Our outdoor patio area has ceramic tiles that are as slick as glass whenever someone steps on them with wet feet from the pool. It's also very bad news when I walk around in my Croc flip flops while watering the plants! :) Seriously, though, these tiles are a very real hazard at my house that concerns me anytime we have a pool party. We bought a product and applied it last year that was supposed to make it non-skid. It didn't work for the long-term. For now we have 4 rugs out
there, but they are a big pain when it comes to sweeping leaves and dog hair. :(
I am now considering Shark Grip in a clear sealant and rolled on with a paint roller, but I before we go to all the effort of cleaning off the patio and doing it I wanted to ask what your suggestions would be. I want it done right when we do it again, so I need a solution that will last for years and not have to be re-applied annually.
I do like the color and look and feel of the tile, it's just WAY too dangerous for use around a pool area with wet feet and fast moving children.
Commented on Aug 18, 2012
beth, i would suggest you consider an (EXTERIOR) waterproof polyurethane & add a small amount
of silica sand. just enough to provide a non slip surface. you could test the amount in small batches until you find the proper ratio. # 2 if the color of your present tile is not to your liking you might consider an exterior paint & do the same with adding sand. hope this helps
wells cease taking water returned from supply side. was told by well driller iron collects on screens at bottom of well causing the clogging ! i asked, but did not receive an answer of
(why not eleminate screens & simply leave the 1&1/4 pvc pipe open at very bottom & omit the screen ? after all screen to my knowledge & genereal concensus is to filter sand & or any other trash from entering the (supply wells) am i totally on wrong track? wells are 110 feet deep ! any info will be greatly appreciated. charles
Just picked up a new Purdy angled sash brush....oh boy it feels GOOD. I retired my old Purdy....A quality brush makes for a quality paint job. These brushes are handmade...thanks Indra...( the name on the sticker)
On another note...I just passed the 6000 mark for posts...whoo hoo
Commented on Mar 03, 2012
kms woodworks i 100 % agree with your brushes comment. took me many many years to really learn
about & appreciate really good brushes i rate PURDY & WOOSTER pretty much the same quality & folks brushes do make a difference. A HUGE DIFFERENCE !! charles