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, and roll 1-in. painter's tape. Each Quart order includes: free stir stick, and 2-in. chip brush.

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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
4.8 41

Seems to be a good product


Just put the first three coats of Totalboat TotalProtect on my boat's hull. So far so good. A few things from my experience. I alternated between grey and white and found that the grey was, by far, more difficult to mix than the white. There seem to be are more solids in the grey and it requires much more effort to mix to a uniform consistency. Both seemed to cover at an equivalent rate and my boat (36' full keel sailboat) required a little less than a gallon - I do not know its' wetted surface area. I like the 3:1 mixing ratio and the fact that it is possible to put multiple coats on in a day ( 3 coats in a very long day) with the right weather conditions. I'll put the final two coats on once I get to the yard. Be aware of condensation on a sailboat's ballast, even in under 85% humidity. The four stars are due to inconsistency between colors (makes me wary) and the fact that I don't know how it performs.


Panama City, FL


Good quality product.


Used as part of a barrier coat. Applied easily and gave a silky smooth finish. Very happy.


Jacksonville, FL


I would buy this again if using Gel Coat over Total Fair


Per The Data Sheet provided for Total Fair … It would be necessary to use a " Epoxy Barrier " before applying Gel Coat over Total Fair, I didn't believe it , questioned it, having to buy more materials to complete my transom rebuild, So not wanting any kind of a failure at this point in finishing steps of this transom job I did buy and use the " Total Protect " as prescribed. It was true that it was necessary, I applied the Total Protect to the transom and rolled over to the interior side of the transom a couple inches where I intend to paint. When applying the many coats of Gel Coat I did the same rolling it over to the interior side, and true to their word where I passed the point of no Total Protect with the Gel Coat it did not cure, that area stayed very tacky, didn't set properly. Was able to use Acetone to remove the sticky stuff, no problem. Bottom Line … Do use " Total Protect " over " Total Fair " before using Gel Coat, believe your Data Sheet !

Super Panga

Huntington Beach, CA


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




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