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, Kingston Gray, and White. These colors match our TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside paint colors.
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.
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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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.
I don't think you need to sand out the diamond pattern.
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
What is the best type of roller to use to apply this product, short nap 3/8 or a foam roller
A foam roller works great. Be sure to throughly mix the paint and only pour our a little at a time to keep the settling to a minimum.
I used a short nap roller and was pleased with the result.
I use Total Tread on my 50' Kettenburg sloop. You can apply it with anyhandy painting tool ... brush, roller, sponge. The beads are so small itjust doesn't matter, the outcome is the same, namely, excellent. Unlike somany other anti-skid applications, Total tread is easy to apply andmaintain, dries quickly and does not tend to collect dirt or "scuff" assome anti-skid products do.And the price is right.Tom Measles, M.D.
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.
Keith,I strongly recommend that you use a primer. Beyond the improved bond, the West System will bleed through the paint and spoil your color.Hank Hinckley
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.
No just rough it up a bit so the paint will stick. Great paint
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.
You can use Total Tread over existing non-skid but you need to wash surface first then wipe with a de greaser like Interlux 402 prior to painting non skid.If the non skid you have is not intact presently( has small holes) then u will have to spot those areas first with Total Tread to build the areas up prior to painting the whole section.Sailorwoman
No just scuff it up and wipe down with acetone. I did my whole deck C&C 32 with it but I had to sand down mines was horrible had to also epoxy all kinds of stuff but was really happy with end result.
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.
A light sanding is always a good idea, but not really necessary for the non skid deck paint.
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
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?
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.
JD Tech Associate
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?
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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.
Hello, I have recently painted my decks with an alk enamel. Would total tread be compatible with my deck paint if so can you let me know about how far a gallon of paint covers.Thank you
We can not give a guaranteed compatibility over every specific paint, but that type of resin system for paint should work with TotalTread. We always recommend testing in a small inconspicuous spot for proper adhesion and compatibility. One gallon generally yields 350-400 sq ft.
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Clean the area, tape, roll and tip with brush. Fast drying and superior looks and function...very pleased with results thus far.
Product worked great
With good prep this application was easy and turned out great. I'll recommend this to others. Painted the entire inside of my boat with one coat. Good coverage. Too soon to let ya'll know how it holds up though.
Baton Rouge, LA
I would buy and recomend all the Total Boat products
Great paint. I've been painting floating docks for many years. I always used Pettit ShipnDek with Interlux sand additive from Jamestown Dist.. When they went out of business, I started using Total Boat's Total Tread. This product flows easily on all of my surfaces with the non-skid. This makes life easier for me as now I don't need to buy the Interlux non skid which I had to measure out from their can to the other paint I was using.Prior to using this product I had started using Total Boat - Underdog with great success. This is a soft, yearly bottom paint that goes on with ease and lasts a full season (For us, April to November) with NO barnacle buildup or grass. I have also started using your Wet Edge. Great range of colors and a great finish.
Lenny, co-owner of Boatyard
Great alternative to the higher priced deck products!
I used this over the Total Boat Primer and got exceptional results. Just follow the prep instructions and you will be satisfied. I did find that when cutting in with a brush I got much more of the anti -skid material in the areas where the brush was used and not so much with the roller, although it appears to be adequate. One coat coverage and one a part Paint made the application simple. Looks Great- hopefully will hold up for a long time.
It was exactly what I needed.
Brush on tread.
I needed a surface with grip on a metal ramp for a wheelchair; TotalTread does the trick. I wire brushed the surface before cleaning with acetone. I did the same thing to the lip on a wheelchair lift. I applied two coats of TotalTread and let it dry for 24 hours before use. The grip is improved and hasn't come off yet.
Albemarle, North Carolina
I have purchesed this product again.
I did my swim platform 3 years ago holding up very well. I am going to do my aft deck this summer. Easy to apply.
Green Bay Wi.
I use it on the deck of my 52 year old wooden sailing trimaran. It is fantastic.
Easy to use.
This paint was very easy to use and make look good. Plus it goes far!