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Old 30-12-2009, 10:59   #1
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Best Non-Skid

I need to redo the nonskid on my deck So for the experts What non skid coating will hold up best? I have awlgrip paint and was thinking of using that with sand I don't much care about the price as It will pay off in the long run

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Old 30-12-2009, 11:03   #2
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Some people are turning to coatinigs used for truck bed liners as these are coming in a wider range of colors now.

I have also seen good results with using glass bead blasting media instead of sand applied with the paint. This produces a better feeeling texture, and does not show the wear as much due to the transparency of the glass showing the same color of paint from below.

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Old 30-12-2009, 12:19   #3
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Non Skid

I obtained excellent results with Griptex (GRIPTEX Non-Skid Particles - Coarse .....73013 ) mixed with AWLCRAFT® 2000 Topcoat

I used a proportion doubled as of instructions in the can (in fact i run a few tests over a plywood panel trying different proportions).

It's also very easy to apply (just mix with the topcoat and spray with the appropiate nozzle (I think it was 0.7)

When dried I also applied another topcoat layer over (without Griptex), just to seal the particles and to partially fill the spaces (to easy deck washing)

The result was amazing !!!
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I used Black Diamond, a bead blasting media, down under 3 coats of paint. It is VERY agressive. If you fall you WILL leave skin behind but since doing it I havent fallen so it must work right. I use a cheap porch and floor paint for my decks so it might not work with Algrip but it does work for my old boat........m
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I'm testing Kiwigrip on my dinghy floor boards. It went on well and with a little bit of use it has done well. If it holds up over the next summer it is going on the boat. The current decks are silica sand in paint and it is not a good surface. When wet it is slippery and sharp.
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i recomend you to use Alwgrip or alexseal non skid additive, you are able to get it fine, coarse, xtra coarse. you mixed with the paint and depends of the paint converter you be able to spray or roll and brush
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FWIW - I just applied Kiwi Grip to our Cat. Easy to apply, even for an idiot like me and surprise!!!.. it even looks good.

So far it its working well. Perhaps not the most non slip material in the universe, nevertheless I am happy to recommend it.
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I installed Vetus non skid. It's a sheet product composed of cork, rubber, vinal and will last 20 + years. It is the ultimate for nonskid.
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I like the quartz sand suspended in the paint and rolled on. It's easy to adjust the sand ratio to suit your taste. Durable, natural, available, no cost.... 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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We will be applying "Al's Liner" in the spring. This is a do it yourself truck bed liner that is being used more and more on boats and can be applied in most any color and finish. There are a number of videos online showing how to apply this product. We are going to be using a light flat gray finish with rubber pellets added. Total cost is less than $200.
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We use Grip tex, which is Awlgrips non skid additive. It can be sprayed or rolled. It comes in several grits . Some test panels will allow you to determine which grit suits your desires. David
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If cost, ease of app, and ease of recoating worn areas are important, it's tough to beat Kiwi-Grip

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Since you have Awlgrip, and cost is not a big issue, I'd use their non-skid and Awlgrip. No brainer to me.

The problem with some of the other coatings mentioned above, is that they are not easily reversible.

In our case, since we have an Interlux 2 part on the deck already, we are going with Perfection with Interlux's non-skid additive.
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Given you already have Awlgrip, I would respray with Awlgrip and their non-skid. The fine particles work just fine, are easy to scrub clean and you are not going to tear up your skin if you should brush against the non-skid.


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