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Old 04-15-2011, 03:04 PM   #11
Lincoln Brigham
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Re: Platform Stain/Poly

Originally Posted by Scott Kraatz View Post
I'm not sure but I'd think the sand mixed with paint would prematurely wear down a pair of lifting shoes ($$$).
It's O-lifting not cha-cha. If you're wearing thin the rubber soles of your O-lifting shoes you're probably doing something very, very wrong.

I used poly on my platform and haven't had too much of a slippage problem. IIRC I used very coarse sandpaper between coats.

I also have heard that using silica sand mixed into paint or poly works quite well:
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:39 PM   #12
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Re: Platform Stain/Poly

Thank you all for the suggestions. I'm going to try and rough it up a little this weekend.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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Re: Platform Stain/Poly

What I did for my platforms was brush on the poly, wait maybe 20-30 min once it got very tacky (almost dry) then go over it again with a dry stiff brush and do random angle sweeps with the brush. This will make small groves in the poly so it won't be slippery but still look nice.
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