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Traction in Action: PS Tests DIY Nonskid Options

...nonskid additive with the paint, roll it on with a high-nap roller, and sift more aggregate on the paint while its tacky; once the paint dries, you can brush off...

Restoring Decks: Nonskid Options

...Interlux, Z Spar, Pettit, US Paint, Sterling, and Epifanes. Each sells a nonskid powder that can be added to paint. It doesn’t necessarily have to be matched with the same...

Do-It-Yourself Nonskid Test Update

...11 nonskid products that the average do-it-yourselfer can apply to resurrect weathered decks. The test field included one paint with no filler media, five one-part paints ready-mixed with nonskid compounds,...

Preserving Your Nonskid Deck

As we found in our do-it-yourself nonskid test (Practical Sailor, “Do it Yourself Nonskid Test,” November, 2013), revamping a nonskid deck is a time consuming project, one that you’d rather...

Get Longer Life Out of Your Nonskid

...deck. Pre-mixed nonskid paint users can also broadcast nonskid additive atop coats of the pre-mixed paint for a more aggressive grip. For increased durability, we suggest mixing nonskid additives with...

Topside-Paint Endurance Test 3-Year Checkup

Our topside-paint test panels have endured three full years of 24/7 exposure to the elements, and the time has come for their final evaluation. Testers have annually scrutinized the paint...

Lay New Nonskid to Restore Worn Decks

...polyurethane paint. Adding a nonskid powder to the paint may give you a surface with good nonskid properties, but the trade-off is the rather unattractive combination which looks like someone...

Durabak Nonskid Coating Long-term Test Update

...us with complaints that their Durabak nonskid paint had changed color over time and that the coatings integrity had broken down sooner than expected. Our tester had a similar experience:...

Non-Skid Ten Years After

...sifter-shaker. You can also combine methods, mixing the nonskid additive with the paint, roll it on with a high-nap roller, and then sift more aggregate onto the paint while it’s...
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Topside Paint Test Kicks Off with a Look at Application and Gloss, Tips and...

...close look at the latest paint systems, Practical Sailor testers offer a report on just how user-friendly topside paints have become. A few decades ago, an aircraft paint company executive...