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Add SoftSand Rubber Particles to urethane, epoxy, and acrylic coatings to create an attractive, flexible, skid-resistant surface that feels better, looks better, and lasts longer than sand or other abrasive non-skid paint additives. Great for added safety on boat decks, hand grips, walkways, patios, pet ramps & more.
These spongy rubber granules are softer than standard abrasive non-skid additives, making them more comfortable to walk or kneel on. High-quality, durable granules have color pigment throughout, unlike other rubber non-skid additives made from recycled car tires—so the granules wear evenly & consistently, with no change in color. The long-lasting, stain-resistant surface remains attractive and easy to clean.
Choose White or Beige in Fine, Medium, or Coarse grade particles in 1/4 Pint, Pint, Quart Sifter Bottle, and Gallon sizes.
|SPT-SR-104-WF||White||Fine||Quart - Sifter Bottle|
|SPT-SR-104-WM||White||Medium||Quart - Sifter Bottle|
|SPT-SR-104-WC||White||Coarse||Quart - Sifter Bottle|
|Material||Proprietary, fully cured, cryogenically ground elastomeric particles|
|Broadcast Application Method||Sprinkle the particles by hand or shaker directly onto the first coat of paint while it is still wet.|
|Direct Addition to Paint Application Method||Mix the particles directly into the paint, then use a brush or roller to apply.|
|Specific Gravity||1.4 (Approximately half that of mineral additives)|
|Compatibility||Compatible with most solvent-based and waterborne paint systems, including polyurethane marine topside paints and epoxy or acrylic floor paints|
|Quantity Needed for Non-Slip Surface||10-20% SoftSand rubber particles by weight|
|1/4 Pint of SoftSand||Add to 1 quart of paint|
|Pint of SoftSand||Add to 1 gallon of paint|
|Recommended Number of Coats||Two coats generally create a more even distribution of rubber particles|
SoftPoint products contain no free silica. Crystalline silica (quartz) can be hazardous to your health. Breathing crystalline dust can cause the occupational lung disease silicosis, and may cause cancer and scleroderma. Always follow OSHA health standards when using crystalline silica dust.
June 29, 2021
I painted my deck & used soft sand broadcasted over deck & it came out great & looks factory.
June 14, 2021
I used this with Awlgrip paint and it turned out very nice! I followed Andy's method on BoatWorks Today YouTube Channel With one exception. I didn't wait 16 hours between coats. Yes this works. I masked off the non-skid area, light sanded with 220 grit, primed with awlgrip 545 primer and waited the 10 hrs min, then lightly sanded with 220 grit. I applied the first coat of Awlgrip topcoat and immediately liberally sprinkle SoftSand over the paint. You want this covered so you can't see the paint. I waited for 1-1/2 to 2hrs until the paint was tacky. I then used compressed air at about 2-3 psi and moved the loose Softsand on to a piece of brown paper with the back creased up 90 deg to catch the material. This material is reusable, put it back in the shaker. I was able to recalm about 90% of the loose material. I then was able to apply the 1st top coat. I used a mole hair roller and yes you pick up some of the loose SoftSand but this doesn't hurt anything. I waited another 1-1/2 to 2 hrs and put on the 2nd and final top coat. I pulled the tape about 30 mins later. Perfect finish and cured nicely after a couple days. What made me experiment with is method was the specs of the Awlgrip. When spray application it is ok to apply up to 3 coats after the previous coats tack off and we are going for finish shine so sanding between coats is not an issue.
January 29, 2021
I broadcast spread it, then two coats over it...turned out perfect. .only qualm I might have is it takes alot of extra product to broadcast spread but you retreive it after,
November 17, 2020
Broadcast this product using the supplied sprinkler. Far superior to Awl Grip product as it is more coarse but not too rough.
November 6, 2020
I used the "Medium grade Soft Sand" on the cockpit floor on my sailboat in combination with "Perfection" [2- component polyurethane]. 1st stage - paint only // 2nd stage - masked areas - wet paint+ soft sand sprinkled on // 3rd stage brush off excess sand when dry [can reuse sand] // 4th stage - to get a uniform sand coverage I recoated and sprinkled again with sand & brushed off excess when dry // Final coat with Perfection. Note: I am using the "Medium Grade" for walking surfaces. "Fine Grade" for sitting surfaces.
October 29, 2020
I am very happy with this product. I used the white and purchased a small pack which I found to not give me the coverage that I wanted. I applied by painting the surface first, then spreading the Soft Sand . I waited a few hours for the paint to set up , then swept up the excess to reuse and applied two more coats of paint. This gave me a very uniform surface
October 23, 2020
I started with my hatches using Andy's method from boatworks today. Looks great and feels good. Still have the deck to do. It does take more paint that I thought. I'll post more when I complete the rest.
September 16, 2020
Used as directed and are Beaty happy with outcome
September 2, 2020
Used to to provide non-skid surface in my new pickup truck. Mix it with the mfr's paint code mixed into a Raptor truck bed product found at local automotive paint store, looks great and does the job. It is a poor man's option to Rhino Lining. Beware, it is difficult to get a perfectly even coat of the soft sand coating on the bed of the truck, you will end up with some areas of just paint- all depends on your painting ability and patience, but if you have matched the mfr's paint color, it all blends in fine. After all, it is a truck bed, not a visible area on a boat deck.
August 26, 2020
Looks good haven't used it yet. Thought the bag would be bigger but I will incorporate more sand into the paint
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