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 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.

Sand Beige  
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$33.99 / qt
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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
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.


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. 
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  1-2 thin coats. 
Coverage  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

BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Anti-Slip Covering
4.6 81

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.

F. Leonard

Fischer, Texas


Good product good price


Good non skid surface


Cape Cod


Great product


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.


Fabulous product


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


Shohola, PA


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...


Annapolis, Md.


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.


Finger Lakes, NY


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