TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint Quart
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TotalTread Non-Skid Marine Deck Paint


Unique non-skid slip resistant marine deck paint creates a high-traction surface that's less abrasive and more durable compared to traditional silica additives. This one-part polyurethane's low-glare finish lasts longer and looks better than what you've been using. Ideal for use on boat decks, docks, ramps, steps and more.

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Product Description

  • Resilient, one-part polyurethane resin ready-mixed with unique Propyltex™ texturing agents for a tougher, slip-resistant surface
  • High-tech texturing additive adheres better and looks better longer than traditional silica non-skid additives
  • UV stabilizers allow colors and finish to withstand heavy use and harsh weather without fading, cracking, or peeling
  • The 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.
  • Colors: Available in Light Gray (NEW!), White, Kingston Gray, and Sand Beige. The White, Kingston Gray, and Sand Beige colors match our TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint colors. NOTE: The new Light Gray color was created for those who like their gray a little lighter, a little warmer, and a little less blue in tone. In comparison, Kingston Gray is a little darker and a little more blue in tone than Light Gray.
  • Sizes: Quarts and Gallons
  • Each order includes two wooden stir sticks and two plastic paint pots

Less gritty “grit” has greater grip and longevity

Particle size matters. The round Propyltex™ particles in TotalTread are less abrasive than traditional silica, but more abrasion resistant. They come in a range of sizes, each with a different purpose. Some make sure the coating grips and lasts. Others lower the gloss level to prevent eye-straining sun glare on a wet deck. Some create a smooth feel underfoot. It doesn’t hurt to walk barefoot on it, and if you do hit the deck it won’t hurt nearly as much as old fashioned ‘sand’ non-skid additives do.

Masking is the hardest part of applying TotalTread

The non-skid stuff in TotalTread has a low density so it stays suspended in the paint. Unlike other slip-resistant deck paints, the particles won’t float to the top, or sink to the bottom. Mixing is easy and quick, and doesn’t require a trip to the local paint store to have them give it a ride on the shaker for you. Because the particles stay suspended in the paint, it’s easy to lay down an even coat of consistent texture. You don’t have to keep stirring the paint to keep the particles in play. The most time-consuming painting task is masking off areas where you don’t want TotalTread.

More coats equals more grip

High-solids TotalTread will cover completely in one coat. However, we recommend two coats to get the best combination of grip and durability. If you want even more texture, apply a third coat.

Looks cleaner after cleaning

Sounds obvious, but hard-scrubbing traditional non-skid coatings can leave ugly dark specks where the silica particles wear through. TotalTread is easier to clean because it’s less abrasive. And because it’s more abrasion resistant, the only thing hard scrubbing does is make it look as good as the day it was applied.

Create a custom non-skid color

Like the texture, but not the tint? Concocting your own color is easy. Just mix TotalTread colors, or blend a TotalTread color with a TotalBoat Wet Edge color.

Not just for your boat’s deck

Use TotalTread slip resistant paint where extra traction is needed, such as wooden stairs, steps, and docks.


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TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint Technical Data
TotalTread Sand Beige SDS
TotalTread Kingston Gray SDS
TotalTread Light Gray SDS
TotalTread White SDS
Propyltex Wax Additive SDS

Tanzer 22 cockpit painted with TotalTread

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common applications for TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint?

TotalTread provides a non-slip surface on decks, docks, ramps, steps, walkways, gangways, cabin soles, and other topside surfaces. You can apply it over fiberglass, wood, and previously painted surfaces in good condition, but it should not be used on metals.

How many coats should I apply?

High-solids TotalTread will cover completely in one coat. However, to get the best combination of grip and durability, we recommend applying two coats. For a more aggressive grip, apply a third coat. Keep in mind that the amount of texture is determined by the number of coats applied. More coats equal greater texture!

Can I use this with TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint?

Yes, you can.

How does TotalTread deck paint differ from traditional silica found in other non-skid paints?

TotalTread contains unique Propyltex wax rubber texturing agents that impart a smoother “feel” than other types of texturizing agents due to its rounded shape. It creates a low glare surface, and is less abrasive compared to silica texturing agents found in most non-skid deck paints or additives.

How long should I allow TotalTread to dry and cure before walking on it?

Although it will dry quickly to the touch, TotalTread deck paint requires approximately 48 hours cure time for maximum anti-wear characteristics.

Is this finish waterproof?

Yes, TotalTread creates a hard, waterproof, non-skid, slip-resistant surface on anything it’s applied to.

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