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 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
4.8 29

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


would buy again


did not explain how to thin it


san jacinto, cal.


yes i will buy again


have not put boat in water yet, but went on and built up as advertised.not an easy job hard to mix very thick requires more effort than bottom paint, but well worth the work if it does the job;


new port richey fl.


looks like it will cure my problem


used product to recoat boat bottom of fiber glass after a very bad blister problem went on well and hid the damage well.


new port richey fl.


So far so good


So far so good. Mixes easily, applies well, and sands easily. I'm not sure how well it wears, I'm most of the way (hopefully) through a two-year boat restore. Has not been in the water yet. Not able to speak of it's performance yet. Seems good.


Battle Creek Mi


Good Stuff


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.


Brunswick, Maine


I would definitely use all Total Boat products again.


Easy to mix and apply. Looks great when dry.

Mark T

Sebastian, FL


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.

Miss Behavin

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.


Brookings, Oregon


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