TrapEase 3 – The Ultimate Non-Traditional Decking Screw


TrapEase 3 is the only deck screw color matched to your specific non-traditional decking and guaranteed to create a clean finished look without pre-drilling in all three types of synthetic decking: composite, PVC, and capstock.

Anti-fade head paint, the new anti-strip Torx® TTAP® drive system, and a lifetime corrosion warranty make TrapEase 3 the Ultimate Composite Deck Screw.

TORX® ttap® Drive System
Features a stability button which delivers unmatched stick-fit and wobble-free installation that eliminates fastener strip out. Carded bits are now available!

FastenMaster Spotter


Much more than a lid, the Spotter is an installation guide that reduces installation time by consistently placing the fasteners and gapping the deck boards.

Important Information:

  • Must install two screws per joist
  • Refer to decking manufacturer’s installation
  • Not for use where de-icing salts will be used, roof decks or with solid wood decking such as mahogany or into metal framing
  • Not for use within 1,000 feet of saltwater. Use stainless steel TrimTop fastener for these applications

Installation Using Spotter Guide

Deck Surface 90° to joist

  1. Position legs of guide to straddle joist
  2. Push guide flat to decking surface
  3. Drive TrapEase 3 screws through hole marked 90°
Deck Surface 45° to joist

  1. Position notch on guide legs to sides of joists
  2. Push guide flat to decking surface
  3. Drive TrapEase 3 screws through hole marked 45°

Note: Spotter Guide legs act as a 3/16″ deck board spacer.  Complete installation instructions included in every box.

To determine correct color for your decking, click HERE to view the TrapEase 3 Color Selection Guide.

Approved for use in the following brands:

  • Evergrain Envision
  • TimberTech
  • Trex Transcend
  • Trex Enhance
  • Trex Select
  • Fiberon Horizon
  • Fiberon Paramount
  • Wolf