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 Fine, Medium, or Coarse grade particles in 1/4 Pint and Pint sizes. Available in White and Beige.
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How Much SoftSand Do I Need?
1/4 Pint of SoftSand - Add to 1 Quart of paint
1 Pint of SoftSand - Add to 1 Gallon of paint
Rubber-based paint additive creates a comfortable, skid-resistant surface
Much more durable and barefoot-friendly than rigid particles like sand, aluminum oxide, pumice, plastic, and carborundum
Specially formulated elastomeric compound is not derived from scrap material
Excellent adhesion to acrylic, epoxy, and urethane surfaces in need of texturing
Superior weatherability, flexibility, & durability
Attractive color consistency
Easy to use
Contains no free silica, which can be hazardous to your health
Ideal for a number of residential, marine, and construction applications, including decks, tennis courts, hand rails, pools, and much more
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.
1.4 (Approximately half that of mineral additives)
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
Important Safety Information
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.
Non Skid Additive
Soft Sand Non-Skid - Fine
Great product! The 1 pint bags are too small. I was only able to barely complete the cockpit decking. Spectacular results. I used the Soft Sand - Fine and recommend a good 100% coverage not sparse broadcasting. You need the right size sifter to accomplish this.. .
SV Paper Moon - 38' Down East Cutter
Port St. Lucie Fla.
This works well
I bought the fine to sprinkle and was very happy. I wanted something more course and ordered the paint additive by mistake. I used this as a sprinkle onto wet paint and it worked just as well.
Perfect surface for safety and appearance.
I was going to use KiwiGrip but was looking for alternatives that were less course in appearance for the restoration of a Herreshoff America Catboat. I came across this product and gave it a try. I applied it by putting down one coat of Kirby's paint and applied the Softsand while the paint was still wet. Once it dried, I vacuumed up the excess (which you can collect and use again) and applied another coat of paint. The result was a soft yet slightly textured surface on my deck that was safe as well as not tearing up your feet or knees and looked great. I have aYouTube channel for my boat's restoration and will be producing the episode where I apply and review this product (Search YouTube for The Salvation Navy if you want to see it, released soon). I highly recommend this product and will certainly use it again anytime I need an economical, low maintenance, durable and safe non-skid marine surface.