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Forum topic by Andrew posted 12-28-2011 04:46 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2011 04:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: slip slippery finish step stool

I am building a stepstool for a small child. What is the best type of finish that will look nice, be protected from moisture (used in the bathroom) and, prevent slipping with little wet feet?

I was just going to use polyurethane but I am concerned it might be a bit slippery.

Thoughts?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY


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#1 posted 12-28-2011 06:36 PM

Also, what type of non-skid shoes do you guys recommend (if any) for the bottom of the legs?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 06:05 AM

I think just about any finish will reduce the coefficient of friction between the wet feet and the stool top or steps. Would a piece of rubber cemented to the top work for you?

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 06:06 AM

Well I did finish it with shellac and paste wax, it’s not as slippery as i had worried about. I told his parents that if they notice it being slippery, then we can address it later. So till they say anything, I’m not worried :)

Thanks!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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