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Product Details

TotalTread is a ready-mixed, slip-resistant polyurethane non-skid deck paint with unique Propyltex™ wax texturing agents. The rounded shape of Propyltex™ waxes provides optimum gloss control and is 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 and Gallon sizes in four colors: Sand Beige, Kingston Gray, and White (which match our TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside paint colors), and Light Gray (NEW!), which is a lighter, less blue gray than Kingston Gray.

Tech Specs
Thinning (Brush/Roll Application) Can be thinned 5-10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, if needed.
Thinning (Spray Application) Thin with xylene, typically 15-20%. Thinning percentage varies by sprayer type and conditions.
Cleanup TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Primers TotalBoat Topside Primer, TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer (Metals), TotalBoat TotalProtect (Fiberglass/Metals), TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat (Metals)
Application Temperature 50-90°F
Application Humidity 0-90%
Recommended Number of Coats1-2 thin coats.
Coverage 250-300 Sq. ft. per gallon
Info & Guides
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.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE

TotalBoat TotalTread should be applied in thin coats. 1-2 thin coats are recommended, for best results.

HOW TO RECOAT TOTALTREAD FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES

To apply maintenance coats of TotalTread after a few years of use/exposure, clean/dewax the surface and lightly scuff it with 220-grit or 320-grit sandpaper or a maroon Scotch-Brite pad. Scuffing will naturally knock some of the grit down. If it really needs to be sanded heavier, you'll be able to judge that as you're doing it. If anything, the grit usually wears down after a few years, making it a little easier to sand, but would require at least one, maybe two coats of TotalTread for a more true color and desired texture.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including titanium dioxide and ethylbenzene, known to the State of California to cause cancer, as well as chemicals, including ethanol, known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Reviews for TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint

10 of 143 Reviews

December 31, 2021

Dark Grey, not light grey
By Wind Dancer from Virginia

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I like the performance of this paint, however it was labeled and marked as light gray not dark gray. It's actually a pretty dark gray. Has anyone had success mixing white topcoat with this to lighten?


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October 20, 2021

Good stuff
By S Dub from Reno, NV

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Applys easily, has great coverage. Looks nice when finished.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 9, 2021

Good Stuff
By Chip V. from Dania, FL

All paints look good when you apply them. This still looks good a year later. Recommended.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 8, 2021

Will be buying every other year.
By Barnacle Bill from Hudson River Albany

Some 5 years ago a family member slipped on our back yard shed's pressure treated wooden ramp. Broke her hip. Painted the ramp with floor paint with grit sand. Still too slippery. Bought Total Boat Non-Skid Deck Paint. No more slipping. After 2 full years, there were small spaces where the non-skid paint wore off the pressure treated wood. Sanded lightly & painted whole ramp again this afternoon (October 2021). Just ordered a second quart. Should hold me and the family in safety for the next six years. Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes. Dumb question.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 5, 2021

Excellent product
By David from Honea Path, Sc

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I applied this product to both plywood and previously primed aluminum. It's holding very well and providing a very good not skid surface.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 29, 2021

Good enough
By Dwain from Leesburg FL

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Used 2 gallons on houseboat roof. Needed 2 coats. Could see through in spots

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 25, 2021

Great, Durable Product
By Richard from Knoxville, TN

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This paint/coating is an "easy to apply" product that adds the right amount of grip to your decks. It is easy to clean with a bristle brush and wash down.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 25, 2021

Paint works as advertised
By Brian from Detroit

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This product is easy to apply and works well. I was even able to mix two colors to match the existing nonskid.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 13, 2021

Shipping could be better
By Slam dunker from Newport, OR

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The product is great, but it was just thrown in the box without any padding. The can arrived with a dent in it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 5, 2021

Better than expected
By Rob from Easley South Carolina

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Used to cover forward deck and gunnels where to boat builder had placed carpet over raw fiberglass ( no gel coat ). After removing carpet and glue residue and sanding used two coats of white total tread. Cured fast in the hot South Carolina sun ( temp in mid 80's). It is hard and durable I am very please with the results.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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