This is a water slide shown here:
The wood part is made of 2x4s.
My objective is to paint it with some paint that would be:
1) Non-slippery for wet feet
2) Would last for 4 years
3) I would prefer a bright, opaque paint. (ie, not stain)
I would prefer something that is available at Home Depot.
That is (IMO) a bad choice. Instead of giving a non-slippery surface, you
end up with a surface that you slip on and then it removes skin (like
sandpaper!) If you can find it, look for a product called "Skid-No-More".
It should be available at boating stores or pool stores.
You should be able to find it locally. I painted a basement bathroom floor
with it 15 years ago and it is still going strong. If the slide is
outdoors, I'd expect about 5 years before needing to recoat. It can be
tinted (with any latex tint) and even mixed with most latex paints. From
that picture, it looks like a quart would do several coats.
On Jun 29, 11:38 am, Ignoramus24381 <ignoramus24...@NOSPAM.
I can't imagine what they would have at HD that would work. They
aren't a specialty store.
I would try your local Sherwin Williams commercial/industrial coatings
store. >>IF<< you get the right rep, they can find a product for just
It seems like you would be moving into the pool/tank coatings area.
Those products would provide water proofing, UV protection (opaque)
for your wood and an exterior rating that would take into effect
constant exposure to water.
I bought a roll of glue down grip and go paper designed for such things as
this. I use it on the steps up my porch. Originally I was afraid to paint
it, but gave in and put a coat of porch paint on it. Still has lots of grip,
doesn't sand off my skin, and provides tremendous anti-slip.
As far as the paint goes, why not look into stains, I know they can brighten
them up allot. My neighbor did his kids play fort with stains and his is
bright yellow and red.
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