Looking for a porch paint that is non-slip AND easy to clean.

Abi Zimmerman
by Abi Zimmerman
I recently painted my porch. I thought using a satin finish would keep it from being slippery when it rained. WRONG.
However my question isn't hot to make it less slippery. I know there are numerous special paints and paint additives to solve that. The problem is, they all make the floor impossible to clean. Does anyone know how to make a painted porch floor non-slip AND easy to clean?
  13 answers
  • Peg Peg on Oct 31, 2013
    Is your porch concrete or wood? or other? If wood, I used Cabot's acrylic deck stain but must clean & prep well first. Ask at your paint store if sand can be added. This paint is scuff proof & very easy to clean
  • Abi Zimmerman Abi Zimmerman on Oct 31, 2013
    It's wood but not pretty wood, which is why I painted it. If I understand the Cabot's site, it's a solid stain. Is that right? If so, do I have to remove the paint from my floor before I can use it?
  • Diane Navarro Tippetts Diane Navarro Tippetts on Oct 31, 2013
    get liquid sandpaper, it is clear, use it as a topcoat.
  • Abi Zimmerman Abi Zimmerman on Oct 31, 2013
    Diane, do you think it will still be easy to clean after doing that?
  • Abi Zimmerman Abi Zimmerman on Oct 31, 2013
    More importantly Diane, won't it remove my paint?
  • Kendra Loftus Kendra Loftus on Oct 31, 2013
    I have seen a porch painted with the same kind of stuff used for truck bed liners.
  • Peg Peg on Oct 31, 2013
    Yes, it is a solid stain. Must prep the wood well..... I would powerwash and sand ALL loose paint or if necessary all the wood. Then use the Cabot solid stain with the acrylic after wood is totally dry. Recommend TWO coats.......I love it. Ask at paint store about adding some sand to the paint. Good Luck!
  • Robin James Robin James on Nov 01, 2013
    Peg, get a floor sander, and sand it down,clean up with out door vacuum, then apply a stain that is made for decks. That Cabot sounds good.
  • Robin James Robin James on Nov 01, 2013
    the stain, will not make the deck slippery, and should look good for a long time. I love the grey wood stain that lets the grain of the wood show through.
  • Peg Peg on Nov 01, 2013
    My deck wasn't that bad so I hand sanded areas where it was needed. Abi would be better off using the floor sander & hand sand if she has rails. If not power washed & sanded the paint will chip off. This happened to me before........ I used the Cabot solid stain because I already had solid stain on deck previously & must always use solid stain. My brother used this paint for his deck in Jersey where the salt air is harsh on wood & it still looks great after 3 years. He just power washes the deck every Spring!
  • Abi Zimmerman Abi Zimmerman on Nov 01, 2013
    I think I've left out a detail or two. It's not a deck. It's an ugly wooden porch floor and I painted it to cover the ugly. Staining it isn't a good option for me and I don't want to remove the paint - unless that's the last option. What I'm searching for is a way to make the paint less slippery but still easy to clean.
  • Peg Peg on Nov 02, 2013
    Then add sand to the paint you will be using? But I still would power wash it................
  • Diane Navarro Tippetts Diane Navarro Tippetts on Nov 02, 2013
    Abi, the best way to figure this out with all of these answers, is: get wood that is in the same cruddy shape ., paint it with the same paint and then play with the suggestions given, then you are not dealing with the whole porch.