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Unread 08-15-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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Anti-slip coating

Good evening all!!

Has anyone had any experience with the application of an aftermarket Anti-slip coating for exterior use? I have heard that these products exist but, I have never actually seen of heard of them used. A customer of mine is looking to install a tile at the exterior entrance of an office building. Do these products actually work?

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Unread 08-15-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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Never tried any, Charlie, but we had a fella on here early this year tryin' to sell us on a product called Slip Grip that was made for your precise application. Well, actually I don't recall what they said about exterior applications, but it is an after-installation anti-skid type product.

I'm reasonably sure I sent the samples he sent me to one of the other moderators, but if you'll send me an email address through the site I'll send you the stats on the stuff he sent me. You'll recognize a lot of the testing and figures on it. Sounds impressive, and I must admit the sample tile he sent me actually demonstrated the difference. I never tried any of the product on a tile of my own, though.

Ain't gonna keep everybody from slippin' and fallin', maybe, but it could certainly help. And you'd certainly be a good candidate for testing it.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 08-17-2006, 05:15 AM   #3
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Tried such a product about 18 months back, not much of an improvement IMO, just as well it was a free trial then.

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Unread 08-17-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
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I used some about a year ago that worked very well. It was inside at a YMCA. I did the locker rooms and after the fact (and after being warned by me before starting) they came to the brilliant conclusion that the tile chosen was to slick for those coming out of the pool. This stuff actually etched the surface without altering the look. It worked great, no one slipping aymore. I would not want to be the one trying to keep it clean though; everything sticks to it now, it's like anti-teflon!
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Unread 08-17-2006, 08:56 PM   #5
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Nathan,
Do you remember the name of the etching solution that was used?
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Unread 08-18-2006, 04:19 PM   #6
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No, but the guy I bought it from had me do some work and I'm gonna get paid for it Sat. or Mon. I'll ask him and let you know.
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Unread 08-18-2006, 04:22 PM   #7
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This might be of some help

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Unread 08-18-2006, 05:36 PM   #8
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Yep, Mark, thats the stuff! I remember that stupid picture of the girl slipping, they need to revisit that photo shoot!
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Unread 08-18-2006, 05:53 PM   #9
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Thanks for the insight and the link. I am trying a product called NO SKIDDING and it seems to make a some improvement to the tile but not as much as I had hoped. I think I'll try to get a hold of the sliptech product that Mark and Nathan mentioned.
CX- By the way the pictures of my last claim are not remotely clear enough to post. I have another claim on Monday for what I believe to be the same type of problem. Hopefully I can get some shots suitable to post.

Have a great weekend and thanks again to all!!!
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Unread 08-19-2006, 01:48 AM   #10
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The products do work.

But on a maintenance note, even a roughed up surface still needs to have good regular cleaning or grease will just build up and clog the nice holes in the tile glaze that the product created.

Still, cleaning is cheaper than lawyers and juries.
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