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.
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.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE:
TotalBoat TotalTread should be applied in thin coats. 1-2 thin coats are recommended, for best results.
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.
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
TotalBoat Topside Primer, TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer (Metals), TotalBoat TotalProtect (Fiberglass/Metals), TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat (Metals)
Recommended Number of Coats
1-2 thin coats.
250-300 Sq. ft. per gallon
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
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What primer do I need to use on Aluminum?Thanks
Metals need to be primed with either TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer, TotalBoat TotalProtect, orTotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat. Aluminum should be treated with TotalBoat aluminum etch wash before primning.
Do you have an actual swatch of the Kingston Gray I could look at?
Sorry, all we have is a color card which you could call and request.
I have a 50 year old sailboat and the non-skid has never been painted. It has a diamond pattern embossed in the non-skid areas. Do I need to sand these areas down before applying this product?
I have a 44' Gulfstar Center Console. I have the diamond pattern also. I don't believe you need to sand the surface. I just scrubbed it with a solution of Simple Green and Dawn detergent; both are de-greasers. Probably just one will work to get your deck clean of residues of sun screen, oil, fuel, etc.
A good scrub while cleaning using a maroon scotch-brite pad and a good cleaner like simple green and water will be enough to abrade and clean it, then a good rinse should be enough prior to painting.
JD Tech Team
Can this be applied on plywood coated with west system 105/206 or do I need primer ?
I applied over heavily sanded Pettit EZ Prime and it work very well. My guess is it would work well without so long as you are contaminant free.
A light sanding to provide mechanical adhesion should be sufficientThis communique was
Yes Keith you can according to this information on the Jamestown Distributor's web site. I would be sure to scuff sand the surfaces to be coated to promote better adhesionProduct DescriptionResilient, one-part polyurethane resin ready-mixed with unique Propyltexâ„¢ texturing agents for a tougher, slip-resistant surfaceHigh-tech texturing additive adheres better and looks better longer than traditional silica non-skid additivesUV stabilizers allow colors and finish to withstand heavy use and harsh weather without fading, cracking, or peelingThe amount of texture is determined by the number of coats applied. More coats equals greater texture.Apply over fiberglass, wood, and previously painted surfaces in good condition. Not for use on metals.
I would recomend using primer for proper adhesion.Â
We always recommend using a primer on top of epoxy resin.
JD Tech Team
I have a Catalina 34, the Deck has several areas of Non-Skid, it appears to be a diamond embossing (each diamond edge is about 3/16") Gray (the rest of the deck is White Fiberglass, some with a very fine non-skid in the gel coat)If I were to use Total Tread - Would I have to sand down the Gray non-skid completely as the gullies in the non-skid would not be sanded if I just ran a sander over the surface.
Can't be sure but Idon't think so. Just be sure it's really clean. A soft wire brushing (brass) to clean the grooves.
I think you could just scuff the "gullies" with a sanding sponge.
I suspect you would get better adhesion if the high points were sanded down to match the height of the gullies creating a smooth surface.Another approach is to try using some acetone on a brush (with bristles that acetone won't melt) to get down into those gullies. That should etch those gullies so the non skid will adhere and then coat with Total Tread. Do a small area and see how it works and how it looks.
I sanded my deck but not down to the fiberglass. The previous owner applied a rubber type coating that was pealing over the years. I sanded the areas that were pealing and gave my entire upper helm a basic sanding to rough up the surface. I applied the non- skid deck paint with a 3 inch brush in a swirling pattern. All worked extremely well.
You could use a scotch brite pad and scuff up the surface, clean, prime, and paint.
JD Tech Team
I have a 38 foot Luhrs sportfish. It has several areas of non skid, on the bow, gunwales, and stern fishing area. Some of the non-skid is worn and speckled darker due to wear and age. I was considering this product but am not sure if I should be using a polyester gelcoat with a non-skid additive as opposed to a polyurethane based product???
The decision of which non-skid method to use is always a tough one. 1-component urethane systems such as this will give (generally) 3-10 years of good use. 2-component urethane systems will probably give you another 2-5 years on that, and gelcoat could be more or less than either option (depending on use of course). The simple advantages to a product like this is you can simply mask, clean, scuff, and apply. If areas need touchup in the future, the color may not match from years of UV degradation, but there is no added chemistry to apply more TotalTread, as opposed to mixing MEKP or catalysts or activators for other system types. Simply mask, prep and apply.
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I am restoring an 1989 fiberglass boat. I have already painted the deck hatches and storage hatches with single stage urethane paint. They will need non skid applied. Question: Do I need to sand the urethane finish on the hatches and if I do, to what point? Should I use 80, 120, 220, or 320 grit? Will only have to sand the hatches as the deck itself has not been painted with new coating.
I would sand with 220 or 320 grit and then clean. I used Acetone.Cliff Long118 Linwood DriveAlbemarle, NC 28001-2923
Painted fiberglass deck with total boat top sides, used light sanding 220 and scotch pad. Rolled and brushed nonskid, came out very nice, mix it well, I have some uneven nonskid material but overall, good outcome.
