Paint Archives

Meet Tim Sway’s Upcycled Jambulance!

When the Tim Sway family literally pulled right into Narwhal Labs, we were excited at the chance to have some fun with Tim as he builds out his dream bread truck. He’s converting it to a traveling guitar store and mobile stage for his New Perspectives Music gig. Sway’s work revolves around taking reclaimed wood (from … Read More


Boatworks Today: How to Prepare for a Fiberglass Repair Job

Andy Miller is beginning to work on a fiberglass sailboat in need of many different repairs, from filling pinholes to repairing crazing and actual holes in the boat. The most important step is to determine your end finish. Finishing with gelcoat will have a process that is different to that of using paint for your … Read More


TotalBoat Tips Tuesdays!

We’re upping our game at TotalBoat, working hard to provide more weekly videos with tips to help you succeed with your projects. We know about a lot of the pitfalls and hiccups customers face from our years of Tech and Customer Support, and we are listening and weaving these common questions into solutions! Tune in to … Read More


Third Coast Boatbuilding: Fiberglassing the Drift Boat

Talented woodworker, Chris Schoenberg of Third Coast Craftsman (now Boatbuilding!), has had good luck so far with his wooden drift boat boatbuilding project. This week’s video, however, shows that not all skills can be assumed – like the fine art of fiberglassing that we know can be trickier than expected. As can easily happen, Chris … Read More


Small Boat Restoration: Using TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint

TotalBoat Ambassadors, Kent and Audrey Lewis, go the extra mile when working in their tiny, cramped boat shop. It’s less about the shop being too small, and more that it’s occupied by the amazing amount of boats and projects being refurbished or constructed by the industrious couple. They are as official as it gets when looking … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Sealing the Frames With TotalBoat Danish Teak Sealer

  Progress is steady in the Massachusetts backyard boat shop where Arabella is steadily looking more and more ‘yachty’ by the day. With every frame that is installed comes an easier view of the long sweeping sides that will soon bear planks. But before planking can begin, this boatbuilding and video making duo must first … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory – Topside Paint

The TotalBoat Sport Dory is very close to completion and after today’s video, it looks ready to row!  Louis sanded down the 2-Part Epoxy Primer and is now ready to apply a thinned coat of TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint. The secret is finding the right consistency for your project so that the paint flows … Read More


2018 Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show Award

A favorite JD customer of ours was recently awarded the 2018 Wooden Boat Show Concours de Elegance-Professionally Built- Human Powered– Best in Show award. We were at the show and found their boat to be ingenious, especially knowing it’s a human-powered boat, unlike any other we’ve seen. Have a look!


Independence, Boating & Summer Boat Photo Contest

Today is a day to reflect on our freedom. Freedom to think and speak as you like. Freedom to be a power boater or a sailor or maybe a jet-skier or kiteboarder. Maybe you like wooden boats. Maybe you like steel. Maybe you like fiberglass. We love all boats and we are happy to be … Read More


TotalBoat and JD YouTube How-To Videos For Your Boating Projects

As you work through this nasty spring to prepare your boat for launch day, it’s been our experience that some of the best-laid plans for boating projects don’t always go as expected. This is why Jamestown Distributors and TotalBoat have spent years building a library of helpful How-To videos to help you get your important boating … Read More


Helping You Succeed When Using TotalBoat Epoxy Products

Have you noticed the soft, witty voice behind our TotalBoat.com product descriptions? We’re guessing not. But we think that it’s worth pointing out to you because our product description writer, Annette, works hard to make them not only as informative as possible, but also as entertaining as possible. The mission of Jamestown Distributors and TotalBoat … Read More


Lou Shows Us How to Best Prep and Varnish a Boat

Calling all fans of our resident shipwright, Louis Sauzedde. While Lou is taking a break to catch up with the TotalBoat Sport Dory building this week, we are taking you back to check out our collection of How-To Videos featuring Louis, like how to prep and varnish a boat. We have been working with Louis … Read More


Waterlust Paints Teardrop Camper With TotalBoat Topside Paint & Varnish

When Waterlust filmed this latest video, they were adoring the “glorious weather” in Miami. As you read this, the team has evacuated with their newly painted Teardrop camper in tow, and they headed north – away from the dangerous Hurricane Irma that was bearing down on Miami. Good thing they got all their finishes on … Read More