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Approximately one quart of primer is required for every gallon of Overton's Rubberized Nonskid Coating.
Tuff Coat Nonskid Coating FAQs
Q: My existing flooring is dirty and damaged. Can I apply Tuff Coat directly over the old flooring, or will I have to remove the old flooring?
A: If your flooring is dirty or damaged, it's recommended that you remove it and thoroughly clean the area to ensure proper adhesion.
Q: What is the expected coverage?
A: One quart of primer and one gallon of Tuff Coat (applied in two coats) should cover a maximum of 40-50 sq. ft. for most non-heavy commercial applications.
Q: Do I have to use the Tuff Coat Application Roller for both the primer and the Tuff Coat Nonskid Coating?
A: No, you can brush or roll on the primer with a regular paint brush or roller. The Tuff Coat Roller (item #73215) is only required when applying the Tuff Coat Nonskid Coating.
Q: What should I use to clean the area prior to application?
A: Use a commercial-quality degreaser or laundry detergent with a scrub brush. Make sure all grease, oil, and other contaminants are removed from the area where Tuff Coat will be applied.
Q: Can I apply Tuff Coat with a sprayer? Can I use my HVLP (High-Volume Low-Pressure) gun to apply Tuff Coat?
A: Only use the spray gun recommended by Tuff Coat - Superior Brand Spraying-Mantis Handheld Hopper Gun. For larger projects, Tuff Coat recommends Graco Brand Tex-Spray Compact.
Q: Can I apply Tuff Coat to a painted surface?
A: Yes, if the surface is not cracked or chipped and is structurally sound. To apply Tuff Coat to a painted surface, aggressively roughen the surface by sanding it with 36 or 40 grit sandpaper. The surface must be rough for proper adhesion. Clean all oils, grease, dirt, silicone, and other contaminants. Leave no residue. Prime with Epoxy Primer CP-10 (item #73216), then test a small area for adhesion. If adhesion is acceptable, then apply the Tuff Coat.
Q: Can I apply Tuff Coat to a steel or aluminum surface?
A: Yes. All smooth metal surfaces should be cleaned and aggressively roughened by sanding with 36 or 40 grit sandpaper or by acid etching. Acid etching is recommended by the manufacturer. After roughening, clean and dry the metal surface, then prime with Metal Primer MP-10 (item #73217). Test a small area for adhesion before applying Tuff Coat. If adhesion is acceptable, then apply the Tuff Coat to the area.
Q: Can I apply Tuff Coat to plywood or treated lumber?
A: Yes. New lumber needs no sanding, however old lumber should be sanded with 36 or 40 grit sandpaper. Make sure the surface is clean and completely dry. If applying to pressure-treated wood, be sure the wood has had sufficient drying before applying the primer or Tuff Coat. Prime the surface with Epoxy Primer CP-10 (item #73216). Test a small area for adhesion before applying Tuff Coat. If adhesion is acceptable, then apply the Tuff Coat to the area.
Q: I previously applied Tuff Coat to my boat and now need to repair an area. Can I apply Tuff Coat over existing product?
A: Yes. If Tuff Coat ever becomes damaged, it can easily be repaired or coated over since the product bonds to itself. To repair, use a utility knife to remove all the damaged Tuff Coat. Then with the knife, make clean, sharp lines to establish a well-defined area for re-coating and eliminate any uneven edges. Sand the area with 36 or 40 grit sandpaper, so the new application can adhere well. Clean and dry the area, then prime with Epoxy Primer CP-10 (item #73216), before re-applying Tuff Coat.
Q: Are there any special requirements for maintaining the Tuff Coat finish?
A: When cleaning Tuff Coat, do no use bleach or other caustic materials. For best results, clean Tuff Coat with a stiff deck brush and a general, all-purpose cleaner, such as Simple Green, TSP, laundry detergent, etc.
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Q:After a coat of Tuff Coat Sand I've decided it is too light colored and want to make a second coat with Tan Tuff Coat is that possible ?Asked on 4/10/2015 by Ray from Oklahoma
A:Thank you for your question. Once dry. you can re coat this product without any issues.Answered on 4/16/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Would this work for a ramp to help my dog get into and out of the boat? The ramp would be a 6-foot long by 18-inch wide piece of sturdy plastic that I would coat with this product, and it would attach to the back of the swim platform on my boat and it would extend into and under the water. The dog would climb up the ramp onto the swim platform. Would it be too slippery for that?Asked on 3/26/2014 by Toby from Blyvenville, MO
A:Thank you for your question. There are a lot of variables here---how is the ramp extension created? Is it tiered like a ladder extension or is it straight? The wet plastic alone most likely will be too slippery---and the addition of the non-skid will help eliminate that--but its hard to say if its enough as so much is dependent on design. I would suggest you call our technical services department and continue this conversation in detail.Answered on 3/28/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Will this product adhere to a jet ski (plastic- polyethene)dock?
Which item do I use as a primer if any.
BillAsked on 1/28/2014 by Bill from Charlotte,NC
A:According to the mfg this product should work with your application. Please make sure the application area is clean and dry before starting your work. Use the water based epoxy primer located in the link below:
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Overtons-Tuff-Coat-Water-Based-Epoxy-Marine-Primer-Hardener-1-pt-each&i=73216&r=viewAnswered on 2/3/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Can I use this product on the surface of my floating / swim dock? Can I strip off the outdoor carpet and apply this directly to the wood sub surface?. Thank you..Asked on 11/27/2013 by joe from woburn MA and west newfield ME
A:Yes, you should be able to use this product on wood surfaces. Once you have stripped all carpet and the adhesive it was held down with, make sure the surface is completely clean and free of any debris that would prevent proper adhesion. A two-part primer (Overton's item # 73216) is required for wood surfaces prior to applying the nonskid coating. We have also included instructions from the manufacturer on our website under the manuals tab on the item display page.Answered on 12/2/2013 by Product Expert from Overton's
Q:Does this paint come in a gallon container?Asked on 5/30/2012 by Dave from Wilmington, DE
Q:Will this product hold up under water? I plan to use it on wooden steps, with the bottom 2 steps being submerged.Asked on 5/6/2012 by Anonymous
A:Absolutely!!!Answered on 10/1/2012 by Justin from Overton's
Q:Do I need to use the primer if I'm putting this on plywood?Asked on 1/10/2010 by Boat guy from south CArolina
A:Yes it is recommended that you use item 73216 for it to adhere properly to the wood.Answered on 1/11/2010 by Bryant from Tech
Q:can i get this in a blue color?Asked on 8/25/2009 by wayne t from archdale nc
A:It is only made in the colors shown. Blue does not exist.Answered on 9/3/2009 by JUSTIN from OVERTONS TECHNICIAN
Q:This rubberized nonskid coating, is it the same as gel coating? I want to use it for my boat, but I want to know if it is the same thing.Asked on 8/16/2009 by Lee from Corpus Christi
A:This is a flooring product. So after it is applied and dries it feels just like rubber.Answered on 9/16/2009 by Chad @ Overton's from Greenville, NC
Q:Can I apply this directly over oil based paint (eg, Rustoleum)?Asked on 7/21/2009 by Anonymous
A:It is recommended that you remove the paint before applying to ensure a proper adhesion.Answered on 7/31/2009 by Ryan from Overtons