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    Jan 2011
    Roseville, CA

    Slippery concrete

    I have stained, stamped concrete around my pool. It LOOKS nice, but unfortunately slippery when wet. Any ideas to keep the look but reduce the slip hazard?

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Slippery concrete

    Good morning,

    You can Google "anti-slip" products and get LOTS of products. How effective they are, how long they will last, and how much they will alter the look of the concrete is a hard question.

    Perhaps you have one out-of-the-way area where you could experiment before applying something to the entire deck.
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    Re: Slippery concrete

    On stained stamped concrete my only suggestion would be a clear coating with glass beads in it. That way you'd still have the color and pattern and the glass beads would produce a sparkling effect when the light hits them just right and provide a little slip resistance.
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    Re: Slippery concrete

    Clearcoat with sand. I painted my patio with epoxy and applied the clearcoat with sand mixed in and it works fairly well. Home Depot/Lowes sells the clearcoat and sand. Good luck.
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    Re: Slippery concrete

    I'm going to second the clear coat with sand. I did that to my garage floor and it really helps. The roll on stuff isn't too much (about $60/gallon) and two gallons covered my whole 12 x 20 garage. You could probably do your pool deck with 2-3 times that.
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    Re: Slippery concrete

    I have tried 2 different products for this and while they helped some, the deck is still very slippery. Don't put on too much, it'll start to show white-ish on a darker deck. Sand may work... maybe I'll try that next time. My folks had a similar stamped deck put in but did not have it bi-colored or sealed. It really looks nice and is not slippery at all. If I get tired of it being slippery I might just have it sandblasted down to the concrete and live with just the base concrete color (intregal color).

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    Re: Slippery concrete

    I put some 'quickcrete' anti slip additive in the paint I used for my coving. it worked great and was really cheap.
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    Re: Slippery concrete

    Sherwin Williams carry a product call "Shark grip" it is a synthetic grip to be used in paint and clear coats. it works great, is transparent so it wont show white like sand, and when mixed it is lighter than sand so it stays in suspension after it is mixed in, and does not all fall the bottom.
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