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Old 17 August 2006, 13:49   #1
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Non Slip paint

Thanks to everyone who has given me advice and helped me so far with the refurb on my rib... one other thing i am looking for is black non slip paint, can find most other colours except black can anybody out there help me??


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Old 17 August 2006, 15:17   #2
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Sprinkle salt or sugar carefully into the last layer of the paint of your choice! (Or you can mix it into the paint before application.

It's the hardest non-slip that you'll ever come across and you won't want to use it with bare feet but it works on yachts all over the world (they have also been known to use PU foam dust).

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Old 18 August 2006, 02:50   #3
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Phill, Blakes do a small tub of granules to add to paint to give it a non slip surface. Most fo the chandlers down here sell it.

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Old 18 August 2006, 03:01   #4
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Or sprinkle DRY sand on the penultimate coat when almost dry. Sweep the excess sand off when the paint is dry and then put on a top coat. More foot friendly that way.
Silver sand is better (finer) than builders or beach sand.
Use a fine sieve for the sand/salt/sugar to get an even coat. You do not want a complete covering. It is worth practicing on a sheet of newspaper or something to get the technique before applying to wet paint.

You can pre-mix the sand with the paint, but if you do keep stiring, otherwise it sinks to the bottom of the tin.
Mark H
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