Hello:I am sure that if the urethane finish is fully cured you can rough it upwith 100 grit sandpaper, wipe the dust with wet cloth, allow completedrying and then paint the deck with Total Tread.I've used this paint a few times and I've been happy with it every time.Hope this helps.Orin
A light sanding is always a good idea, but not really necessary for the non skid deck paint.
Hello, I would read the instruction on the can to see what the suggestion is. However, I think it's going to recommend sanding first with120 grit. The 220 and 320 grit won't cut anything and 80 is to rough. Ed
Can I use this product on starboard?
No. Port side only.
The bond will be a problem, not much will give a bond that will stand up to traffic.
Hi Jimmie,I quickly reviewed the components of starboard. Never personally used total boat on starboard but did use on primed epoxied plywood. Did okay. Good luck!Deborah
This product will not stick to starboard, it will peel off with very little effort unfortunately.
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Hello Jimmie.I have not used it on starboard. However my instinct is that if you roughed up the starboard and primed it the paint would work.I like it on my boat.Robert
I have a 14' aluminum jon boat. Plan to clean, etch and prime with TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat Primer. Can TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint be painted over the Barrier Coat Primer?
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Absolutely yes. Allow the Barrier Coat to cure completely, then sand with 220-grit sandpaper until it is smooth, clean away any sanding residue, then apply as directed. The TB Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat really makes a great foundation for TotalTread.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat type of prep work do I need to do to cover Durabak non-skid bed liner.
All you need to use is a wax remover before you use Total Tread. I thoughtthe finished product was a little aggressive so I took an orbital sanderwith #80 grit and did a very light pass. It smoothed the finish toperfection.
Great product, easy to apply
This was the first time I have used this product, and so far I am thrilled, applied this over marine plywood, and like the color, but love the texture. This was applied on a pontoon boat, and while providing skid resistance, it is easy on bare feet . Time will tell how well it holds up, but so far love the results. Applied with a roller, and was very even. I just finished putting back in the seats, and while I got it a little dirty at the time, there were no scratches or marring. I feel confident that this will all be easy to clean as well. To me putting carpet in a boat is like putting it In a bathroom. Makes no sense to me. I have not noticed yet if there is a heat issue in the summer months, put if is throw down a damp towel. Much easier than disassembling a complete deck every few years due to nasty carpet. Right now would buy this again in a heartbeat.
Good product good price
Good non skid surface
I have a 1980 Holiday Mansion Houseboat. The original non skid was worn in spots and had spider cracks. I used Kiwi Grip after preparing the upper deck according to the manufacturer's instructions and did not like the results AT ALL! I sanded the Kiwi Grip off and re-prepped and re-taped the surface. I ordered Total Tread (white) and had Home Depot tint it to the color of my boat (light tan) from one of their swatches. It came out absolutely beautiful, better than I ever expected, with just enough non skid.It went on evenly and easily. Took tape off after 15 minutes and got nice crisp lines. Surface is great on the bare feet and knees.
Surprisingly good non-skid paint!
I like this stuff! It is easy to apply and has good coverage. The white has an easy on the eyes matte look that supplies the just right contrast to the white Topside paint used for trim.I found rolling to be the superior way to apply the paint, brushing tends to leave brush marks even if thinned. Somewhat counter to what seems logical, rolling the paint out more makes the non-skid more obvious.
Chesapeake Bay for now.
I coated the interior of a sliding seat rowing wherry with the total tread and it is one of the better decisions I've made. Nice looking low gloss finish and it seems as durable as a truck bed liner. Applies easily with a brush. Great product
Hmmm, not sure
This is my first time painting a boat so take this with a grain of salt. Fibreglass boat. I painted the anchor cover today with Total Tread to see how it was going to work out. I was surprised by two things. 1, I was surprised how fine the aggregate is. I expected it to be more course.2, I was surprised as to how little aggregate was in it the paint. I bought a can of Epifanes Polypropylene Non-Skid Beads to use on a different part of the deck. I just added 1/2 of this little can to the quart of Total Deck and I now have the results I was expecting. I expected about 80 - 90% aggregate in the mix. It seems like it was closer to 20 - 30%. Now that I added the Epifanes Polypropylene Non-Skid Beads, I have 90- 100% aggregate. I like it better. Just my two cents. 4 stars so far.
appears to be an outstanding product
i have not been able to apply this paint to my boat yet. was always so tired and recently was diagnosed with cancer which answered that reason and now that it is so hot here in florida i have to wait for the cool part of the day which is after 6pm and then there is only about a 1 to 1 1/2 hours to work. i read every report i could on this paint and it seems to be exactly what i need and i am happy to have it. hope to get it on soon
I would buy this product again, i have already told someone
I painted the inside up to the gunwales of an 18 ft alum. boat. The nonskid paint was easy to apply and it turned out better that I ever expected. The thinner was the key for good paint flow. Great paint...
Excellent Coverage and Easy to keep clean
Went on smooth and good coverage. So far I love it!
North Fort Myers
I would buy this product again
Used on the deck of my J24. Seems to have provided more traction on what was a "skating rink". The paint "scuffed" a bit when I went on the boat the day after I applied it. It wasn't quite dry after about 18 hours. I think I put it on too thick. Should have used a foam roller.