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 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 3 colors: Sand 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.

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 Coats 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Anti-Slip Covering
4.5 46

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TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint
 
4.5

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (38)
  • Ergonomic grip (20)
  • Easy to clean (19)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small areas (22)
  • Large areas (16)
  • Detailed work (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (30), Casual do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Product!

As with most paint jobs, preparation is key. Clean, de-grease, de-wax, wipe with acetone and tape off area to be painted. In my case, I was painting the non-skid on a...Read complete review

As with most paint jobs, preparation is key. Clean, de-grease, de-wax, wipe with acetone and tape off area to be painted. In my case, I was painting the non-skid on a 32 year old boat that was obvious had never seen paint since she was new. I used a mini foam roller and initially tipped after I rolled but quickly found it was not necessary for my application.

Paint goes on evenly and quickly. I would suggest "pre-loading" the roller before starting your paint job on the boat. My roller was a bit light when I first started and was quickly apparent that I should have rolled out a few coats onto a piece of wood or something similar to get the paint evenly distributed on the roller. Luckily, I started on a small section in the head below deck so it won't be easily noticed.

I ordered gray and it is kind of a bluish-gray, which is actually pretty close to the original non-skid color so I am happy.

Pulling tape was easy with no paint coming off or tape getting stuck. On most of the areas I pulled the tape within an hour of finishing but waited 24 hours to pull tape from the cockpit floor and it came up fine.

The grip is non-aggressive (a definite plus for me) but hold is strong even in wet weather. I'm one of those fools that likes to go barefoot most of the time so I wanted something that wouldn't rip open my skin. : ) Another benefit that I wasn't expecting is that water beads right up and the deck seem to dry faster.

1 quart easily handled my 27' sailboat with just a bit left over for any small touch-ups that might be needed. Taping took around 3.5 hours and painting took about 90 minutes so this could easily be done in a day. I did all my prep work and waited a day to paint but next time will tackle in one shot.

MANY people have stopped by to look at the paint and compliment the boats appearance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

TotalTread Over Molded Non-Skid

Applied two coats of TotalTread white using foam roller and brush over non-skid pattern on Catalina 27. Area was thoroughly cleaned and scuffed. While the TotalTread initially looked good, after several weeks airborne...Read complete review

Applied two coats of TotalTread white using foam roller and brush over non-skid pattern on Catalina 27. Area was thoroughly cleaned and scuffed. While the TotalTread initially looked good, after several weeks airborne dirt begin collecting to a much higher degree than on the remaining unpainted non-skid. A high pressure hose does not begin to remove the dirt, only aggressive brushing.

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5.0

Total tread, gray is blue...love it

By Pat

from Fl

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

    Great product, comfortable on bare feet.

     
    2.0

    Fades significantly in a year or two

    By DL

    from New England

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

        I repainted the deck and sole of my 23 Seacraft a couple of years ago with sand beige when this product was introduced. Prepped to the letter and got a great result. A year later I decided to change some cleat locations and thought I could cut in a few spots. No dice. The paint had faded very noticeably. After 2 years, I compared a test piece I had in my workshop to the paint on the boat and it was two different shades entirely. JD has a nice product here BUT they need to put in some UV stabilizers! I am not sure I would use it again. I wonder if the white paint holds up better?

         
        4.0

        Good stuff

        By RJ

        from San Antonio Tx

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

          took three coats over primed glass,epoxy deck covering, but seems like quality paint, with good anti-slip qualities, slow drying, about 2 days in hot weather here in Texas before walking on it

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great paint , don't be fooled by what they call gray

          By Youllsee

          from Ann Arbor Michigan

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

            Great paint, good coverage and even flow out. don't be fooled by JTD calling it gray, It's blue although a very nice blue.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I did buy it again, and again, big boat

            By Captain

            from HarleyWood Harbour, Waterloo, NY

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Ergonomic Grip
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

              I used two coats changing the direction on second, covered over a gloss finish that showed all imperfections.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              TotalTread Over Molded Non-Skid

              By BC27

              from Canyon Lake, TX

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Good Grip

              Cons

              • Collects Dirt

              Best Uses

                Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                Applied two coats of TotalTread white using foam roller and brush over non-skid pattern on Catalina 27. Area was thoroughly cleaned and scuffed. While the TotalTread initially looked good, after several weeks airborne dirt begin collecting to a much higher degree than on the remaining unpainted non-skid. A high pressure hose does not begin to remove the dirt, only aggressive brushing.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The light gray is not gray

                By Seaweed

                from San Clemente, CA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Ergonomic Grip
                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                  I wanted to go with a light gray, matching something close what I already had on my Islander 28
                  After reading the reviews, most reviewers stated the light gray was more of a blue shade.
                  I ordered 1 qt. of the light gray and 1 qt. of the white.
                  I mixed the white with about half of the gray, tried a test area on my boat and it was light blue, not what I wanted, not close.
                  Since I spent the money on the paint, I didn't want to not use it.
                  I took my mixed paint to my local paint store, they suggested that I get another qt. of the white and bring it in so they could alter the color to more of a gray color.
                  They mixed the extra qt. of white with the paint I had mixed and added some tints.
                  Matched up pretty close to what I had.
                  After getting the color where I wanted the paint goes on nicely covers well.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It is exactly what it claims to be

                  By Tom

                  from Apache Junction Arizona

                  About Me Beginner

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                      My progress has been slowed by weeks of weather peaking between 100 and 118 degrees. So far the paint is holding up better than I am.

                       
                      5.0

                      Paint worked great

                      By JIm

                      from Mississippi

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Detailed Work
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                        painted non skin on a Catalina 25 ft sailboat. easy to use covered well.

                         
                        5.0

                        No longer a "slip-n-slide".

                        By Make a Wake

                        from Cleveland, Ohio

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Ergonomic Grip
                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas
                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint:

                          I do believe that you will need 2 coats to get consistent coverage. Surprisingly this product goes a long way. The grip is good without being too aggressive.

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