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 Chopper33 Great Product
First, I'd like to say I read every reveiw posted here. There are some truths and some not so truthful. Whomever stated the color is off is correct. The olive color is a seafoam green. So didn't match my olive drab tracker 1542. The product does indeed need a drill attachment mixer, (5 bucks) as it is very thick and the agraget settles on the bottom of the can. I applied the coating with a brush with ease. I can't see how this will peel like some comments. Multiple thin coatings is the way to go. I feel the people having problems are appling like 1/8th inch coatings. If you need 1/8th inch coatings, use 4 or five coatings. I used 2 and liked the results. Also, I used this on presure treated plywood not metal. I used the recommended primer and that seemed to lay a nice base coat down for the tuff coat to adhere to. All in all I am very satified with the performance and whould highly recommend.
April 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quailtail Better than paint or carpet
Looks great, just put down on plywood. Bought chop gun to spray on deck. You need two coats prep of deck is very important.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IndianRiverRat Application considerations
Using this product on all inside surfaces of a 14' aluminum boat. I have read many reviews searching for application experiences. Many stated to buy the roller specifically designed for the coating and others suggested spraying. Though I have a compressor, I had no experience spraying and decided to purchase the roller. I used the recommended primer and did everything required for a good application. The primer was thin and had no issues applying. The coating was a different story. This turned out to be extremely difficult. When the manufacturer states do not roll over what is already rolled down... They mean it. After just 5-10 seconds it already starts to adhere to itself and if you re-roll an area, it will come up peeling. After the first coat and 2 hrs later, it looked terrible. At this point I was reconsidering my purchase. For the 2nd coat I decided to purchase a texture sprayer and with no experience, attempted this method with nothing to lose. This was the best decision ever. I sprayed the whole boat in 10 minutes with a very even coat and it looks great. This was not difficult at all and I would recommend anyone to bypass the roller application and start spraying. I used 2/3 of a gallon with the 1st coat using a roller (with poor results) and 1/3 of a gallon spraying 2nd coat (with great results). I purchased 2 gallons and sprayed the 3rd and 4th coat, though not necessary, just wanted to use up what was left. The coating has the consistency of pancake batter so there was very little over-spray to worry about. Sprayed in the driveway with no wind. and dried very fast. The product looks great and feels like rubber, durable and is non-skid as advertised. Would definitely use this again.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CBE3 Better Than Carpet
This is the 2nd boat I have used Tuff Coat on, the first was a fiberglass fish n ski ( fishin only ) and this last time was an aluminum project boat I have worked on for a year !
In each application I have been pleased with the results. If you apply it correctly, you should be thrilled as well.
Never really understood carpet, for a fishing boat. I've never owned a 40 K Ranger, but for the weekend angler, you can trick out your rig, and hose out any & all messes straight through the drain hole !
I would recommend this to anyone looking to replace their carpet, and looking to save money by doing it themselves !
2 gal will be neded if you do an entire aluminum boat, with other surfaces too.
September 3, 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!!