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Non Skid topside paint?

I almost broke my neck on boart Saturday several times slipping on the foredeck. I was wearing boatshoes, and the deck is clean, but as soon as it gets wet....

Can anyone recommend a good nonskid toppaint without aggregate (sand) in it?


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Re: Non Skid topside paint?

Put a fresh coat of paint on , then ,using a salt shaker , sprinkle fine beach sand on it. Then give it another coat. There is no better non skid compound available than beach sand. Unlike commercial products ,it doesn't wear smooth.

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Re: Non Skid topside paint?

All decent non skid has some kind of grit. We've found the non skid properties of Interlux Interdeck quite good, but it can grab onto dirt pretty tenaciously. It goes down easily and it's easy to get a uniform result.

Most who choose Kiwigrip seem to be happy with the results as well.

btw.... most people prefer a shiny hull, so I suggest you apply whatever nonskid you choose to the deck, not the topsides!


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Re: Non Skid topside paint?

I just did the cockpit non-skid with Interlux Interdeck. It is very easy to apply, covers well, and is very non-skiddy.

Practical Sailor did a non-skid finishes comparison in January, and Interdeck came out best budget buy, the main drawback being ease of cleaning (I also find the range of colours to be very limited). Kiwigrip was more expensive but easier to clean.

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Re: Non Skid topside paint?

Sikkens anti slip deck paint. Not the easiest stuff to find but it goes on easy and works great. Doesn't get dirty and the abrasive in it is so fine it won't hurt your knees or wear holes in your pants.

AFAIK it is only available in buff, white, grey and blue. I used a mix of one grey to four white to get a nice soft grey.

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