- 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.
- Colors: Available in Light Gray, 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
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.
How to apply maintenance coats of TotalTread
After a few years of use/exposure, you may want to recoat TotalTread to improve the color or texture, as the grit can wear down over time, especially in high-traffic areas. To recoat, clean/dewax the surface and scuff lightly with 220-grit or 320-grit sandpaper or a maroon Scotch-Brite pad. Scuffing will naturally knock some of the grit down. Remove scuffing residue and apply at least one, maybe two coats of TotalTread for a more true color and desired grit.
- Finish: Flat, gritty
- Application temperature: 50-90°F; humidity 0-90%
- Application methods: Brush, roll, or spray
- Thinning (Brushing/Rolling): TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, 5-10%, if needed
- Thinning (Spraying): TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101, 10-20%, if needed
- Surface prep solvent: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
- Cleanup solvent: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
- Number of coats: Two; between coats, sand lightly with 220-grit sandpaper
- Dry time to touch: 1.5 hrs @ 90°F; 3 hrs @ 70°F; 6 hrs @ 50°F
- Dry time to overcoat: 8 hrs @ 90°F; 12 hrs @ 70°F; 16 hrs @ 50°F
- Coverage: 250-300 Sq. ft. per gallon
- Primer: TotalBoat Topside Primer (wood and previously painted surfaces; not needed on properly prepared fiberglass), TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer (Metals), TotalBoat TotalProtect Barrier Coat (Fiberglass/Metals), TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat (Metals)
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
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.