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Old 11-24-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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i put poly on my new stair treads, they are slippery and want to add sand and poly, what are the best products to use and do i need to figure out exactly which poly i used origanally and use that one again

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Old 11-26-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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I am looking into the same issue, I have not yet installed my unfinished oak treads. The Hardware store tells me not to waste my time with adding sand or grit into poly, as the poly is so thin the grit will quickly be rubbed out.

I found this in my searching, I am trying to find more information about the SKID SAFE product.

http://ndclean.com/skidsafe.html Anyone used this?

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Old 11-26-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
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you can try this floor paint: http://www.homehardware.ca/Products/...nti_slip_3_4kg
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Home Hardware looks to be a huge chain but just in Canada. I am unable to locate the Exel anti-slip coating here in the US.

Have you used it? The color is listed as neutral. I do not want to hide the nice oak boards, and I suspect the origional post does not want to either. Is it completely clear? Do you know the price for a gallon? Thanks
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Yes Home Hardware is a large Canadian chain here. I have not used this product in particular but a friend of mine has used it with great results. If my memory serves me right I believe it is clear and then you add the desired color to it. The price per gallon is $54.99 Canadian.
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I used:
PRO finisher
350 VOC Oil-Base
Polyurethane
Professional Grade for Floors

purchased at Home Depo. I applied 3 coats, sanding before the first and second second coats. We decided against against trying one of the expensive non slip applications because it's winter time and we can't open up windows for ventilation and treating the stairs before instillation was the way to go. I coated them when the weather allowed, I did it outside and they would dry enough in an afternoon that I could bring them inside the garage to finish drying. We really did not want to add adhesive strips, but decided that if they were necessary we were going to add them so nobody falls and breaks their neck. To our surpirse the stairs came out looking great and not slippery like wet ice.

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