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Al in TX    Posted 08-22-2017 at 13:08:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Can anyone recommend a good long lasting non slip coating/paint for a plywood wheel chair ramp. Ramp is outside and treated plywood.

    49er swGA    Posted 08-23-2017 at 21:46:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My "Paint Guy" mixed "Playsand" in my paint for the ramp, for me...
    It works well...

    My plywood ramp is partly under a Magnolia tree, it gets slick with a black mold/fungus...
    I pressurewash it off each year, before winter freeze...

    Thanks for the reminder, Ann asked me to recoat the ramp with "sandy paint" again...

    It`s been years since I last coated it,
    Dennis

    carl 8N    Posted 08-23-2017 at 13:18:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Why not use one of the "renew" deck coating products? It has a rough surface and is designed for long lasting.

    Al in TX    Posted 08-23-2017 at 06:51:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks to you all I have used the paint/sand before was just looking for an easier way to do the long ramp, bed liner is not recommend for wood so I will go with sand.
    Again thanks to all
    Al

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-22-2017 at 21:17:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Enamel paint and sand. Your choice of color and grit.

    j4nss(WNY)    Posted 08-22-2017 at 21:11:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • When I was working the commercial boats we would sprinkle sawdust on the decks the roll the enamel over it,toss a little more sawdust and roll it again. It would hold up for a couple seasons.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 08-22-2017 at 18:38:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I did the steps to my garage I used white house paint and then sprayed it with my sand blaster while it was still wet and fresh. Once I got the texture I liked I quit spraying the sand. Held up through two winters so far.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 08-22-2017 at 18:19:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not sure about the longevity Al, but an inexpensive route would be to use rolled roofing. Commercial paint stores used to carry a non-skid deck coating that I bought and used a long time before the bed-liner products came about.

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