an antifowling bottom paint. What paint would you recommend over the barrier coat? Thanks.
A single part polyurethane like Wet Edge or Interlux Brightside will work.
JD Tech Team
can i use this on a new wooden boat
If you aren't depending on the seams to swell up in the water then yes. If it is plywood with epoxy coating yes it is recommended.
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Can you use gelcoat over the TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat?
Yes, sand smooth with 220 grit and clean well with acetone.
JD Tech Team
i am painting a 13 foot 1970 boston whaler. including primer, white and boston whaler blue how much paint should I buy.
Probably 2 qts of Total protect, 1 qt of whaler blue and 1 qt of white.
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I'm going to be applying five coats of the barrier coat. Do I then have to sand the final coat before painting the anti-foul on, or can I just paint on the anti-foul?
When the last coat is thumb tacky, apply the first coat of bottom paint for the best adhesion. If it totally cures, you will need to sand first.
JD Tech Team
I'm planning on buying a Qt of Total Boat Barrier Coat 2 part instead of using West System's Barrier coat alum powder mix. I have some porous spots on my sailboat hull and plan on grinding down to the old barrier coat or laminate to prep for this coating. IF I wanted to also use some Total Fair compound , could I just sand the fairing compound slightly and apply4-5 coats of Barrier Coat to this section then next day paint bottom paint?
Yes, you can use Total Fair to repair/fill some areas, sand smooth then apply the barrier coat. If you are using a regular solvent based bottom paint, apply the first coat when the barrier coat is thumb tacky.
JD Tech Team
I plan to paint the hull on my 1972 Whaler 13 with Wet Edge Paint with White or Oyster White Color. But I first plan to apply TotalProtect Epoxy 2 Part Barrier System over the gel coat. Should I use Gray or White color for the barrier system? This boat is not stored in water, stays on trailer and is mostly freshwater usage.
I would use the white primer with a white top coat, then down the road if you get a scratch in the top coat it won't be as noticeable.
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I've stripped my fiberglass hull down and want a good barrier before I do paint. I expect I'll need to do quite a bit of blocking/sanding of the primer coats before applying color (lots of dings and imperfections). Can i get a good build for sanding with Total Protect without using tons of it? and/or can I start with the regular primer, sand to a good finish, then seal with Total Protect? Boat will not be stored in water. I guess the question really is does TP need to be the first coat over gel coat to work properly....
Yes, Total Protect should be the first coat if you are going over it with a single part paint. Be sure to dewax the gelcoat first with Totalboat Dewaxer Paint Prep before applying to be sure the gel coat is clean and wax free. It does sand well, typically all you would need to do is 2 or 3 coats if you need to do a lot of sanding. You could go over that with a single part topside primer if you are going to use a single part topside paint. If you are going to use a 2 part topside paint, you can only use a 2 part primer.
JD Tech Team
How long is the working time for this. The first applications that I have put on seemed to be thickening within about 1/2 hr or so. Your product information lists a pot life of 5 hours, but a drying time of two hours. Do you really need to wait 20 minutes after mixing the paint, it seems like you wouldn't get a lot of time to apply it. Also, when do you add the thinner, before or after the 20 minute induction period. Lastly, my first coat experience was with the product thinned approximately 10% as per instructions. It was heavily orange peeled. Can the thinner be increased a bit to let the paint flow a bit more.
In order to get a 5 hour pot life you will need to add thinner depending on the temperature. You would add the thinner after the induction period, I would do at least 15 minutes of induction time. You shouldn't need to thin it more than 10%. If it gets a little thick in the pan add a little more thinner as you go .
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The mix is 3:1 according to instructions. Yet it comes with a gallon of primer and 1 quart of curing agent. Last I checked that is 4 to 1. (4 quarts in a gallon). Can someone clarify the mixture ratio please? I'm not using an entire gallon at one time so seems like I'll have 1 quart of primer left over when the curing agent is used up.
The cans are not full allowing the partial quart to be poured into the gallon container and mixed, be sure to mix the gallon base well before combining.
JD Tech Team
White epxoy primer
Order the quart. Opened it and it was half evaporated (1/2 gone). It was a 1/2 quart of thick white paste. Also had problems with the Total Fair product not getting 100% hard and sandable. Beginning to question "Total Boat" products.
