TotalBoat TotalTread Non Skid Deck Paint
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TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint

TotalTread is a ready-mixed slip resistant polyurethane non-skid deck paint with unique Propyltex™ wax texturing agents. The rounded shape of Propyltex™ waxes provide optimum gloss control and are less abrasive compared to silica texturing agents found in most non-skid deck paints or additives.

Apply TotalTread by brush or roller. You will love the grippy, but not abrasive, high-traction surface. Apply a second coat for even more grip. Available in quart sizes in 3 colors: Beige, Gray, and White.

Free quick-start kit included with each order: Contains (2 ea) paint pots, (2 ea) stir sticks, (1 pr) latex gloves.

 
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Most non-skid deck paints rely on a 'sand' silica additive to provide grip. While they are certainly effective at providing secure footing, they have a few drawbacks: Scrub your deck too hard and the additive can become visible, leaving unsightly dark specks. The shape of traditional additives doesn't bond well with the paint, and the finish doesn't last all that long.

Our TotalTread is formulated to address these issues. Instead of a hard irregular shaped silica grit agent, TotalTread's wax rubber spheres are shock absorbing to give the finish some elasticity. The paint sticks better, and the finish looks better longer. It's easier to clean and won't wear away from scrubbing. And, because it's still a 1 part finish, it's easy to apply.

PROPERTIES  VALUE 
VOC (grams/liter):  340 
Flash Point:   104 F 
Thinner:   Mineral Spirits 
Cleaner:  Mineral Spirits 
Coats:  1-2 (as grit is desired) 
Application Temp:  50-90 F 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Anti-Slip Covering
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TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Even paint distribution (8)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Ergonomic grip (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small areas (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted

    By DANNIEH

    from PORT ST LUCIE, FL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • So Far No Complaints

    Best Uses

    • Small Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

    I used this non skid paint on my forward deck. Now I don't have to worry about stepping down from the gunwale.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good coverage, easy application

    By Tripp

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to apply
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Good coverage

    Cons

    • Grey Is A Bit Blue

    Best Uses

    • Deck

    Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

    Very easy to apply with a zip roller and the coverage is good. The nonskid is not overly aggressive, which is nice, but it is still very grippy. It is a bit more blue than I would have liked, but it is fine. One coat covered 70 SF. Going to put down a second coat after the weather warms again. It is a good product for a really good price. I am really glad to have found it. Time will tell if it holds up well, but it seems it will.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Works fine

    By Liam the Librarian

    from OLD GREENWICH, CT

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

        I put this on my Dyer Dhow which I use for frostbiting. For years I had nothing special in my boat and was always slipping slowly down to leeward as my feet slipped. As I am a man of a certain bulk, readjusting my position in the boat always led to drastic (and slow) rocking. Last weekend I went out for the first time with this paint and my slipping was reduced drastically. It was a puffy day and there was often an inch or so of water in the boat. There was no change in the non skid properties.

        It was easy to apply but it was raining leaves at the time, so I cannot attest to its smoothness. I only used one coat. Also it will only be exposed to the elements for a couple hours every Sunday until April. I will not, therefore, be able to attest to its ability to withstand the elements long term. That is why I gave it four stars instead of five.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A very nice product for the price!

        By Tom from "The D"

        from Detroit, Mi

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution
        • Like The Non-skid
        • Sprays Easy
        • Wears Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Wear Areas
          • Non Skid On Fiberglass De

          Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

          Wow, what a great paint. I used it to coat the entire interior of a 14' Elgin run-about in which I had just re-built all the seat supports and epoxied the floor and supports. The non skid is effective yet not abrasive like sand additives and allows easy cleaning of dirt etc from the bottom of my interior. Two days after application I was installing my seats wearing heavy work boots and did not scuff or damage the paint at all despite my carelessness with tools and the heavy soles on my boots.

          I used 15% xylene as a reducer and sprayed with a 1.4mm tip HVLP at about 40psi tip pressure and it sprayed like a dream! Well, after I removed the filter from my spray gun. The non skid additive will plug your filter. I also did not strain the paint first. If you are going over new epoxy work you MUST let the epoxy cure completely or the amine blush will continue to work through to the surface grossly extending your cure time.

          I like this paint and am sure I will use the left over for other products. e.g non slip coating on tool handles since I often am working out doors in bad weather.

           
          4.0

          Excellent Non Skid Choice

          By PETERC

          from MIAMI, FL

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Ergonomic Grip
          • Even Paint Distribution
          • Good coverage
          • No Special Rollers Needed
          • Very Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Shipping Cost

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

          Simply stir and apply. Works well with a brush. No rollers needed. If careful, you don't need to tape most areas.

           
          4.0

          Jury is still out

          By Dan

          from Pasadena, MD

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

              My wife and I have completed approximately half of the nonskid area on our Ticon 30 with the TotalTread product. It is easy to apply and provides more than sufficient working time to complete large areas at a time. We allowed the paint to dry for 10 minutes or so before removing the 3M tape resulting in very clean lines with an obvious "build" between the deck and the nonskid areas. The boat was originally painted in 1985 and we are simply painting directly over the previous paint. So far, so good!
              Here are two observations that I have so far however:
              I ordered the Beige which seemed to be a close match to the original paint on the boat. Unfortunately, it has dried much lighter than expected and even has a pinkish hue to it. Not sure I will be able to live with that.
              Second, I am not seeing any "rubber spheres" in the paint either before or after it's applied. The paint is quite smooth and the only nonskid pattern that is visible is from what was already there prior.
              Now that I've committed 2 days to painting already and the color is not what I had hoped, I'm considering painting over it again with the grey, or ordering more beige again and having it tinted darker.

               
              5.0

              Very smart blend of technologies,

              By Paddle Carver

              from Canton, NY

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                  Used this deck paint for a porch floor, covered but no walls. The previous urethane deck paint was durable but slippery. The fine grit in the Total Boat really works. Unexpected benefit: easier to clean than a smooth floor, dirt doesn't seem to stick to the rough surface. The texture reduces gloss so glare and imperfections in the wood are not as noticeable. So I got the durability benefit of gloss without the usual problems for this application. I would have preferred a darker grey choice for this dry land use, but the quality far outweighs my color preference. I am extremely pleased with all aspects of this paint.

                   
                  4.0

                  Easy, looks great

                  By Tennessee River Rat

                  from Corinth, MS

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                  • Dries Too Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                  The non-skid areas on my Pearson 424 were painted 17 years ago using Awlcraft 2000 with antiskid additive. Over the years, it had worn away in several areas, revealing the old deck color and non-skid pattern beneath. I used TotalTread, in a mixture of two parts white with one of gray, to redo the non-skid areas, chiefly for cosmetic reasons, and I'm very pleased with the results. I applied it with a roller, using a small chip brush to finish areas where the roller wouldn't go, and was pleasantly surprised at how even the texture came out. TotalTread is very easy to apply (the difficult part was masking!) and dries so quickly that it started to skim over in the roller tray, so it's important to work quickly and to remove the masking tape immediately after painting. One of the major advantages of this product is that any areas that become damaged, for whatever reason, can be easily repaired by touching up. After my initial test panel had cured for a week and had been disrespected by birds using it as a head, I attacked it with a pressure washer to test durability. It wasn't fazed at all and cleaned up beautifully. The jury is still out on long-term durability and weather resistance, but I have high hopes for it.

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