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ican2 02-17-2013 12:32 PM

slippery painted outdoor steps
 
Can I use a sandy grit either on top of my wet paint or add to the paint to make my steps less slippery.?:eek:

cdaniels 02-17-2013 12:43 PM

There are additives that will help.Check your local paint store.

jsheridan 02-17-2013 12:57 PM

I've never used it, but I've heard that Shark Grit, at Sherwin Williams, is the best.

Will22 02-18-2013 09:25 AM

Skid Tex, Safe Step are other additives which work well.

ric knows paint 02-18-2013 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ican2 (Post 1119036)
Can I use a sandy grit either on top of my wet paint or add to the paint to make my steps less slippery.?:eek:

Hiya ican,

Go back through this forum's archives to this post:

Painting a Porch - 8/17/2012 - OP: beanie34...

Start with post #5 - then see SDSester's comments and photos...

That was a really good discussion, regarding your same topic, with better, safer and longer lasting options to providing a skid-resistant finish. Good luck.

Startingover 02-18-2013 10:50 AM

corner tape
 
wrong spot to post.

housepaintingny 02-18-2013 03:21 PM

Shark Grit from Sherwin Williams is a great product, as an anti slip additive. Its applied with your final coat and can't be seen after aplication, but is there and does work. We use it all of the time when refinishing a surface that may be slippery, especially masonry surfaces.


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