Page 1 of 2

Non-Skid

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:03 pm
by 2stinger
The nonskid that you guys sell for the S3 paint, is it the S3 nonskid or is it just silica sand?

The paint literature talks of S3 nonskid consisting of a clear polycarbonate plastic aggregate.

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:36 pm
by tech_support
The non-skid we stock is from another supplier, its not just sand - but it does contain silica. Its lighter and will suspend in the paint, straight sand will settle to the bottom of the paint.

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:08 pm
by Gary McCusker
Nice stuff. Does what you want it to do.You can sand over it lightly and reapply more coats.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:04 pm
by 2stinger
I have looked at e few threads on non-skid application.

I was watching John Gravith-kith and he used a roller and a piece of cardboard to even out the non-skid. He would dip the roller in the paint and then roll it out on the cardboard to even the non-skid. Then he rolled it out on the deck.

Has anyone tried it this way? I have done some non-skid in the past and the hardest part is getting it somewhat even.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:25 pm
by tech_support
2stinger wrote:I have looked at e few threads on non-skid application.

I was watching John Gravith-kith and he used a roller and a piece of cardboard to even out the non-skid. He would dip the roller in the paint and then roll it out on the cardboard to even the non-skid. Then he rolled it out on the deck.

Has anyone tried it this way? I have done some non-skid in the past and the hardest part is getting it somewhat even.
Yes, you can do that, and it helps if the non-skid is heavy (like sand). The last couple times I use the non-skid we sell. I just used a small paint roller tray, no issues with it being uneven

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:15 pm
by tech_support
Its timely :) that I just received some new non-skid samples from a prospective supplier.

I have to test them to see which we may sell/use so i may as well take some video of painting on non-skid. :!:

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:22 pm
by Evan_Gatehouse
My best success was a mixture of 2 techniques:

- mix some into paint
- sprinkle some into wet paint with a big salt shaker to get more in areas that needed more to get a more even coverage.

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:47 pm
by 2stinger
I am ready to non-skid and the instructions say to add the non-skid to desired amount. Doe's anyone have an idea of how much is good or how much to start with?

Also with the S3 should you reduce the paint to a brushing thickness or not at all. I think this would have an effect on the suspension of the non-skid.

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:08 pm
by tech_support
I like no more than 20% by volume, if you need more then roll on another coat later with no more than another 20%. If you try to put too much in a one coat, it will get clumpy.

We did the test of the new non-skid additive last week. Today I'm working on the video.

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:57 am
by tech_support
OK, I just posted a shop clip at youtube on applying non-skid.

There are many valid ways of doing non-skid, this is way we do it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCZjriaxUP0