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Old 12 January 2013, 17:06   #1
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deck paint

Whats the most cost effective way of making my deck none slip? Thanks
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Old 12 January 2013, 17:19   #2
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Chucking a handful of sand into a pot of B&Q gloss would be pretty damn cost effective
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you can add sand
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Proper non-slip deck paint. It's not that expensive.

The 'chuck some sand in' thing does work, but the sand tends to come through the paint then get free in the boat.
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yes sand is great.
use wind blown sand that is dry and sieve it out of any bigger bits.

i have done pleasure boats foredecks by masking the patches required ,painting a good layer of under coat on then WHILST the undercoat is wet sprinkle on the sand and cover the whole area. leave it to dry and brush off the excess ,Then gloss over the top.
this worked well and gave a great covering.
i imagine if you mixed sand into the gloss as well it would be even grippier.

cant see why mixing direct with the gloss wouldnt work well also but may be a bit of trial and error getting enough sand into the paint to make a difference
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Make sure it's "sharp sand" not "soft sand".

Soft sand is yellow, sharp sand isn't.
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I wouldn't mess around with gloss and sand as has been suggested. If you want a decent finish do it properly: http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u...attopcoat.aspx
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It was only 20 for a pot of deck paint for my 4.8m Rib. I non slipped a windurfing board using varnish and sugar and it worked well but for the sake of 20 I would use the proper stuff.
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I wouldn't mess around with gloss and sand as has been suggested. If you want a decent finish do it properly: http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u...attopcoat.aspx
Just to clarify, I wasn't suggesting using sand in paint, just saying it was cheap. It is actually a s**t idea, I used to use it on my 14 footer when I was about 12!

On the last project I used the non slip flow coat in the link above. Not that expensive and not that difficult to apply but 100% bulletproof.

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Sorry for the delay and thanks for the reconmendation i think i will give that a go.how many coats did you give ,and do you need to undercoat first or do you just put a key on the deck first?
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