Cool Foot Deck Coating

Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating is a high-performance, acrylic, elastomeric coating that reduces heat transfer by up to 35% compared to regular paint. The Cool Foot Deck & Dock Coating cures into a durable, seamless, colored waterproof membrane. Contains no solvents, is non-toxic, VOC-free, and is non-flammable. The cured membrane has excellent solar reflectivity and UV stability.

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Cool Foot Deck Coating

Product Details

Elastomeric Deck Coating

Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck & Dock Coating is a high-performance, acrylic, elastomeric coating that reduces heat transfer by up to 35% compared to regular paint. The Cool Foot Deck & Dock Coating cures into a durable, seamless, colored waterproof membrane. Contains no solvents, is non-toxic, VOC-free, and is non-flammable. The cured membrane has excellent solar reflectivity and UV stability.

This elastomeric coating uses glass bead technology to provide a coating that cools the surface better than the competition. Use on decks, railings and other contact surfaces for enhanced comfort and protection.

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Popular Uses

Cool Foot Deck & Dock Coating reduces heat and provides a protective coating to a variety of home surfaces. Here are some common uses for Cool Foot Deck & Dock Coating.

  • Decks and Docks
  • Handrails
  • Fences
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • And More


Apply minimum final thickness of 1 gallon per 50 sq ft (4.6 sq m). It should require around 3-4 heavy coats. High traffic areas and porous substrates require 1 gallon per 30 sq ft (2.8 sq m).

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Prep And Clean The Surface

Make sure your surface is clean, dry, and free of dirt, silicone, loose paint, rust, oil, grease, coal tar, or other contaminants. Apply using a 3/8 (10mm) roller, brush or paint sprayer.

Concrete: Should be etched, power washed and fully dried. Wood: Mildew and organic growth must be removed using Deck and Patio Cleaner. Secure raised nail heads, deck screws and loose boards. Pre-fill imperfections such as screw holes, knots and splits in the wood with a high-quality wood filler. Replace damaged and rotting boards and remove loose splinters. For fiberglass or vinyl: Scuff the surface to remove all shine, clean with a mild soap and water, allow to dry completely and wipe with a white rag that has been dampened with acetone to condition the surface. Cracks, joints, voids, etc: (1/8” or larger) should be pre-filled with a suitable patching material such as a high-quality wood filler, concrete patch material or Liquid Rubber caulking. Installing Liquid Rubber Caulking without reinforcing with Geo-Textile has a more seamless look but comes with a risk of cracking at the joint, crack, corner, etc. over extended periods of time and you should be prepared to touch up these areas in the future if necessary. 

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Tape-off, block off or otherwise mask areas that are not to receive coating. Remove masking while coating is still wet.

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Detail Work

Bridge seams, flashing, cracks, joints, around penetrations, etc. using Geo-Textile applied via the 3-course method (Multi-Purpose Primer – Geo-Textile – Multi-Purpose Primer). Apply a 6” wide coat of Multi-Purpose Primer across the seam and while still wet, embed the Geo-Textile. Smooth out wrinkles and apply a second coat of Multi-Purpose Primer to fully saturate and encapsulate the Geo-Textile. Allow the primer to dry 1-2 hours before coating. As an alternative method: You can caulk the joints with Liquid Rubber Sealant & Adhesive instead of reinforcing with Geo-Textile, however there is greater risk of cracking at the joint without Geo-Textile.

Note: Geo-Textile is a structural element to help prevent cracking and will remain somewhat visible.

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Using a 3/8’’ (10mm) microfiber roller, apply Multi-Purpose Primer to the entire surface. For edges, corners and between wood boards, apply using a nylon/ polyester brush. Allow the primer to dry until dry to the touch (approx.1-2 hours).

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Apply Coating

Apply Polyurethane Deck Coating or Cool Foot Deck Coating in multiple coats, allowing approximately 4-6 hours drying time between coats. Be sure to seal around posts. High humidity will extend curing times. You can re-coat when the material is dry to the touch with nothing wet underneath and is uniform in color.

Avoid hot, direct, intense sun when applying. You should also avoid contact with solvents and solvent based cleaners, adhesives and paints. Do not allow the product to freeze or apply in wet conditions.

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Inspect and Protect

Inspect for pinholes, blisters, voids, thin spots or other defects. Repair as necessary. Allow 72 hours after last coat for light foot traffic. Allow 5-7 days after last coat before placing furniture on the coating.

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Clean Up

Remove tape while coating is wet and close container to secure leftover product. If spillage occurs, soak up as much material as possible with rags. Clean immediately with soap and water. If spill is dried, scrape off as much as possible with a razor or scraper. Use mineral spirits to weaken product and an appropriate tool such as a wire brush or grinder to mechanically remove. If splashed on the skin immediately wash thoroughly with fresh water. If the product has dried on the skin massage the area with medical grade mineral oil, baby oil or edible oil, then wash with soap and water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
ray price

Great service

Great product!

Easy and applies smoothly and dries Fast. In fact keep out of direct sun the product you are applying!

leslie canning
poor coverage

was expecting a thicker product. instructions say to use geo-textile for seams, but product does not cover seams so they show, does not do much more than paint. Just installed so will see if it last or not

Hello Leslie

I am sorry to hear you are not satisfied with your application.

In regards to the visibility of the Seam Tape, we do state it will remain visible on the product page, on the project page (in the step-by-step area) and in our application guidelines.
The Geo-Textile is a structural element, and is not there for aesthetic appeal, but rather to prevent cracking in the area's that experience the most thermal and other movement.
We also provide an alternate method (in all the same places) of detailing your joints with caulking, for a less visible joint.

Additionally, you will find that paint does not provide the Cooling Technology or waterproofing protection that Liquid Rubber Cool Foot offers.

I am here if you have any questions or need anything.
Have a great day!

Robert Svoboda
Very good product

I have used this product for 10 years now and it has performed very well. I recoat my deck about every four years because I need it to be waterproof. It has not cracked or peeled I just do it as a precaution.

anna campbell
3rd time a charm

Love this stuff just finished my deck. I first ordered the 5 gallon can and then ordered a 1 gallon can to finish up steps, I got a bad can it was clumpy and very thick struggled to spread it, contacted customer service and was first told only unopened products could be returned so was given another contact whom was very nice and apologized for my problem. If this stuff wasn’t so expensive I would not of bothered because my husband hates returns. Anyway I was asked to send a pic to the email and they would contact me so I would have had to have one of my grandchildren go it for me as I don’t have a clue how. The service representative was very nice and said take my time. Long story short next morning my husband was using paint said he stirred it and wasn’t as clumpy still had a good bit of waste, so ordered another gallon and it was like the five gallon can easy to use and when on great, all and all love the product and hoping to see how it holds up.