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Forum topic by John posted 08-15-2017 12:49 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2017 12:49 AM

I have a small shop, 12×16 I built myself. The problem I’m having is the floor is getting very slippery, to a point that feels unsafe. The floor is 1X12 southern yellow pine tongue and groove nailed with square cut nails. It’s on top of let paper sandwiched between the pine and 3/4 plywood sub floor on top of pressure teated 2×8 16” 0C. I sanded and cleaned the floor with a cleaner as recommended before I put Mono coat on it. It’s been fine for several years but now no matter what I do its slippery. I vacuum it, sweep it, wipe it down with a damp mop with a cleaner and it still seems slippery. Any recommendations appreciated. I’ve thought of using one of the items they use on hardwood floors that get slippery but wanted feed back first.


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#1 posted 08-15-2017 01:18 AM

Stop sweeping, mopping and wiping it :)

Or get some of these:


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#2 posted 08-15-2017 01:21 AM

You could try 1/4 cup vinegar with a gallon of water. Or, rustoleum males a nonslip spray. Or take Brad’s advise.

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 02:56 AM

I agree with you, if it feels slippery it is not safe.

We used to add a non-slip grit to the paint for boat decks. It was like a very fine sand mixed with the paint. You might be able to use that mixed with a urethane floor finish. If I recall correctly it was made by Petit.

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 03:04 AM

Sand and a varnish for the cheap route.

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 03:08 AM

change your shoes maybe :<))


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#6 posted 08-15-2017 03:32 AM

I’d pick up a gallon of varnish and a little bit of sand and a bucket to mix them in. Mix well and apply to your floor.

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#7 posted 08-15-2017 12:16 PM

If you varnish your floors, add some of this:

I use it in the clear sealer for my patio

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