Is it feasible to paint one's driveway with sand-based paint?

by Dianna
Living in NW Missouri, we tend to have icy conditions in the winter. I was just wondering if painting the concrete driveway with a paint that I've added sand to would help reduce the slippery conditions?

  6 answers
  • Suzette Suzette on Jul 22, 2017

    You can add sand to the sealer that goes on a driveway. Here's a link:

    I've never heard of using interior paint on a driveway. I'm thinking the weather will peel it a way fast, and then you'll lose the sand anyway.

    Good luck!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 22, 2017

    Rustoleum carries concrete paint and an additive that you can put on to make it non-skid.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 22, 2017

    if there's sufficient ice - it won't make a hill of beans what's in the paint - it will be covered w/ ice!

  • Ken Wickham Ken Wickham on Jul 22, 2017

    Move to Colorado.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 22, 2017

    Yes you can. I added sand when I painted my front steps. You can add sand to cement paint also. It probably won't help much if the ice is thick though. It worked best for my steps after I had shoveled off the snow.

  • Nancy Nancy on Jul 23, 2017

    Sherwin Williams make a paint...something called Deck and Dock. They sell a bag of crushed walnut hulls that you can add to the paint. The hulls absorb the sand so it will not wear off when walking on it. If you add sand to the paint and walk on it, it will wear off the sand and the sand will be visible.