Traction paint

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mtdman, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anyone know of a paint that you can apply that leaves a traction surface when dried? Kind of a gritty, no slip surface? And for a reasonable price? I need something for a set of wooden ramps I use for snow removal.
    Thanks
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ya, rust-oeum makes a sand like paint additive called ANTI-SLIP. You add one container of this to one gallon of paint. I used it on my trailer ramp and trailer decking, works awsome. $7 at your local home depot in the paint department.
     
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    They sell it in qt's and gal's at Lowes, probably at Homedepot to. You can find it in the paint section. I bought a gallon the other day, bought a bunch of other junk too so dont remember the price, but it was less than $20. Make sure you get them to shake it up for you.
     
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    I looked at both Lowes and Homedepot today, asked at both, they didn't have anything.
     
  5. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    staple chicken wire on them
     
  6. chopsticks33

    chopsticks33 LawnSite Member
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    if you have ace hardware stores...they have it
     
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Get some play sand from the hardware store. Paint the ramps and sprinkle the sand on the ramps before the paint dries.
     
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    i Herculined my bed in my f350, I had some extra left over so I took the painted the flat stock side rails on my trailer where I often find myself climbing in and out of. It helps reduce bruised shins big time!
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. Grassman6

    Grassman6 LawnSite Member
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    Silica sand that is used for sand blasting on top of a coat of John Deere paint works really well. I put it on the solid trailer deck area, steps going into the garage and even on the left side of my Z-trak where I step on/off tne mower. Just a little moisture in these areas can cause a problem and regular sand is just too course. If you have never used John Deere brush paint you will be amazed at the ease of application.
     

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