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Old 12-02-2013, 10:24   #1
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Epifanes Non-Skid Deck

Hi, I have been looking at several posts about anti-skid paints, like Durabak, Dura Mac , Kiwi grip and Tuff Stuff, but still I'm not sure if I should go with one of those. i just found the Epifanes Non-Skid Deck Coating, but haven't found any reviews yet.. So, have anyone used this product on your decks?? Or should I just use the Awl grip or Petit antiskid sand that mixes with paint...
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:19   #2
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The Epifanes nonskid is pretty good. Easy to clean, pretty low profile. You can buy just the nonskid from them and mix it with any paint, too. It is, perhaps not as nonskid as some of the higher profile options. I'll continue to use it.
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Thanks a lot for the input.. I wasn't aware that it could be mixed with other paints. That could be a plus, since it will be easier and cheaper to be shipped to my location.. . Thought that it came already as anti skid paint...
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Re: Epifanes Non-Skid Deck

Yeah, looks like they sell enough beads for 750ml 1 part paint (you can use them with 2 part paints, too) for about $10. I've heard they have larger containers, too, but you might have to call Epifanes direct for that. I'm not aware of a distributor selling the larger pack. They do have it already premixed with paint in 5 colors, but if you want another color you'll have to mix it yourself. Not a big deal either way. We used the premixed paint as one of the colors suited us and it was available off the shelf at the local chandlery.
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Re: Epifanes Non-Skid Deck

The two part paints such as Awlgrip are going to hold up longer. I like the fine non-skid particles that are available from them. It's not so coarse that it is difficult to scrub and yet the grip is good enough.
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Re: Epifanes Non-Skid Deck

I have a dock neighbor with kiwi on his. I like it. Have been doing my research and so far, I think that is the route I will be going.
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