The Solution for Slippery Concrete
If you have stamped concrete, then you most likely also have extremely slippery concrete right? The concrete sealer that is used to enhance the color, also creates a dangerously slick surface.
The good news is that the solution is simple and inexpensive. The product you need to buy is called “SharkGrip”, manufactured by H&C. It is a fine crystalized powder additive that you mix into the 5 gallon bucket of liquid concrete sealer. Once you stir it in it suspends perfectly in the liquid. In fact, you can even spray it through a pump up weed sprayer or roll it on.
It creates a surface much like extremely fine grit sandpaper and is completely invisible. I have used this at my own house and around pools. It works great! In fact it provides so much grip that you do not want to use it around a swimming pool if you have an automatic cover that has to pull across the concrete surface.
I sealed the stamped ribbon around our swimming pool with Shark Grip added to the concrete sealer. Although no kids fell that day, I created another problem. The automatic pool cover motor struggled to drag the cover across all the friction that the SharkGrip product provides.
One bottle mixes into a 5 gallon bucket of sealer. Shark Grip is sold at Sherwin Williams paint stores and Lowes for around $8.50 a bottle
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