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Insl-X Sure Grip paint

hickslawns

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Looking forward to using this in the new enclosed trailer. Reviews look solid. People use it on garage floors, pools, decks, etc. I contacted the Cargo Express company direct. This is the brand of enclosed trailer I ended up buying. They say the floor is treated and no paint is needed but when they are requested for a painted floor from the factory, this is the product they use. Figure I better go with what the manufacturer uses. I plan on using this trailer for 10 years or more. I'd hate to replace a floor in an enclosed trailer. More importantly, we will have wet mowers and grass in and out constantly. I don't want to see anyone slip and fall. I plan to paint about 2 feet up the walls, the floor, and the ramp door. Ordered enough for two coats of paint. Below is a pretty cool video of a commercial kitchen where they applied to a portion of the floor.

I share because I think this could work for a lot of us on porches, garages, etc. Home Depot has it for $30/gal in certain colors and most colors were $40-50/gal. One gallon covers 120 sq ft.


 

hickslawns

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Depends on the product. I'd need to watch it again. I've looked at numerous similar products. Some of the. Come in packets you break open, mix together, and spread. I thought this one was just a roll on product. For concrete applications there were some extra steps such as etching the concrete with another product first.
 
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Finished the second coat tonight. I was thinking it had a rubber like feeling from the sample I looked at. Then I remembered I didn't buy that product. BUT. . .I don't care what it feels like to the touch. I'm only concerned about protecting the trailer AND keeping my guys from slipping. The first coat showed me it's finish. Very rough. Almost like sandpaper. Definitely has some nice grip. Says it needs a week to fully cure. Guess I'll be hauling it to the vinyl lettering guy tomorrow. Then the only thing left will be the test of time to see how it holds up.
 

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I need to take a picture before we get busy. One full season and I am impressed. The floor is holding up very well. The walls aren't getting any wear but the chute covers banging into it has taken some chunks here and there. Can't fault the paint for that. Seems to reduce the impact on the wood. At least the paint on the walls is giving us a little protection. Keep in mind the mowers are sometimes in/out of the trailer 15-20 times a day. Pretty impressive in my eyes to be holding up.

Just added another trailer. It has walls painted white. Floor is grey. Not exactly slip resistant paint. Just paint over wood. I'll likely add a coat of grey Insl-X to the floors of this trailer as well. Driving a dirt track truck in and out is going to make it slick. Especially if you push or winch a truck in there spewing oil/antifreeze due to a motor issue or if you get rained out and it is sloppy muddy.