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Old 03-06-2010, 04:42 PM
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So this morning, I built a teeter for Lucy. Considering I've never built anything in my life, I'm pretty darn pleased with myself!

My question is, what do you guys use for the surface? Right now it's just a board, so I obviously need something to provide traction. I was thinking of mixing sand in with paint. Good idea? Anyone have better suggestions? I saw that cleanrun sells traction stuff, but I'm not paying $100+ for it!
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:12 PM
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I use tremclad paint, add a generous layer of sand. Let dry, brush off and then repaint with tremclad.
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What's tremclad? I've never heard of that, and a search of home depot's website brings up nothing.

Can you use regular sand bag sand, or does it need to be coarser? I would think coarser is better.
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It's heavier paint often used on rusty things... but I've found it coats wood well and preserves it. Maybe it's a Canadian thing? Tremclad - Rust Paint - Medium Blue (946ml) - 27009X 145 - Home Depot Canada

I used sand off the side of my driveway honestly, lol. I wouldn't use like little kid sandbox sand. You want a little more grit to it than that.
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If you go to, like, Menards or Home Depot or something, in the paint section they sell sand stuff that is used for steps, poolside, and stuff like that. That's what I bought. I bought one bag and have used it on my a-frame and table, and I still have plenty left.
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I have an excellent surface on my contact equipment, painted it, dried, painted again and then covered in Sand blasting Sand about $5.00 per bag. Dry and sweep off any extra sand, paint again.
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Thanks all! I bought bright blue and yellow paint today at home depot, along with sand made for laying pavers (grittier than sandbox sand--hopefully it will work).

By tomorrow, I should have weave poles, jumps, a tire jump, and a teeter in my backyard! Not bad!
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