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Can I thin TotalBoat Gelcoat?
In general, for brushing and rolling applications, TotalBoat Gelcoat products do not need thinning. For spraying applications, gelcoat should only be thinned with styrene, and only as needed. The p...
Can I apply TotalBoat Gelcoat over cured epoxy?
TotalBoat Gelcoat is a type of polyester resin, and as such, is not compatible over epoxy. However, for very small cosmetic gelcoat repairs, epoxy can be used, then finished with gelcoat, as long a...
How to use TotalBoat MakerPoxy to create an epoxy ocean wave effect
What You’ll Need: TotalBoat MakerPoxy Artist Epoxy Resin and MakerPoxy Hardener by Jess Crow Protective gloves Eye protection Clothing protection Silicone mat or plastic sheeting to protect the su...
Can I use TotalBoat Thixo adhesive to bond Masonite?
Yes, you can use TotalBoat Thixo thickened epoxy adhesive to form strong bonds to Masonite, also known as hardboard. When bonding Masonite with Thixo, follow the surface prep instructions for wood ...
Can I apply TotalBoat Outdrive AF directly to a bronze surface?
It's not recommended to apply TotalBoat Outdrive AF paint directly to bronze, but you can apply TotalBoat TotalProtect epoxy barrier coat primer, as directed, to properly prepared bronze, then over...
Can I apply TotalBoat Halcyon water-based varnish over dried acrylic paint?
Yes, you can apply TotalBoat Halcyon over acrylic paint that has completely cured for at least 48 hours. Before applying Halcyon, clean the painted surface to make sure it is free of surface contam...
Can I apply TotalBoat Wet Edge paint over TotalBoat Halcyon marine varnish?
Yes, you can apply TotalBoat Wet Edge paint over cured TotalBoat Halcyon varnish, as long as the varnish coating is in good condition and it has been prepared properly. If the varnish was applied r...
Which TotalBoat antifouling bottom paint should I use?
Boat bottom paints are expensive and there are a lot of different types. Considerations for buying antifouling paint include not only cost, but the substrate you're painting, the compatibility of t...
How to seal wood with TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy to prevent moisture damage
Here’s a simple way to help make new or existing bare, unfinished wood last longer with our easy-to-use, penetrating wood repair epoxy. The key is to use small batches, mixing only as much as you c...
How to make epoxy charcuterie boards
Put the 'fun' in functional with this simple and sensational resin project that’s ideal if this is your first time using epoxy and you want to make something truly unique for yourself and your frie...