Paint for Rock Climbing?
I would be thinking about some sort of industrial coatings but addition of the nonslip stuff is going to degrade the performance of just about anything I can think of including epoxy, urethane or even silicone hybrid material. This is going to be a very high maintenance proposition.
I should think the minute you add a coating the minute your insurance liability soars even higher than it must be to start even thinking about this.
Why not just real embedded rocks with no finish for hand and footholds? Why not some sort of reinforced masonry, poured/leaned up, or reinforced stucco, swimming pool gunite wall instead of painted wood for the substrate?
I guess I have not paid much attention to these climbing walls as constructed but I know some nice ones have been built on the interior sides of unused grain silos. I think they all went with the mesh and sprayed concrete or gunite approach and real rocks.
You can tint gunite whatever color you want. I used to spec black bottom pools all the time.
I guess you could build something non-slip into fiberglass resin as with boat decks.
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Last edited by sdsester; 06-12-2012 at 02:22 PM.