Can a topside marine paint be submerged for more than a couple of days? Annette DiOrio August 18, 2021 13:13 Updated Marine topside paint is not formulated to withstand extended submersion for more than one to three days. Continuous submersion will cause blistering and other damage to the paint film. Related articles Can I apply wax to cured TotalBoat Wet Edge topside paint? Can I apply TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint below the waterline? How soon can I launch my boat after applying TotalBoat Wet Edge? What type of surface preparation is needed before applying marine topside paint? Can I apply TotalBoat epoxy over a cured shellac surface? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.