Non Skid Deck Painting

chevy72

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I am re painting my non Skid deck, but it is a VERY rough non skid currently on, like the Sport boats have. I was hoping the additional paint would kind of smooth it out a bit. Would TopCoat paint work to paint over the current Non skid? or is there another type I can use besides the Non skids? since they already have a sand substance in them. I want to try and make the deck a little easier on the feet.

Thanks,

Matt
 
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pescaloco

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scrub the shit out of the nonskid with TSP water and a stiff brush, rinse well and let dry.
then roll 1 or two coats of 2 part polyurethane paint, that may help soften up the profile but maybe not enough for bare feet.

The other option is to grind down then paint and nonskid again
 
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40Grit

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Many boats have decks painted with sand as the nonskid media.
This can be too aggressive. removing nonskid sand is brutal going, Your sanding sand. the problem with painting another coat over the original deck, is it can go the wrong direction becoming an ice rink, Ask the Apollo skipper.
When starting from scratch, we use the coarse Algrip particles. they are designed to float in the mixed paint, and come out of the spray gun perfectly. I'd clean the original deck, like the previous post recommends, and paint. its the easiest and most economical next move. send pictures
 
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chevy72

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I ended up using Topside paint mixed with a flattening agent, it turned out really clean, I haven't sprayed it down yet, or been on it wet, but it doesn't seem like it will be slippery. It definitely made it better, and not as rough as it was.
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Groper

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Wow that looks great, how is it on bare feet ?
 
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