Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am applying the recommended coverage of Tufdek?

Be sure to follow all instructions on our e-brochure or in-store brochure. All quantity application guides for square footage are included. A good rule of thumb for step 2 Texture Coat is to pour a dinner plate size of stirred product onto the deck surface and spread with the wet Texture Coat Applicator. Be sure not to spread it further than it wants to go. Float the wet applicator over the surface. You should use 1/2 gallon of Texture coat per 8'x4' piece of plywood per coat (2 coats required). Do not put the product on thicker than this ratio as it will not dry correctly.

Can I use previously used plywood?

Yes and no. If the plywood has old product on it or has a residue of product on it you may have to do a text patch area to see if the Tufdek is compatible.

It is always best to begin with new 3/4" or 5/8" plywood but if it is weathered plywood it will need to be sanded down well, dry and swept clean prior to beginning. It will also need to be 3/4" or 5/8" plywood.

I don't have Tongue & Groove plywood, can I use regular plywood?

Yes, but you will need to leave 1/16th of an inch of space for expansion and contraction and will need to block the underside.

Can I use a roller instead of the Texture Coat Applicator?

No, the Texture Coat Applicator must be used. Using a roller will not spread the product and the roller will not roll through the product.

Can I use some filler I already have instead of the Tufdek Filler?

No, the only compatible product for Tufdek is the Tufdek Filler.

I have Roll-Dek and Top Cote Hypalon coating on my deck. Can I go over it with the Tufdek?

Yes, for a maintenance coat, the Step 3 Colour Coat is required. If a repair is needed and you need assistance, please call our technical department for assistance. 1-800-943-8226

I want a thicker coat. Can I apply more product than what is recommended?

Yes, but you must wait until the first application from a step is completely dry before applying another coat from that step. IE: Step 2 Texture Coat or Step 3 Colour Coat. Please call our technical department for assistance. 1-800-943-8226

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