Frequently Asked Questions
Manufactures of Quality Non-Skid Paint, Concrete and Wood Restoration Products
Using Non-Skid Paint
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Where can I use it?
Boat Decks, Swim Steps, Boat Trailers, Marina Dock Ramps, Truck Lift Gates, Step Vans, Trailer Approach Plate, Portable Classroom Ramps, Stadium Steps, Concrete Walkways, Wood Decking and most pedestrian traffic areas that need a Non-Skid Surface to Help Aid in the Reduction of Slip and Fall Accidents.
Where can it NOT be used?
Do not use on garage floors or other areas where vehicles are driven or parked.
Do not use on chemically treated wood, glossy surfaces such as porcelain or ceramic tile.
Do not use in areas where there is continuous standing water or where ponding occurs. These areas must be leveled prior to use of Non-Skid Paint.
What surfaces can I apply it too?
Painted surfaces that are well bonded, and Wood, Gelcoat, Fiberglass, Epoxy, Concrete, Steel, Aluminum, and Magnesite Decking.
Do I need to apply a primer?
Non-Skid Paint is self-priming on Fiberglass, Gelcoat, Epoxy, Magnesite Decking, and Concrete surfaces. On wood substrates use a exterior oil base or latex wood primer. For metal surfaces apply an exterior metal primer over clean, dry metal. This will also provide additional rust prevention.
How do I apply it?
Just like normal paint! It can easily be applied with a brush, roller or spray can. For more details go to “Application Instructions” link at nonskidpaint.com Home Page.
How do I clean the area prior to painting?
For Gelcoat and Fiberglass use Acetone. For Non-Ferrous Metals and Aluminum use a Industrial Degreaser and aluminum acid-etch preperation. On Concrete use Trisodium Phosphate (TSP), use a firm bristle brush and rinse off thoroughly with clean water. Area must be completely dry before application. If necessary, use a heat source such as a large Hot Air Dryer. These products are available through most Hardware Stores.
What is the minimum temperature I can apply it at?
Apply when the temperature is 60*F (12*C) minimum, 90*F (32*C) maximum (air, surface and material), at least 5*F above dew point. The relative humidity should be 85% maximum. Ideal temperature is 77*F with 50% relative humidity. Do not apply late in the day were dew can settle on the fresh wet paint not allowing it to dry properly. Do not apply if rain is threatening or forecasted for that same day.
How long does it take to dry?
Drying time @ 77*F with 50% relative humidity.
TO THE TOUCH: 30 - 40 Minutes (tack free)
RECOAT or TOPCOAT: 1-2 Hours
DRY HARD: 72 Hours
FULL CURE: 5 – 7 Days
(Do not expose Non-Skid Paint surfaces to heavy foot traffic in less than 72 hours).
How much Non-Skid Paint do I need?
Coverage on most surfaces is 300 square feet per gallon @ 4 mils wet = 1.5 mils dry
(A two-coat application is required for lasting durability).
Do I need to add Monster Grit Pumice Additive?
NO, Non-Skid Paint comes pre-mixed with Grit. Extra Grit Additive is sometimes recommended for applications such as Incline Ramps, and Stadium Steps.
Can I use any kind of thinner?
NO, Non-Skid Paint is a Water Reducible Epoxy-Ester Coating and can only be thinned with water. Add no more than ½ quart of water per gallon for first coat only. (NOTE: Topcoat must be applied directly from pail without thinning)
Why do I need to stir Non-Skid Paint so thoroughly and not just shake it up real good?
The Grit material in Non-Skid Paint settles to the top of can, and sometimes sticks to the lid. This is because the Grit is lighter than the Epoxy and will stay suspended and not sink to the bottom of can after thoroughly mixed. Its best to scrap any Grit that is stuck to the lid back into the paint with a wood stir-stick; so as to not loose the normal textured surface. Mix well before and during application.
Can I mix different colors together?
YES, it is recommended to use White Non-Skid Paint to lighten any color of choice. For color consistency use a 1 to 1 ratio for mixing a color to achieve a lighter shade.
(Example: for every gallon Shipstone Gray add 1 gallon of White together in a large bucket to achieve a Light Gray Color, stir and mix thoroughly).
How do I clean Non-Skid Paint off my hands and tools?
Non-Skid Paint is environmentally safe to use. Easily clean hands and tools with warm soapy water immediately after application.
How long will it last before I need to recoat?
It is recommended that on high traffic area’s you recoat once a year. On area’s that do not get a lot of high traffic you can recoat once every two years as needed.
What’s the best way to keep Non-Skid Paint clean?
Clean Non-Skid Paint with warm water mixed with any mild soap or detergent. Use a firm bristle brush and rinse off thoroughly with clean water.
Is Non-Skid Paint ADA (American Disabilities Act) Qualified?
Yes, ADA recommend a minimum average Static Coefficient of Friction rating of at least 0.60 for level floors, and 0.80 for incline ramps. NON-SKID PAINT far exceeds those requirements in all testing (ranging from 0.87 Dry and 0.85 Wet) Static Coefficient of Friction.
What kind of guarantee does Non-Skid Paint have?
Non-Skid Paint comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. (Click on the “SHIPPING & RETURNS” link for complete details). Because application and conditions vary, and are beyond our control, we are not responsible for results obtained in using this product, even when used as suggested. The user should conduct tests to determine the suitability of the product for the intended use (including liability for breach of warranty, strict liability in tort, negligence or otherwise) is limited exclusively to replacement of the product or refund of its price. Under no circumstances are we liable for incidental and consequential damages.