Tuesday, 23 December 2014

A none slip paint finish that works

This was dreamed up by me around sixteen years or so back, given the test of time I can advise the system works and probably better than any other I have seen?

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The main part of the system is selected and graded teak saw dust, the other is International Paints 990 Interthane top coats.

I did this cockpit in about four hours and working on a surface already prepared with three coats of Intergard epoxy primer, then two coats of Interthane 990 top coat polyurethane top coat paints.

With this process we start with the correct sanding of the base that will be painted, 816 epoxy  as a minimum coating, two coats, then three coats of Intergard etch primer, yes thats two days gone already.

The Intergard primer then received two coats of Interthane 990 PU top coats, only then were we able to mask out and apply the none slip effect.

Once masked, another coating of Intergard 990 top coat is applied,then while still wet the teak sawdust is applied and as full coat,  when the paint is dry the excess is brushed off and two more coats of Interthane top coats are applied,in this case we used white 990 and a dash of black to give the pale grey shade.

As you can see this is no quick fix, it needs care and the time to do the work , which will be better done out of  direct sunlight as the paints will dry faster then required then, the eight coats give a very tough and long lasting surface.

The metal mesh sieve is important, the plastic ones seem to all have a mesh thats too large to apply in the correct ratio.

Only the graded teak dust will work, we stock that and can sell you it in 500 grams packs, postage to most places will be possible.


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