Tuff Coat is a non-skid polyurethane safety coating. It is also an easy way to lessen the noise in your boat or truck or on your dock, deck, or ramp. Spray, brush, or roll on. Texture varies depending on how product is applied. Quart covers approximately 12 sq. ft.; gallon covers about 50 sq. ft.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bulldog06 GREAT PODUCT
We used this product on our Game Warden patrol boats two years ago. If you follow the directions, this product performs as advertised. We scuffed the decks, primed, then painted this on with rollers. Our slip problems were solved. The boats run quieter than previously; much less creaking and vibration. This coating also helped to reduce heat in the summer and insulated our feet in winter. Reduction in heat and cold was a tremendous benefit as we are on the water throughout the year. 90+ heat checking fishermen in summer and breaking ice checking duck hunters in winter. We put many hours than the average sportsman on our boats and there has been no degradation in the coating. We had one spot about the size of a quarter that peeled; which we fixed by scuffing, priming and repainting. You can't find it now.
Color choice is also a key factor. Competitors don't offer much besides black or red. We chose "OLIVE" because it was light enough in color to reflect heat but still offered the camouflage effect we desired. KEY: "Olive" is not "OLIVE DRAB". Go look at a green olive and that is pretty much the color you get, which is what we wanted. "Drab" was too dark for our needs.
It does take some preparation and a day between priming and finish coats. If you do it as instructed, you'll love the result.
Absolutely wonderful product.
June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by wolfedc Good so far
I just applied this product so I cannot say anything about how it will hold up.
Tips to apply
1. Get a paint/mud mixer for your drill. I have one that fits my 1/2 inch drill and stirring the product was super easy. It is as thick as pancake batter and all of the rubber settles to the bottom of the can. The drill had to work hard at first to get things going. i cannot imagine trying to stir this stuff with a stir stick.
2. Don't mess around with the roller. The directions say the product goes on very well with a Hopper gun and they are not kidding. Application was a breeze. I have a 20 foot Pontoon with a brand new floor it took less than 5 minutes per application. ( requires 2 applications)
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Stuff
My kids got me product for my pontoon boat. I have wood and bare metal. After I scuffed up the aluminum, I washed the entire deck with Dawn soap, put down the primer and let her dry. The next morning I applied the 1st coat, let dry, then put down the second coat. The following weekend we were using the boat. It was an easy way to go.
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by trophysteve good product
This stuff works pretty good, But you will need more then what they say for the coverage. anyway like I said it works pretty good. so far I been out four times and it does work grea, I dont slide or slip any more.
April 12, 2012
Yes as long as the livewell isn't always full of water. If so, there is a version for constant submersion, you would prepare and coat the surface as you would another fiberglass surface. Be sure to use the primer item # 1315396 let dry for 7 days before flooding the livewell.
New lumber needs no sanding. Remove any peeling, cracking, or chipping paint, varnish or sealer. Ensure surface is clean and completely dry. Prime with CP-10. Test for adhesion first, before completing job. Apply The Product.
We do a lot of fishing and are considering this instead of new carpet. How well does it clean up after a day of blood and guts from fish and bait? Also, it says it covers 50 sq. ft. per gallon, but I read that two coats were required - does that mean it would take 8 gallons to cover appx. 200 sq. ft of deck?
It took two gallons to do my 19ft boat (about 90 sq ft) and that was two coats...I think that the 50 sq ft is with the two coat recommendation. I have found that it cleans up very well after a full day fishing...I just pull through the car wash and spray it down...I did have to use a brush when I accidently let some fish blood bake all day, but it didn't stain.
I don't recall the coverage - you will definitely need two coats though. Call the company in Colorado - they can give you some guidance as to actual coverage. Do an internet search to find them. They are very helpful!!