Exactly as advertised. Even pot life, which I usually take with a large grain of salt. For those of you that had trouble mixing it, two words: mud mixer. It made short work of getting the solids off the bottom of the can and fully blended. Works great for stirring bottom paint, too.
I would definitely use all Total Boat products again.
Easy to mix and apply. Looks great when dry.
great product but made this old guy hustle
it went on easy and covered well. I found it superior compared to other products I have used. It is the best value I know off. At 73 I had to hustle pretty hard to get it all coats applied before it dried out in bucket.
Total Boat epoxy primer
The mooring lines were cut on my 1977 Seafarer 23 last fall and the boat ended up about 3 miles away on the rocks causing damage to the keel and rudder. This summer , I stripped all the bottom paint ( 8 layers of Pettit Unipoxy) , sanded with 80 grit paper with an orbital sander , repaired the damage using Total Boat 2 part fairing compound. ( of which I'm very impressed, easily mixed , goes on smooth and easy to sand). After washing , allowing to dry and wiping down with acetone , I mixed and rolled on 3 coats of Total Boat epoxy primer. At about 70 degrees , the port side was dry enough to overcoat by the time the starboard side was done. So I just kept going around the boat until it was done. The primer mixed well , rolled on smooth filling small imperfections. . Waited 3 hours and applied 2 coats of Total Boat Select bottom paint, again very happy with. It covered well and went a long way, only used 1/2 gal. The total paint job took about 10 hours , 2 men and a case of beer. The boat hasn't seen water yet but the select bottom paint gives me 18 months to launch being water activated. So far I'm VERY impressed with all the Total Boat products I've used and with Jamestown Distributers. Free shipping . rollers paint suit ,etc. Its a lot of work , but worth it , My old boat looks new. Thank You. Hopefully the bottom will standup to the elements after a season on the mooring next summer in Lake Champlain. I will write another review.
Saranac Lake , New York
Seems to work great once you get it on the hull.
Be sure to have numerous plastic pint/quart containers, roller covers, paint pan liners and brushes because of the short 20 minute working time.
The epoxy worked great.
follow up with bottom paint. haven't tried to clean yet just put in the water.
I recently used TotalPertect Epoxy Barrier Coat and Interlux Perfection to repaint my mast. The mast was previous powder coated and areas were chipping off near base of mast. I took the recommendation from JD and used TotalPertect Epoxy Barrier Coat as a prime coat in the shop with temp set at 70F (live in Northern MN) to get right humidity level. I applied three barrier coats followed with one-week dry/cure time and then sanded with 220 final coat for a smooth finish (look good). Though, the first barrier coat came out rough in that I applied to much paint with a brush (paint look fractured) at one time. Therefore, I had to aggressively (180 grit) sand first coat to get smooth finish without fracture looking surface before applying the next two coats (less is more). I used a roll & tip method but found just using the roller (keeping a wet edge) was best for the brush left to many brush marks causing me go back over with roller. I found brush was to stiff. I went down to local box store and purchase a longer bristle brush for later topcoat use.Two days later, I applied the first top coat (perfection Snow White) at about 0900. Next day, same time, I applied the second top coat within the recoat window as indicated by instructions (6hrs to 2 days recoat without sanding). Initially, like with barrier coat I tried the roll & tip method and quit right off because I was experiencing the same brush mark/fractured look as with barrier coat. I just used roller and use brushed around cleat areas where needed followed up with roller while keeping a wet edge â€“ work great.If I do this over again I will not use TotalPertect Epoxy Barrier Coat as a primer. I would use another two-part epoxy primer. Not because TotalPertect Epoxy Barrier Coat did not work, because it did, I found it was too thick for mast repaint where I only had small areas of bare aluminum and rest was over existing paint to warrant its use. I think tow part epoxy another primer that is not as th
SV Sea Hawk
I remain impressed with this product and believe it will perform well. I did mix more than necessary for my small job and would have benefited by knowing a bit more about anticipated coverage. However, the product went on well and dried perfectly. Multiple coats were easily applied using the "thumb print" technique that was suggested. If I am in future need of a good barrier coat this will be my choice.
Easy to apply!
Very easy application , 1/2 gallon per coat easily covered my Ericson 25 CB hull, center board and rudder